Counsel - Regulatory


Building the Future of Crypto 

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

The Opportunity

  • Plan and implement company-wide regulatory strategy for rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the crypto industry
  • Guide new product creation and regulatory acquisition strategy working with the product and strategy teams
  • Work with prominent financial services regulators on cutting-edge regulatory issues

Skills you should have

  • 5+ years of relevant experience applying financial laws and regulations, whether at a top law firm, in house or at a regulator or self-regulatory organization
  • JD from a well regarded law school and membership (in good standing) in a US state bar
  • Strong analytical, writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to distill complex legal and regulatory advice into understandable and actionable guidance for non-lawyers
  • A proactive, entrepreneurial mindsetAn opportunity-making attitude, using the law to increase the company’s optionality
  • Interest in the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks governing securities, banking and derivatives
  • Familiarity with U.S securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933,  Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and associated rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with the Commodity Exchange Act and associated rules and regulations
  • Experience with financial services  licensing applications and regulatory engagement through the licensing/registration process
  • Experience counseling product teams in a fintech setting

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