Associate General Counsel

Who We Are:

Solana Labs, Inc. (“Solana Labs”) is a technology company that builds products, tools, and reference implementations to further expand the Solana ecosystem.  Solana is a global state machine, and the world’s most performant blockchain. It gives developers the confidence to build for the long term by delivering predictable scaling without compromising security or composability. Solana’s performance is driven by a single global state, which is capable of processing tens of thousands of smart contracts at once, and by Proof of History, a distributed clock that unlocks low-latency, sub-second finality across the global state.  Established in 2018, Solana Labs is a technology company with a fast paced, problem-solving environment that operates at the center of blockchain infrastructure, cryptocurrency and decentralized applications.

To be successful in this role,

You will:

  • Provide full product life-cycle counseling for crypto products Solana Labs is launching or incubating. Ensure product compliance with applicable U.S. and international laws and regulations, in close collaboration with colleagues in Legal and Compliance teams. 
  • Provide thought leadership and strategic direction on novel digital currency and blockchain technology legal and regulatory issues. Publish reports, frameworks, and other thought leadership that helps companies in our ecosystem. 
  • Lead complex and global cross functional efforts, effectively collaborating with internal stakeholders including legal and business teams (Business Development/Sales, Product/Engineering, Business Development/Sales, and Compliance).
  • Proactively solve process and other problems for the business and for portfolio companies as they plan and execute on an accelerated and aggressive global growth plan. 
  • Work with projects in-house as well as portfolio companies of Solana Capital and Solana Labs’ incubator and advisory programs.
  • Drive product compliance frameworks, oversee communication strategies and product roll outs.

You are:

  • Currently licensed in a U.S. state. JD or equivalent with 5+ years of legal experience, and preferably in-house experience as well. 
  • You have substantial expertise working with product teams in the crypto and fintech industry, specifically teams building protocols, DeFi, DAOs, NFTs, and other related products. 
  • A strong interest in digital currency and blockchain technology. 
  • Experience providing legal thought leadership in novel areas. Comfortable challenging the status quo and preconceived notions of what is possible as well as working in areas where regulation is still evolving. 
  • Proven problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary (DOE) + Benefits
  • 100% Employer-paid health insurance (health, dental, and vision) Premium PPO plan for you and your dependents 
  • Life Insurance, 401k and Health/Wellness benefits
  • Monthly cell phone & internet stipend
  • Work from home office stipend
  • Flexible vacation policy

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