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Uphold
Legal Counsel
at Uphold
3 months ago | 344 views | Be the first one to apply

Legal Counsel

Full-time
New York
Per year
$160,000 To $180,000

About the company

Uphold is an easy-to-use investments and payments app. Specialising in digital assets, we serve more than 10 million customers in 150 countries. We open around 3,000 accounts a day and provide consumers with a more versatile and cost-effective home for their daily financial lives. For businesses, we provide regulated infrastructure to connect crypto with fiat currencies. Today, we support over 200 digital assets, 28 national currencies and four precious metals. Our unique trading experience allows customers to trade directly between any supported asset or currency in one step - physical gold to Bitcoin, for example - saving both time and money.

Job Summary

Responsibilities

📍Negotiate, draft, and execute commercial agreements with technology partners and vendors. 📍Offer counsel on wide-ranging legal issues and advise executives within the company. 📍Work alongside other departments across the company, including HR, Security, Compliance, Product, and Engineering. 📍Advise on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with commercial transactions. 📍Researching and anticipating legal issues that could impact the company, including developments in the regulation of digital assets. 📍Operationalize legal workflow and contract management across the company. 📍Other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

📍Law degree from a recognized university. 📍Admitted to NY bar or able to be admitted on motion/reciprocity. 📍3-7+ years of corporate experience in large law firm and/or in-house. 📍Experience in cryptocurrency/fintech a major plus; interest in cryptocurrency required. 📍Experience working with regulators or for a regulated business is a plus. 📍Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization. 📍Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues. 📍Ability to work independently with little or no supervision but be a team player with a great attitude.

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