Senior Counsel, Litigation

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 68 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Coinbase is leading the expansion of digital currency into the financial mainstream.  Our growing legal team is building out its litigation practice. You will be working in a cutting edge and fast paced environment, where disruptive technologies and unconventional thinking are the norm.  We are seeking an experienced litigation counsel who can manage strategic litigation and regulatory investigations for Coinbase in the US and internationally across a range of practice areas. This position will report to our Director, Associate General Counsel, Litigation. 

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Manage fast-paced docket of litigation and regulatory investigations / matters (including financial regulatory enforcement matters) for Coinbase across a range of practice areas
  • Develop, execute, and continuously assess Coinbase world-wide litigation strategy and tactics, including providing thought leadership, strategic direction and proactive solutions
  • Join team who receives, tracks, investigates, prepares evidentiary presentations, attempts to settle, and, where necessary, litigates litigation and regulatory matters brought against Coinbase.
  • Draft and file pleadings and briefs as needed
  • Engage and manage outside counsel to effectively and efficiently represent Coinbase
  • Work collegially and supportively with other members of legal team

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • At least six years litigation experience across multiple subject areas, including courtroom experience
  • Experience managing and successfully resolving strategic litigation
  • Experience with regulatory investigations and financial regulatory enforcement actions
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage expanding litigation practice, using outside counsel strategically and efficiently 
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, clear communication, and business pragmatism
  • Team player essential -- willing to tackle tasks large or small 
  • Ability to learn new areas of the law quickly and well
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Basic understanding of the regulatory landscape in the crypto industry
  • Bonus: experience working with or in the cryptocurrency space, FinTech space, and financial institutions and markets
  • Juris doctor from accredited law school required
  • Member of a US state bar in good standing

ID: P1370042


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