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Sr. Counsel, e-Discovery & Info Governance

Coinbase

Coinbase

Legal
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

We are looking for experienced eDiscovery & Information Governance attorney to join our Legal Ops & eDisco team as Sr. Counsel, eDisco & Info Governance. The role will be US remote and report directly to the Chief of Staff to the CLO & Head of Legal Ops. It will be a critical part of a new function responsible for providing legal and strategic advice and guidance to legal and business partners relating to information governance, including all e-discovery requirements.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Help to build and scale the new Info Governance & eDiscovery team within Coinbase’s Legal team, including drafting policies and procedures.
  • Advise stakeholders across the company on information governance requirements, including technical compliance issues.
  • Identify critical information governance priorities and objectives, and regularly lead strategic projects with cross-functional teams to address critical business priorities.
  • Manage within a matrix organization, including building trust and alignment with Security, IT, Privacy, and other stakeholders to serve the business’s information governance needs.
  • Maintain strong subject matter expertise in the rapidly changing landscape of information governance and e-discovery laws and best practices, including data protection laws and partnering closely with the Privacy and Security Legal teams.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 10+ years as a practicing attorney, with 8+ years of substantive information governance and ediscovery experience, including in-house experience at technology or financial services companies.
  • JD and active and in good standing in one State Bar in the United States, preferably in California or New York
  • Subject matter expertise and hands on knowledge of relevant U.S. and international data governance and data protection laws and best practices for applying those laws to a fast-growing business setting.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing effective e-discovery policies and programs in-house
  • Strong people and project management skills, including the ability to design and implement complex, company-wide plans requiring deep cross-functional collaboration.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience building an in-house eDisco function
  • Knowledge of Google Suite and/or experience implementing an eDisco program at a Google Suite company
  • Experience at a tech or financial services company

Job #: P54660

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range from $[Zone 3 Pay] to $[Zone 1 Pay] + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).
Pay Range:
$218,450$257,000 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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