Legal Counsel

  • 🏛️dYdX
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    New York, San Francisco, or Remote
  • 📅18 days ago


Remote or In Person (New York; San Francisco)

At dYdX Trading, you will have an opportunity to be part of a team building state-of-the-art decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets. As part of the legal team, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the future of dYdX and decentralized finance. You will be working with our General Counsel and business teams on some of the most cutting-edge and interesting legal, technical and business issues involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

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About dYdX:

  • We’ve built the world’s leading decentralized exchange for advanced trading of crypto assets
  • dYdX is founded by an ex-Coinbase, ex-Uber engineer, with a Princeton CS background. Our team has previous experience at Google, Bloomberg, Amazon, NerdWallet, Lyft, Facebook and other top companies
  • Last year we closed our Series C round that raised $65M, led by Paradigm. 
  • We're a world-class team with top backers and advisors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Paradigm, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Naval Ravikant, Elad Gil and more


  • Assist with a broad range of legal matters, including corporate, securities, employment, intellectual property, privacy and dispute resolution
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements
  • Develop internal processes for legal project management and cross-team coordination
  • Provide risk-weighted legal advice to management on contract negotiations, transactional activity, and dispute resolution
  • Perform legal research on regulatory issues and remain up-to-date on developments in decentralized finance
  • Assist the General Counsel in implementing, operating, and enhancing regulatory compliance policies, processes and procedures


  • JD degree and active law license in good standing
  • 4+ years of experience at a law firm and/or in-house
  • Strong interest in cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and make actionable recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize matters
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an appropriate blend of professionalism and friendliness
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent collaborator


  • Experience with legal regimes applicable to the decentralized finance industry
  • Experience with derivatives
  • Prior experience with technology companies