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Legal Counsel

Company: Pantera
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
Alchemy is looking to hire its second lawyer to help our company scale up to the next phase of growth. We are looking for a force multiplier to work closely with our Legal team lead to build our legal strategy and grow the legal team over time. This individual will have an unparalleled opportunity to advise on virtually every aspect of the business, and is expected to autonomously drive projects to completion by partnering closely with cross-functional internal teams and thoughtfully drawing upon outside counsel where needed. Key competencies include commercial agreements, product counseling, and data privacy, as well as the mental agility to tackle the wide variety of other legal issues typical for SaaS businesses supporting Web3 and blockchain use cases.

  • Draft and negotiate agreements with strategic customers, blockchain protocols, partners, and software providers
  • Develop and update agreements, website terms, and policies, and other scalable processes to help our teams to move faster
  • Counsel our product and engineering teams on new product launches
  • Advise our People team on employee policies, and other employment law issues
  • Advise our Alchemy Ventures team on investment documents (SAFEs, token warrants)
  • Coordinate with our marketing team to review and develop scalable guidelines on promotional materials and contests
  • Build our patent and trademark portfolio, lead trademark enforcement efforts, and counsel engineering teams on open-source strategy
  • Oversee corporate structuring, including domestic and international entity formation to meet business needs
  • Support our corporate development efforts and oversee strategic acquisitions
  • Stay current with global regulatory frameworks to develop expansion strategies
  • Be an outstanding collaborator with colleagues in sales, finance/accounting, product, engineering, operations, corporate development, equity, and other areas.

    What We're Looking For:

    • 7+ years of legal experience, preferably with a mix of law firm experience and in-house experience at a high-growth tech company
    • Extensive experience with complex transactions and drafting/negotiating commercial agreements
    • Strong track record of cross-functional partnership across teams (BD, Finance, Product, Engineering) to align on creative solutions
    • Experience with intellectual property issues, including patent, trademark, and open-source
    • Passion for crypto, blockchain technologies, DeFi, DAOs, and/or NFTs
    • Juris doctor from accredited law school
    • Member of a U.S. state bar in good standing, preferably in California or New York
    • Nice-to-haves: familiarity with financial & securities regulations; Web3 experience; startup experience; experience founding a company or building side projects


Keywords: Pantera, San Francisco , Legal Counsel, Legal , San Francisco, California

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