Director - Legal Counsel

Denver, CO Legal

ShapeShift is seeking a Director - Legal Counsel who is ready to join a fast-paced organization. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to various areas of law in a young industry, an assorted range of regulatory agencies, as well as exposure to internal administrative matters. 

This is a full-time position, based in Denver, Colorado, and reports to the Chief Legal Officer.

The ideal candidate will be open to daily changes in workflow and protocol (and assist us in improving workflows). As a start-up in an evolving space, there are new challenges that require new solutions every day. Learn more about who we are at


  • Represent the organization on legal matters as assigned
  • Perform factual and legal research and analysis, draft and review contracts, employment agreements, and other legal correspondence
  • Advise CLO on potential legal ramifications of proposed organizational policies and procedures 
  • Protect the organization's rights in its interactions with external parties
  • Human Resources governance
  • Corporate governance
  • Intellectual Property tracking
  • Privacy/data security/GDPR legal work


  • Law degree and 3-5 years of in-house or law firm experience
  • Superior legal research skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and intellectual curiosity
  • First-class interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”


  • Privacy/data security laws, GDPR experience
    • Corporate law
    • Securities law
  • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in Bitcoin and distributed ledger technology
  • Experience in cryptocurrency, banking, or finance, with particular emphasis on financial regulatory schemes

Feel that you don’t meet the requirements but are still passionate about our mission? Apply! We look for team members whose desire to make a real impact on an organization and the world grows by the day.


  • Salary: $120k - $150k
  • 100% Covered Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401(k)
  • Parking & Commuter Benefits
  • Generous Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Opportunity to be paid in Bitcoin


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ShapeShift is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Shapeshift is the leading instant digital asset exchange, supporting dozens of blockchain tokens including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Dash, Dogecoin and many more!

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