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Grayscale

Grayscale

Legal
Stamford, CT, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Grayscale Investments is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. Through its family of investment products, Grayscale provides access and exposure to the digital currency asset class in the form of a traditional security without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping digital currencies directly. With a proven track record and unrivaled experience, Grayscale’s products operate within existing regulatory frameworks, creating secure and compliant exposure for investors.

Position Summary:

Grayscale Investments is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as its ETF Counsel and support its growing suite of registered investment products and ETF Series Trust. The ETF Counsel will be deeply involved in strategy, initial offering and maintenance of Grayscale’s structured investment products, which may include ETFs, ’40 Act Funds, ’33 Act ETPs and other exchange traded products.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain Grayscale’s listed products.
  • Engage and negotiate relationships with key service providers such as authorized participants.
  • Advise on the legal and regulatory requirements of SEC-registered public market issuers.
  • Maintain up-to-date and consistent prospectuses and offering memoranda.
  • Assist with preparing annual, quarterly and current reports (i.e., 10-Ks, 10-Qs and 8-Ks).
  • Stay up to date on SEC rules, guidance and interpretations that impact the business.
  • Work with and manage outside counsel.
  • Respond to regulatory correspondence.
  • Coordinate with ETF, finance, distribution, accounting and operations teams and service providers.

Prior Experience/Requirements:

  • JD from a top-tier law school or top degree from a leading university.
  • 6-8 years of experience in-house at an asset manager, ETF issuer or New York law firm capital markets practice.
  • Experience with SEC filings and working with commercial printers (e.g., Donnelly, Merrill).
  • Experience working with authorized participants and other ETF market participants.
  • Experience working with SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, T&M and/or IM (preferred).
  • Basic knowledge of cryptocurrencies and their legal and regulatory implications (preferred).
  • Advanced MS Office skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail, including mechanical aspects of drafting
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills
  • Strong research skills and an inquisitive mindset
  • Multitasks and manages/prioritizes workload to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Analytical thinker that can work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.