Markets & Derivatives Legal Counsel

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Who You AreAs Markets and Derivatives Counsel, you will join an experienced and collaborative Legal team to work on market and derivative related transaction matters
You’ll work alongside and report into our Director, Corporate Counsel and have the opportunity to work on a myriad of legal issues with room for growth beyond the current scope of the role
The ideal hire should have minimum of 10 years’ experience at a large sell side bank with additional experience at a top-tier law firm

What You’ll Do

  • Act as a strategic legal advisor for Galaxy with respect to ISDAs/ CSAs, confirms, prime brokerage agreements, lending and vendor transactions;
  • Advisor on swap dealer related rules
  • Focus on negotiating documentation with hedge funds, crypto native firms, investment companies, individuals, miners and other institutional clients
  • Coordinate resources with respect to negotiations, including management of outside counsel engagement where appropriate;
  • Collaborate with other functional partners and businesses to ensure appropriate awareness and escalation of issues;
  • Assisting with implementing global regulatory and market changes affecting trading and documentation
  • Draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements;
  • Manage workflow in a highly dynamic and demanding environment while remaining highly responsive, reliable, communicative, and accountable to team leadership and other members of Galaxy; and
  • Help with other special projects and such other activities as may be assigned

What We’re Looking For

  • The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have meticulous attention to detail and a demonstrable ability to produce quality work product in a fast-paced, high-volume environment;
  • Ability to apply traditional financial legal concepts within the crypto space to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and uncommon
  • 5 to 10 years of transactional experience reviewing various financial transaction agreements, primarily ISDA/CSAs, trade confirmations and prime brokerage agreements
  • Product knowledge and transactional or regulatory experience within the OTC derivatives and swap dealer businesses
  • Experience traditional financial markets, preferable experience at a sell side bank supporting derivative desks
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced business and evolving legal environment and to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who takes initiative;
  • Positive attitude, and willingness to roll up sleeves (no job too big, no job too small);
  • Ability to think creatively and propose commercially pragmatic solutions;
  • Collaborative team member with a high level of professionalism and business judgment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Active membership in the NY state bar

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge of the regulatory treatment of digital assets
  • Ability to negotiate, and document various technology agreements, procurement and vendor contracts, which includes agreements pertaining to software (on prem and SaaS/cloud), outsourcing, hardware, systems, facilities, and professional/consulting services; and various other vendor commercial agreements to support services integral to the Galaxy ecosystem
  • Minimum of 2-3 years at a top tier law firm

What We Offer

  • Competitive base salary, bonus, and equity compensation
  • Flexible Time Off (paid)
  • 3% 401(k) company contribution
  • Company-paid health and protective benefits for employees, partners, and other dependents
  • Generous paid Parental Leave
  • Free virtual coaching and counseling sessions through Ginger
  • Opportunities to learn about the Crypto industry
  • Free daily snacks in-office
  • Smart, entrepreneurial, and fun colleagues
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Benefits may vary depending on location

Apply now and join us on our mission to engineer a new economic paradigm
The base salary ranges included below will be commensurate with candidate experience, expertise and local market
Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise
At Galaxy, we maintain a total compensation philosophy which consists of a competitive base salary, annual bonus, and equity incentives

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