The Graph Foundation General Counsel

Company Location:
Remote
Job Location:
Remote
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Pay:
Job Category:
Legal
Posted on:
April 6, 2022
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Job Description

The Graph Foundation is guiding The Graph ecosystem into the future. We help grow the community of users and subgraph developers, distribute grants, support protocol governance and lead educational initiatives.

You will be working closely with Foundation Ecosystem Contributors and Grantees, as well as with the Edge & Node Business team, to support the community. We work remotely with current team members located in the US and Europe; and meet in person several times a year (unless there’s a pandemic).

As General Counsel, you are an original thinker and can thrive in a dynamic environment. You are passionate about web3 and are familiar with The Graph. You are committed to using your legal expertise to navigate a complex regulatory landscape, support product development, and best serve users. You are driven to optimize for an organization’s success and provide necessary guidance. You are someone who is personable, enjoys meeting new people and developing partnerships with top projects. You have experience at a top law firm and also as a General Counsel in web3.

Role Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key legal advisor on all areas of our project
  • Help us achieve product and project objectives in a legally compliant and ethical manner
  • Support teams on legal matters, including strategy, general advice, contract review, commercial terms, corporate matters, internal policies, IP, negotiations and more
  • Proactively identify legal problems, solutions, and potential support needed to the team
  • Draft and review contracts and agreements, and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk
  • Manage relationships with lawyers and other external third-parties
  • Anticipate and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to web3 to provide strategic advice and foster compliance
  • Manage company operations, lead development of organizational processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Highly analytical with excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to provide useful and efficient counsel
  • High level of personal integrity and ethics
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, remote and global team
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory and legal regimes relevant to web3, including financial market regulations, securities laws, and US and global AML/CFT rules.
  • Strong knowledge of IP and open-source development law
  • Experience with company operations and organizational processes
  • Minimum 5 years of commercial legal experience in a global law firm or practice, preferably in web3, technology, fintech, or finance. Minimum of 1 year experience as a GC
  • Bachelor’s degree in law or any other related field
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar, preferably CA or NY
  • You understand the law and also how businesses and projects operate. You are able to flag risks to leadership in an effective way.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Cayman Island law preferred but not required

About the Graph

The Graph is the indexing and query layer of web3. Developers build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL. The Graph currently supports indexing data from multiple 31 different networks including Ethereum, NEAR, Arbitrium, Optimism, Polygon, Avalanche, Celo, Fantom, Moonbeam, IPFS, and PoA with more networks coming soon. To date, tens-of-thousands of subgraphs over 38,000+ subgraphs have been deployed on the hosted service and now subgraphs can be deployed directly on the network. Over 28,000 developers have built subgraphs for applications such as Uniswap, Synthetix, KnownOrigin, Art Blocks, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, Audius, Decentraland, and many others.

The Graph Network’s self service experience for developers launched in July 2021; since then over 232 subgraphs have migrated to the Network, with over 161+ Indexers serving subgraph queries, 8,600+ delegators, and 2,300+ curators to date. More than 3 million GRT has been signaled to date with an average of 15K GRT per subgraph.

If you are a developer building an application or web3 application, you can use subgraphs for indexing and querying data from blockchains. The Graph allows applications to efficiently and performantly present data in a UI and allows other developers to use your subgraph too! You can deploy a subgraph to the network using the newly launched Subgraph Studio or query existing subgraphs that are in the Graph Explorer. The Graph would love to welcome you to be Indexers, Curators and/or Delegators on The Graph’s mainnet. Join The Graph community by introducing yourself in The Graph Discord for technical discussions, join The Graph’s Telegram chat, and follow The Graph on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Medium! The Graph’s developers and members of the community are always eager to chat with you, and The Graph ecosystem has a growing community of developers who support each other.

The Graph Foundation oversees The Graph Network. The Graph Foundation is overseen by the Technical Council. Edge & Node, StreamingFast, Figment, Semiotic and The Guild are five of the many organizations within The Graph ecosystem.

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