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SFOX

SFOX

Legal
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

sFOX is a full-service prime dealer uniting liquidity from over 30 exchanges and OTC desks in one easy-to-manage platform. sFOX's platform provides traders with best execution services from a single account, a single counterparty, and a single workflow — giving traders greater capital efficiency. Its smart order router algorithmically routes traders to the most competitive prices worldwide, reducing slippage and improving trade performance across immense scale.

sFOX is committed to the highest standards of investor protection and reliability. The platform is SOC 2 certified and provides access to the market 24/7 with 99.99% uptime. Founded in 2014, the company is backed by Social Capital, Digital Currency Group, Khosla Ventures, DHVC, Haystack, Blockchain Capital, Y Combinator, and executives from PayPal and Airbnb.

We’re on a mission to open the world’s financial markets to everyone and we’re looking for exceptional talent to join our rapidly growing team.

About the Position

Working closely with the internal legal team and business colleagues, you will be responsible for regulatory analysis of new digital asset and blockchain related products and strategic initiatives, while drafting and negotiating complex technology, financial services, and vendor agreements. You will work with legal team colleagues and outside law firms to ensure that the business is fully informed of relevant regulatory developments and practical impact of new law and regulation on the business.

Responsibilities

  • Work as the lead of the legal team to assist the sFOX leadership team in analyzing and navigating the financial regulatory landscape relevant to new blockchain and cryptocurrency products the company wishes to offer in the United States and internationally.
  • Assist the management team in understanding the practical operational, staffing, and product development impact which results from different, complex financial services licenses the business may pursue.
  • Serve as an internal resource on a variety of commercial matters and questions to a diverse group of business executives and legal team colleagues responsible for product counseling, governance, and transactional matters.
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts including services, consulting, licensing, non-disclosure, and other commercial, financial services and technology related agreements.
  • Coordinate commercial and vendor onboarding efforts across internal teams.

Requirements

  • JD degree with at least 15 years of experience at a regulated financial services firm, financial regulatory agency, contracts experience within tech or financial services, or in a national law firm
  • Excellent communications skills are critical, ability to provide crisp and practical legal advice and synthesize complex regulatory constructs succinctly and effectively, especially in circumstances where application of the law to the underlying technology and related products is unclear
  • Experience with money transmission laws in the US and around the globe
  • Experience working with regulators such as the SEC and CFTC
  • Experience with crypto broker-dealers
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, and business pragmatism
  • Familiarity with the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)
  • Member of the CA bar and in good standing preferred, other states accepted
  • Experience with corporate governance necessary.
  • Experience managing a staff of legal professionals
  • Experience with fundraising and startups is not necessary, but preferred.
  • Ability to identify issues and suggest enhancements to form agreements, policies, procedures, and processes
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Not Required, but Nice to Have

  • Experience with high growth startups

sFOX is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.