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Assistant General Counsel

Offchain Labs

Offchain Labs

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Offchain Labs has developed a suite of scaling solutions for Ethereum. This includes Arbitrum, an Optimistic Rollup, that instantly scales apps, reducing costs and increasing capacity, without sacrificing Ethereum's security. Porting contracts to Arbitrum requires no code changes or downloads since it’s compatible with existing Ethereum developer languages and tooling. Arbitrum today is the leading Ethereum scaling solution with dominant market share including hundreds of apps on the platform and over 40% of all rollup liquidity. Offchain labs also contributes to the Ethereum core protocol with the Prysm consensus client. The Prysm project is a Go implementation of the Ethereum protocol as detailed by its official specification. It contains a full beacon node implementation as well as a validator client for participating in blockchain consensus.
Our team is extremely passionate and works tirelessly to bridge the gap between what blockchain is and what blockchain can be. We strive to maintain an atmosphere that fosters innovation and new ideas through collaboration, research, and deep discussions. After raising an initial round of $3.8M in seed funding in January 2019 and a $20M series A, as well as a $100M series B in 2021, we are ready to hire additional team members who have an interest in working in the blockchain space and a knack for approaching problems in unconventional ways.
To support our mission, we are looking for a mid-level or senior-level attorney with a strong background in both crypto and general matters common to in-house support (e.g. commercial, HR, product and governance) to work closely with the General Counsel on a myriad of legal issues. You will play a critical role in helping to build out the legal function, supporting legal compliance matters and providing cross-functional advice and support.

What you'll do:

  • Be a trusted partner to our business and support teams, working collaboratively and building a strong line of communication with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Provide thoughtful, timely and practical legal advice to internal partners on various matters, with a focus on commercial law, employment, and product issues.
  • Provide practical commercial support to our Partnerships and Marketing teams (including working on complex agreements and reviewing marketing collateral), while addressing legal risk in business-centric ways with the goal of strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities.
  • Provide prompt, actionable advice to our Talent team related to hiring and maintaining human capital, including non-cash compensation.
  • Give strategic advice to Management and the Operations and Tech teams on regulatory and other legal matters.
  • Lead the design and implementation of scalable processes and procedures as we grow in order to ensure company-wide compliance with applicable laws and enhanced efficiency of legal support.
  • Monitor relevant regulatory developments.

Who you are:

  • J.D. degree from a US law school and member of the bar of any US State. In-house counsel experience in crypto, blockchain, Web3 or fintech.
  • 4-8 years of legal experience.
  • Practical and sound transactional skills.
  • Familiarity with compliance matters and risk management.
  • Comfortable working in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to change, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Outstanding communication skills and high degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Deep knowledge of blockchain technology and Ethereum and Arbitrum and/or other Layer 2s is preferred.
  • Preferably, experience at both a law firm and in an in-house setting.
  • Experience directly supporting an HR or Employee Benefits function is a plus.


  • Remote first global workforce.
  • Accrued Time off for Vacation and dedicated Sick Leave.
  • Industry or role-based conference attendance support.
  • Ergonomic Equipment Matching Program.
  • Company issued laptop.
  • Annual Company Offsite.
Attention Offchain Labs Job Seekers:
Please be advised that there has been a rise in fraudulent recruiter activities, particularly within the Web3 space. If you would like to confirm whether someone is an OCL employee or the legitimacy of an offer you received, please email jobs@offchainlabs.com
At Offchain Labs, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are essential to our success. We are committed to building a welcoming and supportive workplace for all employees, regardless of their background or identity. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued and has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive. We encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply and join our team.