About the Role
The core mission of the executive team is to execute an ambitious roadmap to build the most intuitive, compliant, and stable method of executing alternative asset investments. Our VP, Legal will be focused on ensuring our products are not only compliant but also cutting-edge from a regulatory perspective.
The role will span legal research and thought leadership to product innovation, with an opportunity to add value to every aspect of our operation. You will work closely with Sydecar’s CEO and Head of Product to ensure our suite of products and services adhere to the highest level of federal, state, and international compliance, all while exploring creative methods to reduce friction for our users and ensuring our team always stays on the cutting edge of our industry.
What You’ll Do
Contribute directly to innovative fund structures and shape Sydecar’s current and future products.
Work on a range of matters such as securities and regulatory compliance, negotiating, reviewing, and drafting commercial agreements.
Educate and respond to external inquiries regarding our fund products.
Assist in managing and building a growing multidisciplinary team.
Advise executive members on changes in law, regulation, and best practices that impact the business.
Build and maintain a referenceable knowledge base to educate our stakeholders with respect to:
Why our products are designed the way they are.
Why do we use specific language in our product.
What laws affect the business.
Manage outside counsel, as necessary.
Analyze legal issues through risk assessment, risk management, and pragmatic decision-making lenses and provide actionable solutions, rather than simply identifying areas of potential legal risk.
Deep expertise in the range of securities laws impacting venture funds and FinTech platforms more generally, including the Securities Act, Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, and FINRA Rules.
Excellent strategic thinking, solid judgment, and the willingness to work with business partners to make decisions that are grounded in a practical application of the law, the technology, and the business goals.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, innovative, rapidly changing environment, and get up to speed on new areas of law quickly and effectively, and comfortably in a startup business environment.
A JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an active bar license in good standing with 5+ years of legal practice experience and extensive in-house experience in the FinTech or venture capital space.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sydecar is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Sydecar are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Sydecar will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Sydecar encourages applicants of all ages.