Protocol Labs is a research, development, and deployment institution for improving Internet technology. Protocol Labs leads groundbreaking internet projects, such as IPFS, the decentralized web protocol; Filecoin, a cryptocurrency incentivized storage network; and libp2p, a modular network stack for peer-to-peer apps and systems. Protocol Labs works openly, and is focused on the creation of value at a massive scale.
Your day-to-day work will include:
- Considerable responsibility as the front-line contact for the business on a day-to-day basis for legal issues and requests
- Working on transactions, including serving as an advisor and coach to business and software units, while drafting and negotiating our agreements for service providers, vendors, partners, licensees, users, etc.
- Implementing and maintaining our contract management systems.
- Creating plain-language form agreements for transactions and educating/empowering relevant stakeholders on using these forms
- Supporting the recruiting team’s negotiations and answering relevant legal questions
- Addressing employment matters, including implementing policies and guiding compliance
- Developing and implementing frameworks for complex issues like cryptocurrency compensation and international operations
You may be a fit for this role if you have…
- J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school
- Experience at a top corporate law firm
- Proven track record of learning and adapting quickly, thinking rigorously, and working proactively and independently
- Desire to create robust, responsive legal processes that balance the need to protect a company with the necessity of moving quickly in a startup
- Keen attention to detail and passion for getting things right
- Ability to communicate and empathize with business, engineering, and legal colleagues alike
- Excellent writing skills
- You’re interested in and and comfortable with technology
- You have in-house experience
- You have one year of experience (or many more) drafting and negotiating contracts or working on litigation