We are seeking a talented and energetic legal mind with a passion for the blockchain space to take on a broad mandate of activities across the regulatory and legal spectrum. This requires a special kind of person who is very detail-oriented but also curious enough to keep on the forefront of ongoing regulation in securities law, employment law and financial regulation across both US and international arenas.
As the GC at Near, you will be the champion of our legal/regulatory strategy and the steward of the operations that support it. You will work directly with the rest of the leadership team to ensure our efforts are compliant with applicable regulations and that our strategy is the most effective for achieving our goals. This requires all the usual GC duties -- contract, employment, commercial agreements, privacy/T&C, cap table, securities issues, etc -- but also a forward-looking eye for strategic engagement with regulatory bodies to help navigate and craft policy.
To be successful, you will need to be comfortable operating in a fast-moving environment with high levels of uncertainty. This isn’t a place to get comfortable -- it’s one to help build the legal and regulatory framework for the new web around the world. It’s a demanding role but one where you have ownership of your output and a significant direct influence on the path of this company and this industry.
The best candidates will have a public profile and opinions about the crypto space and its legal/regulatory environment. Your profile grows with ours.
+ Law degree from a top university and exceptional intelligence
+ 5+ years of in-house experience with a top venture-funded startup or in a firm that specifically caters to this audience
+ Demonstrated passion for the blockchain/crypto space
## Get to Know Near
Near is building the infrastructure of the decentralized web, including the NEAR Protocol smart contract platform and a variety of supporting tools. NEAR is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications. Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.
## Working at Near
At Near, you have the chance to become an early member of a world-class team with significant upside. The opportunity we are tackling will completely reshape the landscape of the web for decades to come and potentially affect billions of people. We are funded by the top names in the industry and have attracted the best technical minds in the world to create a technology that will directly change the lives of billions of people.
This is a performance culture where you’ll be working alongside -- and learning from -- other top quality teammates executing at their best. We value boldness, ownership, transparency, curiosity and experimentation. We pay competitively plus we offer all employees full health benefits, daily lunch and a fully stocked office within walking distance of BART in SOMA.
If you’re excited by the challenge of winning in the fastest moving ecosystem as a member of its best team, this might be a good fit.