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Jan 12th, 2022

Senior Counsel

Full Time

About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 

We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 

Our diverse group of 2,400+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 

Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!

About the role

This is a fully remote role for an attorney licensed to practice in the United States

Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for leading legal work for corporate development activities at all stages of an M&A deal, from transaction structuring and term sheet negotiation to due diligence, definitive agreement negotiation, and post-closing integration
  • Leading legal acquisition team to execution of the firm's global M&A transactions
  • Providing creative, innovative, and effective legal solutions for business stakeholders on routinely short timelines
  • Distilling complex or ambiguous legal situations into clear articulations of options and alternatives
  • Be an outstanding collaborator with colleagues in legal, finance, accounting, corporate development, compliance, tax, equity, human resources, compensation and other areas

Requirements

  • 8+ years of relevant mergers and acquisitions experience at a leading national firm
  • Preference for 2+ years of comparable in-house practice, with exposure to high-growth, highly acquisitive technology companies
  • Exceptional oral communication and executive presence, as well as poise to handle pressure-filled decision making
  • Ability to lead transactions effectively while overseeing the work of / managing other team members
  • Experience in public-public acquisitions, public-private, and private-private, utilizing cash, stock, or a combination for consideration
  • Experience crafting and implementing various equity-based compensation schemas for acquisition target founders/executives
  • Advanced understanding of the M&A regulatory landscape and ramifications  
  • Excellent project management, negotiation, drafting, and time management skills
  • Excellent judgement, analytic rigor, and business pragmatism
  • Deep curiosity and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves (no job too big, no job too small)
  • Must be active and in good standing in one State Bar in the United States

Nice to Haves

  • Passion for / demonstrated interest in the crypto industry
  • Experience with regulated financial services firms
Location Tagging: #US

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 

As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 

Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers.  

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