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Legal Counsel

Alchemy

Alchemy

Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023
Our mission is to bring blockchain to a billion people. The Alchemy Platform is a world class developer platform designed to make building on the blockchain easy. We've built leading infrastructure in the space, powering over $105 billion in transactions for tens of millions of users in 99% of countries worldwide.
The Alchemy team draws from decades of deep expertise in massively scalable infrastructure, AI, and blockchain from leadership roles at leading companies and universities like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford, and MIT.
Alchemy recently raised a Series C1 at a $10.2B valuation led by Lightspeed and Silver Lake. Previously, Alchemy raised from a16z, Coatue, Addition, Stanford University, Coinbase, the Chairman of Google, Charles Schwab, and the founders and executives of leading organizations.
Alchemy powers the top blockchain companies globally and has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg, and elsewhere.

The Role

Alchemy is looking to hire its second lawyer to help our company scale up to the next phase of growth. We are looking for a force multiplier to work closely with our Legal team lead to build our legal strategy and grow the legal team over time. This individual will have an unparalleled opportunity to advise on virtually every aspect of the business, and is expected to autonomously drive projects to completion by partnering closely with cross-functional internal teams and thoughtfully drawing upon outside counsel where needed. Key competencies include commercial agreements, product counseling, and data privacy, as well as the mental agility to tackle the wide variety of other legal issues typical for SaaS businesses supporting Web3 and blockchain use cases.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate agreements with strategic customers, blockchain protocols, partners, and software providers
  • Develop and update agreements, website terms, and policies, and other scalable processes to help our teams to move faster
  • Counsel our product and engineering teams on new product launches
  • Advise our People team on employee policies, and other employment law issues
  • Advise our Alchemy Ventures team on investment documents (SAFEs, token warrants)
  • Coordinate with our marketing team to review and develop scalable guidelines on promotional materials and contests
  • Build our patent and trademark portfolio, lead trademark enforcement efforts, and counsel engineering teams on open-source strategy
  • Oversee corporate structuring, including domestic and international entity formation to meet business needs
  • Support our corporate development efforts and oversee strategic acquisitions
  • Stay current with global regulatory frameworks to develop expansion strategies
  • Be an outstanding collaborator with colleagues in sales, finance/accounting, product, engineering, operations, corporate development, equity, and other areas.

What We're Looking For:

  • 7+ years of legal experience, preferably with a mix of law firm experience and in-house experience at a high-growth tech company
  • Extensive experience with complex transactions and drafting/negotiating commercial agreements
  • Strong track record of cross-functional partnership across teams (BD, Finance, Product, Engineering) to align on creative solutions
  • Experience with intellectual property issues, including patent, trademark, and open-source
  • Passion for crypto, blockchain technologies, DeFi, DAOs, and/or NFTs
  • Juris doctor from accredited law school
  • Member of a U.S. state bar in good standing, preferably in California or New York
  • Nice-to-haves: familiarity with financial & securities regulations; Web3 experience; startup experience; experience founding a company or building side projects