Description:

Merkle Standard, a large scale and rapidly growing bitcoin mining platform, is seeking to add a General Counsel to its team. Merkle is guided by its business philosophy; to accelerate sustainable digital asset mining through a vertically integrated platform. With 225 MW of capacity at its existing site, Merkle will be one of the largest bitcoin mining platforms in North America.

Role and Responsibilities:
This position will report to the CEO and oversee all legal and compliance aspects of the firm, including:
  • Familiarity with the evolving legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to digital assets, cryptocurrencies, blockchain products, including securities and commodities laws, state laws and regulations, and foreign laws.
  • Staying abreast of applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and best practices, and advising management and business units on strategic and day-to-day issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements in a variety of commercial transactions and business deals, including joint ventures
  • Managing and refining the firm's compliance program.
  • Managing and refining the firm's third party risk management program.
  • General corporate matters and governance.
  • Advising on employment matters.
  • Provide effective and competent management of the work of outside counsel, including responsibility for budget issues on projects and matters in area(s) of responsibility.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • JD from a top tier law school and admitted to practice law in California.
  • Knowledge of securities laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of blockchain/cryptocurrency.

Preferred Skills:
  • Previous senior-level experience in a similar company.
  • Experience in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Advanced compliance and/or financial services certifications (e.g., CAMS) preferred.

Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Free access to building gym
  • Friendly work culture