FinTech and Blockchain Counsel Job in Chicago, IL Near Me - 316097 | BCGSearch.com

FinTech and Blockchain Counsel

Type Full-Time

Location Illinois - Chicago

Job ID 72VW316097

Experience Level Senior Associate

Job Experience Min. 8 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Corporate - Securities and Capital MarketsFinance - GeneralFintech & Blockchain

2024-02-16 03:51:27

A law firm located in Chicago, IL, is seeking a highly experienced FinTech and Blockchain Counsel with a minimum of 8 years of practice. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of US federal securities laws, experience in interacting with the SEC, and a strong background in blockchain and FinTech. This role involves providing legal counsel to blockchain technology companies, financial institutions, and digital asset exchanges on securities law matters, private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory issues, and responding to FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in structuring deals related to technology companies, digital asset exchanges, and blockchain token offerings. Regular assistance will be required for both financial services firms and their vendors in negotiating US and cross-border technology agreements, with a focus on considering US securities laws and broker-dealer regulatory issues associated with such technologies.

Duties:

  • Provide expert legal guidance on US federal securities laws and navigate interactions with the SEC.
  • Collaborate closely with blockchain technology companies, financial institutions, and digital asset exchanges on securities law issues.
  • Address private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory matters, and respond to FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries.
  • Lead in structuring deals involving technology companies, digital asset exchanges, and blockchain token offerings.
  • Offer regular assistance to financial services firms and their vendors in negotiating US and cross-border technology agreements, ensuring compliance with US securities laws and broker-dealer regulatory requirements.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 8 years of legal practice experience.
  • Comprehensive expertise in US federal securities laws and a proven history of interacting with the SEC.
  • Strong background and experience in blockchain and FinTech.
  • Admission to practice law in Illinois or eligibility for immediate admission.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

Certifications:

  • Admission to the Illinois Bar or eligibility for immediate admission.

Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of US federal securities laws and their application to blockchain and FinTech.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in structuring complex deals involving technology companies, digital asset exchanges, and blockchain token offerings.
  • Ability to navigate cross-border regulatory issues.
  • Knowledge of FINRA and SEC regulatory requirements.
  • Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills for technology agreements.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on ensuring compliance with US securities laws and broker-dealer regulations.

A kinder and gentler, preeminent international law firm, with clients that are the envy of any firm. Large, enthusiastic firm offering full-service practice to mega corporations, governmental entities and other important clients. Very prestigious, that has a reputation in corporate and finance that rivals if not surpass any of the mega-New York powerhouse law firms. In addition to corporate and finance matters, the firms strong practice groups include its litigation, real estate, commercial, intellectual property, tax, securities, antitrust, environmental, trusts & estates, healthcare and bankruptcy departments. The firms atmosphere is absolutely fantastic for its size, values its associates, provides superb mentoring and provides enough resources and support to enable each of its associates to succeed. Like any other large mega firm, to become partner, you have to be loyal, work hard and produce top-quality work, but unlike other firms, this jewel does not require its associates to have business. Perhaps the reason is that the firm has enough work to keep everyone busy and productive. Compensation is top of the market, but you are expected to earn it by putting long hours. It hires from the top law schools in the nation and requires superior academic credentials. These global gladiators, with clients and attorneys around the world, are anxious to hire the best and the brightest attorneys.

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