FinTech & Blockchain Counsel

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Job Description

Sidley Austin LLP is seeking a Counsel level candidate with 8+ years of experience for the FinTech and Blockchain practice. This position has an expectation of regular office attendance, but is open to any U.S. Sidley office; candidates should apply to the job connected to their preferred office.


The practice focuses on representing digital asset trading platforms, blockchain technology companies, U.S. and non-U.S. broker-dealers, financial services firms and cryptocurrency funds. Candidates must have extensive experience with U.S. federal securities laws and interaction with the SEC; Blockchain/FinTech experience is strongly preferred. The role will work with blockchain technology companies, financial institutions and digital asset exchanges on securities law issues, private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory issues, as well as FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries. This role will also structure deals involving technology companies, digital asset exchanges and blockchain token offerings. There will be regular assistance for both financial services firms and their vendors in negotiating U.S. and cross-border technology agreements for all types of services and considering the U.S. securities laws and broker-dealer regulatory issues associated with such technologies.


Candidates must be admitted to or eligible to seek immediate admission in the state of the candidate’s primary office.


New York Applicants: Salaries may vary by location. In New York City, the estimated target salary range of this role is $350,000 – $450,000. Salary determinations are made based on numerous factors, such as, but not limited to, the relevant market and the skill, experience, class or graduation year, and education of the selected candidate.


Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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