Employment Labor Attorney

Legal · New York City, New York
Department Legal
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Celsius Network


Celsius addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized interest income and lending platform accessible via mobile and desktop app. With a mission to put unparalleled economic freedom in the hands of the people, and a core belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern earning and lending platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn yield on the digital assets in their account with Celsius, and can borrow fiat or stablecoins against their crypto collateral at the lowest interest rates in the space. 

 

The Celsius team is committed to doing good and doing well. We believe in the power of disruption and the importance of decentralization to create a new system that acts in the best interest of everyone. Each member of our team brings something unique and innovative to the table, but the common thread that links us together is our passion for blockchain, equality, and leading the next financial revolution that changes the equation to bring power back to the people.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly handle – and oversee local outside employment counsel in cost-effectively handling. These may include acquisitions, contracts, employment risk management, regulatory compliance, state and federal employment guidelines and requirements, and strategy;
  • Act as trusted partner to the HR Team supporting a variety of employment issues such as non-compete reviews, employment investigations and negotiations, separations, EEOC claims, federal, state and global employment compliance, drafting policies and procedures, and many other HR-related projects;
  • Perform other legal duties as may be directed by the General Counsel.

 

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

The successful candidate will display a high level of technical proficiency, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and enthusiasm for working with a highly collaborative team.

This position requires consistent interaction with the General Counsel, CHRO, regional attorneys, and others members of the global Legal team. Specifically, the following skills are required:

  • Experience as an employment attorney (including EEOC and Title VII issues involving employees in multiple jurisdictions);
  • Application of practical, legal, institutional, and commercial judgment to ambiguous situations;
  • Effective negotiation, risk mitigation, and litigation prevention;
  • Desire and ability to be a go-to legal team member with a value-add approach to business counseling and problem solving;
  • Ability to balance independent judgment with the need for collaborative teamwork;
  • Commitment to adhering to the highest level of professional and ethical behavior;
  • Excellent time-management to handle many competing priorities and to think and work systematically;
  • Ability to be comfortable in dealing with executives, consultants, and clients who are working under the pressure of deadlines;
  • Appropriately responding to a variety of non-routine – and often complex – requests and demands;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours as circumstances require;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain clearly (in writing and orally) complex legal or technical information to managers and professionals who practice in different disciplines;
  • Ability to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of the decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term organizational goals;
  • Willingness to do whatever else is necessary (e.g., assisting with acquisitions, insurance issues, or any number of other needs that may arise).

 

PRIMARY METRICS:

  • Work collaboratively with legal colleagues,
  • Display technical expertise, legal analysis, and business counseling;
  • Work to develop litigation strategy, communications plans, and risk management programs, including protocols and training for in-house clients;
  • Assist in preparing reports and disclosures 
  • Turn around high-quality work product – in a fast-paced, and often time-sensitive, environment with a high volume of requests – within appropriate project timeframes, including providing expedited service when necessary;

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Law Degree (J.D.) from an accredited institution;
  • License to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction;
  • Between 4-8 years’ experience as an employment and/or commercial attorney, ideally some of which has been in an in-house environment;
  • Proven success in consistently managing matters to efficient and economically sensible outcomes;
  • Track record of using technology to implement process improvements;
  • Ability to write and communicate in Spanish and/or a language other than English is a plus but not necessary;
  • Must be willing to travel, including possibly internationally, up to 10% of the time;
  • Must have a suitable environment for working at home (including by video conference) as the need arises.

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  • Location
    New York City, New York
  • Department
    Legal
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced