Member of Legal, Commercial Counsel

Anchorage Digital

Anchorage Digital

United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
At Anchorage Digital, we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.
Anchorage Digital is a crypto platform that enables institutions to participate in digital assets through custody, staking, trading, governance, settlement, and the industry's leading security infrastructure. Home to Anchorage Digital Bank N.A., the only federally chartered crypto bank in the U.S., Anchorage Digital also serves institutions through Anchorage Digital Singapore, Porto by Anchorage Digital.
The company is funded by leading institutions including Andreessen Horowitz, GIC, Goldman Sachs, KKR, and Visa, with its Series D valuation over $3 billion. Founded in 2017 in San Francisco, California, Anchorage Digital has offices in New York, New York; Porto, Portugal; Singapore; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at, on X @Anchorage, and on LinkedIn.
In the fast-paced world of crypto we must memorialize our relationships in ways that stand the test of time. We need a sharp legal negotiator to assist with the documentation of our core services - all missions critical to our operations. In addition, we need someone with intellect and curiosity to help us continue to improve our business and agreements.
We have created the Factors of Growth & Impact to help Villagers better measure impact and articulate coaching, feedback, and the rich and rewarding learning that happens while exploring, developing, and mastering the capabilities and contributions within and outside of the Member of Legal, Commercial Counsel role:

Technical Skills:

  • Experienced in negotiating variety of complex agreements and has understanding of contract principles.
  • Build on existing legal team’s negotiation playbook.
  • Strong understanding of agreement terms and its impact across different internal teams and the company as a whole.

Complexity and Impact of Work:

  • Manage internal and external timeline for agreement turn around time.
  • Assist in improving existing agreements and implementing changes broadly with various internal teams.
  • Monitor client agreement workflows and advise as the primary legal counsel for workflows owned by the counsel.

Organizational Knowledge:

  • Have a deep knowledge of the strategy of Anchorage Digital and its various business lines. Actively engage with different groups to work on understanding historical transactions as well as requirements for executing on go-forward global strategy.

Communication and Influence:

  • Able to communicate complex issues clearly and credibly across a wide range of audiences.
  • Communicate, organize and execute on cross-team goals and projects, by advising internal teams to solve legal issues during negotiations.

You may be a fit for the role if you:

  • Have a J.D. degree and 2-4 years of experience.
  • Have a background in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, and are comfortable facing highly-sophisticated institutional clients and counterparties.
  • Have demonstrated experience working closely with the business and other cross functional teams to build new products, solve complex issues, and strategize growth.
  • Have enthusiasm for crypto and a foundational understanding of the crypto industry and applicable laws/regulations both in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Demonstrate close attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Have the ability to execute with moderate supervision and balance commercial and legal realities.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

  • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system. :)
About Anchorage Digital: Who we are
The Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy.
Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported, and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.
Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. Anchorage Digital considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with other legal requirements. “Anchorage Digital” refers to services that are offered either through Anchorage Digital Bank National Association, an OCC-chartered national trust bank, or Anchorage Lending CA, LLC a finance lender licensed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, License No. 60DBO-11976, or Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore private limited company, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
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