Associate Counsel - Labor and Employment

About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!

About the Role

This is a fully remote role. We will consider applicants based in North America.

Kraken’s Legal Department has an exciting opportunity for a labor and employment attorney.

This position would provide advice and counsel to human resource professionals and other

business partners in APAC region and around the globe. This position would also provide legal

labor and employment advice related to the company’s strategic initiatives.

Your Day-to-Day

    • Serve as a business partner, not just an attorney.

    • Provides in-house legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, which may include, but are not limited to: human resources issues, employment disputes, interaction with labor and employment regulatory bodies, working conditions, work rules and employment contracts, social insurance, labor insurance, leave policies, and generally assist the Kraken Experience team.

    • Act as an advisor to internal stakeholders in understanding and interpreting labor laws and regulations.

    • Exercise sound judgement with an eye towards assessing the practical implications of legal risks.

    • Ability to proactively propose innovative business solutions.

    • Manage risk and ensure business and compliance needs are accurately reflected in all agreements.

    • Respond promptly to a wide range of legal work and coordinate closely with legal department colleagues to ensure delivery of smart, practical and consistent advice on a variety of matters


    • Qualified to practice in a Commonwealth, U.S. or Asian jurisdiction

    • Minimum 2-4 years’ current experience in labor and employment law.

    • Experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of HR related agreements.

    • Be comfortable handling privacy and data protection topics in the employment context.

    • Convey complex legal principles succinctly and effectively, explaining risks and developing business solutions.

    • Collaborative style with the ability to work independently.

    • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to get things done.

    • Proven ability to handle competing priorities in a dynamic, evolving and fluid

    • environment.

    • Sound and practical business judgment.

    • Strong IT skills (we are a remote first company).

    • Interest in, or basic knowledge of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency a plus.

    • Interest in, or basic knowledge of intellectual property rights of individuals a plus.

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

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