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General Counsel



Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

At Paradigm, we are changing the future of finance! By joining us at this early stage, you’ll be building cutting-edge, distributed financial service infrastructure that will reshape financial services across CeFi and DeFi markets.

About Paradigm

  • Paradigm is a zero-fee, institutional liquidity network for derivatives traders across CeFi and DeFi.
  • We provide unified access to multi-asset, multi-protocol liquidity on demand without compromising on execution preferences, costs, and immediacy.
  • We’ve built the largest network of institutional counterparties in crypto, with over 1000 institutional clients trading over $10 B per month.
  • We are a diverse, global team led by our organizational principles and united by our mission to bring on-demand liquidity for traders, anytime and anywhere, without compromises. We also strive to ship faster than anyone else in the industry!
  • We are backed by the best traders and investors in the space, including Jump Capital, Genesis Trading, Dragonfly Capital, QCP Capital, Optiver US, IMC, GSR Markets, Akuna Capital, Fidelity Digital Assets CMT Digital, Goldentree Asset Management, Amber Group, OK Group, Bybit Fintech, and CoinShares.

As General Counsel, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the future of Paradigm and decentralized finance. you will tackle the complex and unprecedented applications of the current legal system to the revolutionary industry of crypto assets and blockchain technology. At Paradigm, Legal plays a critical role in guiding innovation and driving value for the business, while upholding our core tenets of security, compliance, and trust for our customers. This role requires a candidate with prior experience interpreting regulations relevant to crypto and DeFi and working with crypto-based stakeholders and technology partners. Join us and help define the legal department of the future.


  • Act as General Counsel for Paradigm on a broad range of business interests and legal matters, including corporate, securities, employment, intellectual property, privacy and dispute resolution
  • Collaborate with and support the Leadership on evaluating and communicating legal risks to internal stakeholders and external parties
  • Take the lead in implementing, operating, and enhancing regulatory compliance policies, processes and procedures
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements
  • Provide risk-weighted legal advice to management on contract negotiations, transactional activity, and dispute resolution
  • Lead engagements with regulators and other governmental stakeholders across the region
  • Perform legal research on regulatory issues and remain up-to-date on developments in decentralized finance

Minimum requirements

  • JD degree and active law license in good standing
  • 4+ years of experience at a law firm and/or in-house
  • Knowledge of and interest in disruptive technology, financial services; prior experience working in decentralized finance and/or digital assets is a plus
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and make actionable recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize matters
  • Track record of developing a moderate, well-informed, balanced, and nuanced perspective on regulatory matters and ability to translate advanced legal concepts into easily understandable terms
  • Ability to proactively, efficiently, and accurately assess legal business risks in a fast-paced environment
  • Track record of creative problem solving, excellent written and oral communication skills, and development of strong and trusted cross-functional relationships

Our Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay and transparent pay bands
  • Flexible work environment
    • Unlimited vacation with a minimum required PTO of 10 days annually.
    • Celebrate your national holidays, in addition to floating holidays, to honor what matters to you, not HQ.
  • Full benefits (benefits vary by country)
    • We offer the highest benefits package offered by our Employment of Record partners; insurance carriers and plans vary by country
  • Generous technology and learning allowances
    • $3500 first-year budget to spend on your computer, peripherals, office essentials...whatever makes you most efficient and comfortable. You'll then receive a $2000 refresh every 2 years.
    • $1000 budget to spend on learning and development materials, courses or conferences.

Paradigm is an equal opportunity employer.