Vice President, Digital Assets and ETF Legal Counsel

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

San Francisco, CA

Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities
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    Position summary

    ition will be based in our San Francisco office.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist with new fund launches, including product development and structuring, as well as enhancements for existing funds.

    • Provide legal advice and counsel on fund matters related to digital assets, including tokenization, digital asset investment product development and digital asset service provider agreements.

    • Draft and update SEC registration statements (and related risk disclosures) and other regulatory documents and shareholder communications.

    • Manage outside counsel's review of fund documents and provide general oversight of work performed by outside counsel.

    • Advise business teams regarding key initiatives and special projects.

    • Conduct research and draft comments on various regulatory proposals and consultations.

    • Draft and negotiate service provider, intermediary and client contracts.

    • Collaborate with the compliance function, including the enhancement of internal policies and procedures aimed at mitigating risk, meeting applicable regulatory requirements and/or improving operational efficiency.

    Qualifications:

    • J.D. with superior academic credentials from a nationally-recognized law school and at least five years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or the legal department of a leading digital asset financial services organization.

    • Experience in advising on digital asset matters including tokenization, digital asset investment product development and/or digital asset services.

    • Strong understanding of digital assets, blockchain and distributed ledger technology

    • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in asset management and advising mutual funds, ETFs and/or other collective investment products would be preferred.

    • Exceptional analytical, written, verbal and project management skills and ability to (i) work with and across different business and operations teams, (ii) work effectively both independently and as a member of team, (iii) work in a demanding and fast-paced environment, and (iv) prioritize multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining high standards and attention to detail.

    • Capacity to pursue and solve problems in a practical manner and to communicate complex legal, compliance and business issues/risks in an understandable way.

    • Ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law.

    For California only the salary range for this position is $175,750 - $229,500. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

    Our benefits

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

    Our hybrid work model

    BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

    About BlackRock

    At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

    This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

    For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

    BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

    We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

    Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities