Associate Counsel - Litigation




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!



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



Your Day-to-Day



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

    • Assist in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, case preparation, tracking and communication of case-related dates and information, and the review and preparation of documents, reports and correspondence.

    • Manage relationships with outside counsel, directing strategy for litigation.

    • Analyze claims/litigation to effectively participate in decisions related to resolution strategy.

    • Handle or assist with court proceedings (including federal and state court appearances), arbitrations, mediations, and depositions.

    • Advise executives and senior management on strength of claims and defenses, dispute avoidance and resolution.

    • Work on miscellaneous legal projects that arise.




Requirements



    • J.D. and admission to one state bar

    • Minimum 2 years of experience in corporate law, including directly relevant litigation experience

    • Experience overseeing or advising on e-discovery and records management

    • Broad knowledge of commercial disputes and some experience in setting case strategy, managing discovery process and managing mediation/arbitration and trials

    • Ability to interact comfortably with executives and senior management and be highly team-oriented

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

    • Proven ability to handle competing priorities in a dynamic, evolving and fluid environment. Examples could be:

    • Founder or employee in an early stage tech startup (whether successful or not);

    • Prior military or law enforcement service; or

    • USAID, Red Cross or other NGO field work.

    • Sound and practical business judgment

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

    • Strong interest in, or basic knowledge of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency




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.



Check out all our open roles at https://jobs.lever.co/kraken. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  



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