Assistant General Counsel, Employment

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Remote Anywhere

Building the Internet of Money 

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
What makes us different? Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values
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
Before you apply, please read the  page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission
As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages
Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space
Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like , , and 
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The team

Join our growing Labor and Employment legal team of attorneys and paraprofessionals working on matters such as international workforce structuring, employee separations and hirings, employee conflict management, executive compensation agreements, and wage-and-hour matters to further Kraken’s mission
This role is fully remote within the United States (US)

Per the listed requirement for US state bar admission, we will consider only US-based applicants

The opportunity

    • Manage Kraken’s Labor and Employment (L&E) legal team including scoping, planning, and hiring additional team members
    • Work with executive leadership, existing employment counsel, and the Kraken Experience (HR) team to develop L&E global policies and practice for our rapidly growing, highly international workforce
    • Advise the company on workforce structuring, employee separations and hirings, employee conflict management, executive compensation agreements, and wage-and-hour matters
    • Work closely with the Kraken Experience team and business leaders to craft on-point policies and procedures for a successful global workplace
    • Oversee and support existing counsel with global workplace investigations involving employee complaints and personnel performance issues
    • Provide expert strategic input to the business and recruiting teams on expanding Kraken’s global footprint, global mobility issues, and contingent workforce
    • Monitor and advise on global L&E trends including those within the cryptocurrency industry to help Company’s competitive adaptability, talent acquisition and retention, and workplace processes
    • Provide creative, innovative, and effective legal solutions for business stakeholders

Skills you should HODL

    • 10+ years of transactional attorney experience advising in the US, EU, Ireland, UK and other jurisdictions on Employment, Labor, and Executive Compensation issues, to include in-house and law-firm experience working with companies on high-growth scaling and mature Fortune 500 stages
    • Broad international, Labor and Employment legal background 
    • Significant experience conducting due diligence and supporting mergers and acquisitions
    • Active license to practice law in at least one US State
    • Interest in (1) the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why, plus (2) company culture: creating a better experience for yourself and all other employees
    • Experienced giving practical

      as applied legal guidance
    • Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills
    • Excellent project management, negotiation, drafting, and time management skills
    • Honed executive communication skills
    • Excellent business judgment, analytic rigor, and legal pragmatism
    • Mindset that is team-oriented, plus proactive and entrepreneurial: an opportunity-making person who uses the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it


    • Experience with executive compensation
    • Experience both in-house and at a law firm

Location Tagging: #USKraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives
We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job

We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind
Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws
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