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BlockFi Lending // cryptoasset-backed USD loans to cryptoasset owners
New York City    Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019
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This job is based in our downtown Manhattan office.

Were looking for a driven Corporate Counsel to develop our internal legal strategy, manage lending transaction documentation & oversee general corporate legal matters. The ideal candidate is someone with expertise around financial services/lending/derivatives space & is excited about being the first legal hire at a fast-growing crypto-focused startup.

If youd be interested in helping grow the BlockFi business by negotiating deals with counterparties & helping us navigate the legal landscape, we want to hear from you. This position will report directly to our CEO & will play a critical role in working with the Crypto Prime & the Compliance teams.

The ideal candidate:

  • A self starter with relevant experience & an interest in the cryptocurrency market
  • Someone who is hungry to learn, & determined to succeed
  • Interested in navigating an emerging regulatory environment
  • Excellent communicator (written & verbal skills)
  • Collaborative but with strong opinions of your own


  • Negotiate lending & swap arrangements with institutional counterparties
  • Review, negotiate, & approve vendor contracts
  • Manage relationships with external legal firms
  • Assist with employment-related & other general corporate legal issues
  • Work with the Chief Compliance Officer on regulatory strategy


  • At least 3 years of broad based professional U.S. legal experience, with strong experience drafting & reviewing sophisticated securitization & structured finance documentation, including loan agreements, repos, CLOs, ISDA master agreements & CSAs.
  • Experience dealing with state or federal regulators a plus
  • Experience working cross-functionally & collaboratively

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. From raising over $75MM in debt & equity capital to helping thousands of clients (and growing!) do more with their crypto assets, we have established a dominant position as the debt & credit crypto market leader in the US. As we expand our product suite & geographic footprint, our addressable market will grow exponentially.

BlockFis leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services & banking world, & we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth & expansion.

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days
  • Employer paid health coverage (vision, dental, 401K)
  • Work alongside an enthusiastic, collegial, & driven team in a highly meritocratic environment
  • Weekly lunch, office snacks & coffee
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