Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment



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United States
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The Team

This is a fully remote role, for a US licensed attorney,to join Kraken’s world class in-house legal department.

The Opportunity

  • Manage, oversee, and augment Labor and Employment (L&E) legal team including scoping, planning, and hiring additional team members

  • Work with executive leadership, existing employment counsel, and Kraken Experience team to develop L&E practice for rapidly growing global/worldwide workforce

  • Advise the company on worker classification issues, employee separations, executive compensation agreements, and wage-and-hour matters

  • Work closely with the Kraken Experience team and business leaders to craft on-point policies and procedures for a successful global/worldwide workplace

  • Oversee and support existing counsel with global workplace investigations involving whistleblower allegations, discrimination, and personnel performance issues

  • Provide expert strategic input to the business and recruiting teams on expanding Kraken’s global footprint, global mobility issues, and contingent workforce

  • Advise the company with risk mitigation for trade secret matters, and restrictive covenants

  • Monitor and advise on global L&E trends including those within the cryptocurrency industry to help Company’s competitive adaptability, talent acquisition and retention, and workplace processes

Skills you should HODL

  • 10+ years of transactional attorney experience advising in the US, EU, UK and other jurisdictions on Employment, Labor, and Executive Compensation issues, to include in-house and law-firm experience working with companies on high-growth scaling and mature Fortune 500 stages

  • Broad international Labor and Employment background - law and drafting

  • Significant experience with due diligence and related ramifications when making acquisitions

  • Active license to practice law in at least one US State

  • Interest in (1) the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why, plus (2) company culture: creating a better experience for yourself and all other employees

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial mindset, plus an opportunity-making attitude, using the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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