Flashbots started in 2020 as a research and development organization formed to mitigate the negative externalities and existential risks posed by Maximal Extractable Value (MEV). Since then, we have had an immense impact on the world of crypto through mev-geth, Flashbots Protect, MEV-Boost, MEV-Share, our open research and soon-to-be SUAVE.
Our mission is clear: illuminate, democratize and distribute.
We seek to ensure that the value created on decentralized, public blockchains is transparent and distributed. We do this by conducting cutting-edge research, building mission-critical products, and coordinating a diverse community with competing interests.
Our vibe is astro-pirate-punk: irreverent, anarchic, excellent, autonomous. We’re explorers, hackers, builders, thinkers. We are relaxed, composed, and at ease in the world, but beneath our suave exterior, we do not have the time or inclination to be anything but the best.
What we're looking for
Flashbots has evolved from a visionary startup to a dynamic leader in the blockchain and crypto space, facing the exciting challenges that come with rapid growth and innovation. As we embark on this new phase, we are looking for a General Counsel who will play a pivotal role in leading our legal and regulatory framework while shaping the narrative of our organization in a clear and comprehensible manner. The General Counsel will play a central role in ensuring risk mitigation, while strategically supporting and fostering Flashbots’ growth within a dynamic and innovative landscape
Set the overall legal strategy and manage all legal matters for the company
Participate in strategic decision-making and provide guidance on legal matters to the leadership team that contribute to Flashbots's growth and success.
Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards while aligning legal strategies with the company's growth objectives.
Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents supporting Flashbots’ initiatives.
Manage and oversee regulatory filings, licenses, and permits.
Develop and implement internal policies and procedures.
Conduct ongoing legal research to stay updated on industry trends and changes in regulations.
Collaborate and manage relationships with external legal counsel and compliance advisors.
Assess and proactively mitigate legal risks and potential liabilities.
Lead and manage the legal team at Flashbots.
10+ years post-qualification experience
Experience in corporate law, regulatory compliance or enforcement practice, financial services, cryptocurrency/blockchain, and/or securities law.
Strong knowledge of sanctions laws and regulations, including Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, EU sanctions, and other international sanctions regimes.
In-depth understanding of regulations relating to securities and commodities, reporting requirements, and compliance relating to cryptocurrency/blockchain.
Ability to navigate regulatory issues and guide organizations through regulatory inquiries and/or demands.
Expert at translating complex legal and regulatory language into layman's terms for internal stakeholders.
Excellent skills relating to negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial contracts.
Deep understanding of the crypto/blockchain landscape and appreciation for Flashbots' mission and ethos.
Strategic mindset capable of identifying complex challenges, devising practical solutions, and driving successful implementation.
Highly skilled at adapting and navigating through a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
Strong interpersonal skills, including communication, empathy, and the ability to inspire and manage a diverse, global team.
Bonus points if you
Have previous in-house experience within startups.
Are crypto-native and are familiar with the broader Ethereum ecosystem.
Understand MEV and how Flashbots fits into the crypto landscape
Details that matter
Significantly above market rate equity compensation package
Unlimited PTO with a high level of freedom and autonomy for your work
Attractive health coverage package for US employees
$3000 Yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals
Work alongside the brightest minds in the crypto space
Help save the world by ensuring crypto remains decentralized, permissionless and censorship-resistant
Remote working - work from anywhere in the world
Paid travel - 2 x team on-site in different parts of the world per year plus periodic travel to events
At Flashbots, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.