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Regulatory Affairs Counsel

Company name

Kraken Exchange

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2019

Valid Through

Dec 31,2019

Posted on

Aug 23,2017

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Information Technology >> Information Technology
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Regulatory Affairs Counsel
The candidate will own the company’s regulatory strategy across all relevant markets - Europe, North America, Asia, etc. Work with the leadership to define optimal regulatory approach in each respective geography. Drive process to establish appropriate registrations and attain licenses where needed. Manage all inbound and outbound interactions with government regulators, e.g. United States: SEC, CFTC, OCC, State Finance Departments, etc., Europe: EBA, ESMA, FCA, etc. Engage with advocacy groups and actively monitor the financial regulatory environment to stay abreast of emerging regulatory developments. Work with compliance team to ensure compliance program aligns with all necessary regulations. Manage all legal matters involving customers, partners, and other third parties as they relate to the company’s regulatory status. JD and active member of Bar Association and 7+ years of legal / regulatory experience working within a relevant industry - Cryptocurrency, Financial Markets (Equities, Futures/Options, FX, etc.), Fintech, Banking, Payments, etc required. Strong knowledge of international financial regulations (particularly US and Europe) in areas relevant to cryptocurrency required. Demonstrated expertise in financial regulatory registration/licensure process required. Well versed in consumer protection and AML regulations and compliance required. Strong project management and analytical skills required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to regulators and other outside groups required. Technical background and/or expertise in understanding new technologies and their implications required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kraken Exchange
548 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401

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