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Director of Legal and Governance, Chainalysis Government Solutions



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Chainalysis Government Solutions (CGS) is a Chainalysis subsidiary that provides blockchain intelligence solutions, including technology, training, and services to law enforcement and intelligence customers in the U.S. Government.

The Director of Legal and Governance, CGS, under the oversight of the Chainalysis CLO, will provide dedicated support to CGS, advising both internal and external stakeholders on the forefront of cryptocurrency and its constantly evolving regulatory landscape. Our job is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth by employing sound and efficient judgment to support operations around the company and influence a groundbreaking industry as it matures and becomes more widely adopted.

As the Director of Legal and Governance, CGS, you will serve as an integral member of the CGS Leadership Team, reporting directly to the President of CGS, and serving as the Secretary of the CGS Board of Managers.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Effectively scale Legal support for CGS commensurate with CGS’s rapidly growing, fast-paced business

  • Become a trusted member of the CGS Senior Leadership Team, providing support and advice on a wide variety of legal, security, compliance, and contracting matters

  • Build and improve processes to accelerate CGS’s GTM function and improve its compliance posture

  • Effectively manage all CGS’s contracts and agreements, including direct and indirect contracts with public sector customers (e.g., FedCiv, DoD, IC, SLED), quasi-public sector customers, and the commercial entities that support these customers, e.g., solutions integrators, prime and subcontractors, and partners/resellers

  • Develop a complete understanding of how government acquisition regulations/processes interrelate with Chainalysis’ products, services, and business model

  • Implement regular training sessions with the relevant CGS teams

  • Create a clear vision for the future legal team members supporting CGS

  • Oversee a full audit of existing public sector agreements, and successfully implement CGS’s compliance program

  • Build strong relationships to ensure both internal client and external customer satisfaction, while promoting scalable processes and procedures

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • A juris doctorate (J.D.) degree and relevant experience with high-growth companies

  • Above all else, exceptional judgment and critical thinking skills

  • Expert knowledge of FAR and SLG acquisition regulations, procurement processes, and best practices, especially as the foregoing relate to commercial services, and in particular SaaS and related professional services

  • A deep understanding of FedRAMP, DoD SRG, CMMC, and ICD 503 accreditations, and the cybersecurity requirements found in NIST SP 800-171 and NIST 800-53

  • Experience supporting public sector sales teams (and understanding of the sales process) at a B2B, rapid-growth SaaS/Software company

  • Experience developing an effective GTM public sector process with regard to contract formation and contract administration

  • An understanding of FOCI mitigation and obtaining or maintaining a DCSA Facility Clearance

  • Experience with litigation, corporate governance, outside counsel management, as well as the legal and security aspects of, among other things, internal investigations, employment issues, privacy matters, public policy efforts, procurement, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate communications and marketing

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance, or who are willing and able to obtain one

  • The interpersonal qualities of being independent, patient, thoughtful, and adept at managing shifting priorities in a demanding, fast-paced environment, but at the same time possess the judgment to know when and how to escalate issues

  • Familiarity with, or an interest in, the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry


About Chainalysis

Blockchain technology is powering a growing wave of innovation. Businesses and governments around the world are using blockchains to make banking more efficient, connect with their customers, and investigate criminal cases. As adoption of blockchain technology grows, more and more organizations seek access to all this ecosystem has to offer. That’s where Chainalysis comes in. We provide complete knowledge of what’s happening on blockchains through our data, services, and solutions. With Chainalysis, organizations can navigate blockchains safely and with confidence.

You belong here.

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Harvey Milk Day, World Humanitarian Day, and UN International Migrants Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture.

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more. If you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you.