Senior Regulatory Counsel, Commodities and Trading

| Greater Boston Area

Circle is a global crypto finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people and institutions create and share value globally. With our suite of products, we enable our customers to send and receive money around the world easily, as well as invest in and trade crypto assets.

The Senior Regulatory Counsel can be based in Boston or New York and will be a leader in Circle’s Legal team. You will be expected to provide solutions to complex legal problems in uncertain regulatory frameworks, advising the business on how existing or new blockchain-based product offerings can fit into existing regulatory schemes – and then execute on such plans. You will also work with the management team on how to engage with the CFTC and other key regulators in the creation of new regulations and in advocating for interpretive guidance or relief to help Circle meet its goals. You will be joining a fun, fast-paced and growing legal team working collaboratively together on novel legal issues.

What you’ll work on:

  • Analyze Circle’s current and future commodities offerings to assess regulatory requirements and advise senior management as to how to address regulatory requirements
  • Serve as the point person for engagement with the CFTC and other key regulators and as the internal resource on regulatory questions related to commodities
  • Stay on top of developments in the regulatory environment for blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings and advise management on new risks or opportunities
  • Supervise and manage outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of Circle’s legal representation are of the highest quality, including overall strategy and the day-to-day running of matters
  • Coordinate with management and the product team to understand the operational and product development impact of regulatory frameworks

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 10+ years’ experience at a regulated consumer financial services company, top tier law firm, and/or relevant government agency working with CFTC regulatory frameworks focused on trading and markets
  • Significant experience at the CFTC including advising CFTC Commissioners preferred 
  • Passion and depth of experience with blockchain technology is preferred; willingness to learn more about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency is required
  • Superior communication skills are crucial to this position. You should be comfortable engaging with the management team, external counsel and regulators on topics critical to Circle’s success
  • Must be comfortable providing legal guidance on short timelines and with limited information and then helping to execute on the business decision – even if it involves legal risks
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics. Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Commitment to diversity and a respect for others

Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville. We’re backed by $250 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat), Accel Partners, and Bitmain, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Hong Kong.

Circle Pay enables customers to send and receive money, across borders and currencies. Circle Invest empowers consumers to buy and sell crypto assets. Circle Trade is one of the world’s top market makers for major crypto coins and offers OTC trading services for institutions and high net worth individuals. Additionally, in 2018 Circle acquired Poloniex and signed an agreement to acquire SeedInvest, both of which enable us to expand our offerings even further. Poloniex is one of the world's leading token marketplaces. SeedInvest is the largest equity crowdfunding platform in the United States, as well as a licensed broker-dealer.

Check us out at circle.com and download Circle Pay & Circle Invest for iOS and Android today.

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Boston, MA

An Insider's view of Circle

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a team-oriented, open concept, collaborative office. I love working with people who are incredibly passionate about what they do.

Rachel

Office Experience Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If I can, I walk over to them, but I typically message them on Slack about an idea or contextualized piece of customer feedback. With that info, we can better understand how to enhance overall customer experience and how we can improve it.

George

Customer Experience Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Coming to Circle from a law firm was a huge change for me, but I’ve learned so much in just a few months. From learning about cryptocurrency to employment law to stock options, I love that I get to work on something new every day. I’m excited to continue working for a company that gives me an opportunity to learn something new every day.

Karla

Paralegal

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Circle has been an ideal place for to gain technical knowledge from pros with deep expertise in their fields. Working alongside seasoned engineers and data scientists, a younger professional can learn the ins-and-outs of complex frameworks that would take years to master elsewhere. Circle has taken my technical skills to the next level.

Jon

Analytics

What are Circle Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Covered 100% by Circle
Dental Benefits
Covered 80% by Circle
Vision Benefits
Covered 100% by Circle
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Circle offers group-term life insurance with a payout of the employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Circle's 401(k) retirement plan is administered through Vanguard and matches employee's contributions up to 3% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
Circle offers generous stock options, including vesting over a four-year period and options refreshes every three years.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Circle has a 'take what you need' flexible vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Circle offers relocation assistance to assist with moving costs and travel expense reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
Circle reimburses up to three months of any fitness program/gym membership, in addition to an annual gift card of $300 for a clean bill of health!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

$150 per month for your cell phone bill!
Free cell phone upgrade every 18 months!!
$200 monthly stipend for lunch!!!

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