Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also the creator of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, regulated, dollar, which is quickly approaching 10 billion in circulation, growing over 1000% year over year. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.
What you’ll be part of:
With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce,” Circle was founded on the belief that blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy. We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.
What you’ll be responsible for:
Under the direction of the General Counsel, you will play an immediate and direct role in regulatory, compliance, and transactional work, supporting the launch of new products, services and customer segments as we grow in new markets.
What you'll work on:
You will aspire to our four core values:
What you'll bring to Circle:
8-12 years of legal experience with a working knowledge of:
Experience with international applicability of securities and banking laws and regulations also desired, as Circle expands into new markets.
You are passionate about financial technology, are a team player with a sense of humour, and enjoy learning but also mentoring.
You are comfortable working in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
You apply sound, practical business judgment to your legal recommendations, and are creative at solving problems while balancing important legal risks for the business.
You can work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance but are also comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team.
You have a JD (or foreign equivalent degree) and active membership in at least one US State Bar. Prior in-house experience for at least 5 years a must, including private and public traded companies.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.