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Shakepay
General Counsel
8 months ago | 744 views | 1 applications

General Counsel

Full-time
Remote

About the company

Shakepay is reimagining financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake, by making it bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture funds having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Job Summary

You will

📍Lead the legal, compliance, and policy teams to align with Shakepay's company objectives (currently, a team of 8 shakers). 📍Develop and implement robust legal risk-mapping, helping define the boundaries of acceptable risk to empower Shakepay in the creation of great products for our customers. 📍Oversee alignment of public and internal communications with the company's overarching strategic objectives. 📍Represent Shakepay publicly, acting as a bridge between the company and external entities such as regulators, industry counterparts, and outside counsel. 📍Lead the compliance team through strategic planning and the execution of regulatory compliance, including CIRO/IIROC registration. 📍Work in collaboration with other teams, understanding their roles and ensuring legal, regulatory, and policy requirements are communicated and upheld.

Must have

📍Strong legal operator: Experience running a legal function at a mid-to-large financial services company or a partner at a law firm specializing in financial services. 📍Business acumen: Ability to understand and navigate Shakepay's business objectives, balancing legal considerations with growth aspirations. 📍Leadership: Proven track record in a senior legal leadership role, including building and mentoring teams. 📍Relationship building: Established relationships with relevant regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. 📍Adaptability: Comfort and resilience in rapidly changing landscapes, showing aptitude in volatile environments. 📍Licensed to practice law in Canada and a lawyer in good standing. 📍Basic knowledge and interest in bitcoin.

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