Counsel or Senior Counsel, Regulatory & Compliance

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OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for , or NFTs
Applications for NFTs include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and many other items backed by a blockchain
OpenSea is an open, inclusive web3 platform, where individuals can come to explore NFTs and connect with each other to purchase and sell NFTs
At OpenSea, we're excited about building a platform that supports a brand new economy based on true digital ownership and are proud to be recognized as ranked top private company
When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work
We also know how critical it is to celebrate and support our differences
Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish
We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status
To help facilitate this, we support remote, hybrid or onsite work at either New York City, San Francisco or the Silicon Valley for the majority of our opportunities
We are looking for someone who is scrappy, flexible, able to problem solve and get things done, and has a love of learning
  You will be an early member of our Legal team and will have key roles in regulatory counseling and compliance matters
  The ideal candidate is a collaborative team player who is passionate about NFTs and blockchain technology and happiest in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
We are open to candidates who are based in (or willing to relocate to) San Francisco or New York


    • Help assess and respond to complex regulatory inquiries, as well as help identify and execute (through our partners in Trust & Safety, Product, ENG, or directly in Legal) solutions to help mitigate key areas of legal risk
    • Provide legal and compliance advice on the development, improvement, and maintenance of risk management programs, particularly in the areas of securities, sanctions, and money laundering
    • Assist with law enforcement matters
    • Provide product, operations, and community teams guidance on day-to-day issues, as well as foundational legal issues without clear solutions
    • Keep abreast of quickly developing legal landscape to forecast and head off challenges for rapidly scaling business
    • If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply
      Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team

Desired Experience

    • 5+ years of legal experience
    • Experience with crypto or web3 products or platforms
    • Experience providing legal and compliance advice across a variety of legal issues (securities, sanctions, and/or anti-money laundering experience a plus)
    • Experience devising or implementing processes and controls designed to mitigate legal risk
    • Strong risk assessment and execution skills
    • Track record of collaborative partnership with lawyers and non-lawyers to solve problems and get things done
    • Juris doctor from an accredited law school
    • Member of a US state bar in good standing
    • (Nice to have) In-house experience at high-growth, technology, or web3 company
    • (Nice to have) Relevant government or regulatory experience 

The base salary for this full-time position, which spans across multiple internal levels depending on qualifications, ranges between $200,000 to $285,000 plus benefits & equity

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