Associate General Counsel, Product (Crypto)

  • Locations
    • Remote
    • Menlo Park
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the world class products and company culture we continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • A Great Place to Work
  • A CNBC Disruptor 50 in 2019 and 2020
  • A LinkedIn Top Startup in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Robinhood is backed by leading investors that include DST Global, Index Ventures, NEA, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, and Sequoia.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced and innovative attorney to lead our crypto products legal team. This role will partner with senior executives throughout the company to help launch new crypto based products and grow Robinhood’s crypto business. This role reports to our Associate General Counsel, Products and is based in our Menlo Park, CA Headquarters. This position will be instrumental in protecting and building trust in the Robinhood brand and enabling Robinhood to carry out its mission to democratize finance for all.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Leading, managing, and mentoring a team of attorneys focused on counseling Robinhood’s crypto products
  • Providing end-to-end counseling for Robinhood’s crypto products and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Working cross-functionally with legal team members and professionals from other teams such as compliance, regulatory, privacy, commercial, corporate, and litigation, to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Identifying and evaluating business and legal risks with new product and feature launches, and finding creative ways to mitigate them while meeting business goals
  • Developing and driving comprehensive, long-term legal strategies that balance risk and business objectives, creating efficiencies in the product launch process
  • Engaging with regulators and providing thought leadership and strategic direction on novel digital currency, blockchain technology legal and regulatory issues
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the legal team and providing best in class legal services to the company and internal clients

About you:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent)
  • Membership in at least 1 U.S. State Bar, with good standing
  • 12+ years of legal practice, including extensive product counseling experience
  • Experience advising product, engineering, design and marketing teams on launching new products and features, owning projects from concept to launch, expansion, or sunset
  • Superior analytical skills and familiarity with the crypto legal landscape, including regulatory regimes for financial instruments such as securities, commodities and derivatives laws and regulations, money transmission / money services business laws, banking and payment services regulations, AML/KYC/sanctions rules, privacy and data governance as applied to new blockchain technologies, ongoing entity compliance and corporate governance
  • Experience counseling products and teams internationally
  • Experience building and leading diverse teams, acting both as a coach or a team player
  • Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills, phenomenal ability to communicate information effectively internally and externally, including to non-legal audiences, and to drive cross-functional alignment and action collaboratively
  • Execution oriented one-team mindset with the humility, drive, and scrappiness to get things done
  • Experience working at technology companies and/or startup organizations

Bonus points:

  • Deep background in the financial services, fintech or payments industry
  • Technical education or background

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we’re looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants’ privacy rights. To review Robinhood’s Privacy Policy please visit rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.

Robinhood’s benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).