Director, Litigation, Employment, & IP

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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
You will report directly to the General Counsel and lead the litigation & employment function at OpenSea
  The ideal candidate is a collaborative team player that is passionate about blockchain technology and happiest in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment

What you’ll do:

    • Develop, execute, and continually evaluate legal strategy in litigation matters and potential legal disputes
    • Advise HR & recruiting teams on new programs, policies, and other employment issues
    • Manage DMCA, trademark, and publicity rights issues 
    • Provide cross-functional business partners with practical advice on legal issues without clear solutions 
    • Keep abreast of quickly developing legal landscape to forecast and head off potential challenges

Who you are:

    • 10+ years of legal experience 
    • Extensive experience setting strategy and running litigation matters for high-growth consumer technology companies
    • Experience with employment and/or regulatory matters a plus 
    • Strong negotiation, risk-assessment, and dispute resolution skills 
    • Track record of collaborative partnership with lawyers and non-lawyers to solve problems and get things done 
    • Juris doctor from accredited law school 
    • Member of a US state bar in good standing

Nice-to-Have Skills:

    • A passion for web3 and NFTs
    • Experience working in a startup environment

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