Counsel, Regulatory & Litigation

Sorare



Sorare is at the intersection of sports, gaming and NFTs. Through tradable digital cards, Sorare is designing a collective fantasy football experience where you can manage your favorite players, hone your passion to earn prizes and be part of a community. Anyone, anywhere, can connect with the game on Sorare. The companyโ€™s mission is to build โ€œthe game within the gameโ€ and to give fans, players and clubs the platform to celebrate, share and own the game.

Founded in 2018, Sorare has seen tremendous growth. The platform had a card sales volume of over $250M (โ‚ฌ221M) since January 2021 across 160 countries. Sorare is backed by a world-class team of investors including Softbank, Benchmark, Accel Partners, footballers such as Gerard Piquรฉ, Antoine Griezmann and Rio Ferdinand, and key tech investors such as Alexis Ohanian.

As Regulatory & Litigation Counsel, you will play a crucial role in building Sorareโ€™s government relations, regulatory, and litigation functions in our fast-growing company. You will be tackling novel legal issues around gaming, fantasy sports, digital assets, and NFTs, and a key contributor to building Sorareโ€™s strategy around these issues. You will partner across Sorareโ€™s functions to drive internal and external regulatory and litigation efforts, build effective and nuanced advice for the evolving U.S. state regulatory landscape for digital assets and games built on digital assets, and engage in positive dialog with state government officials and regulators to advance Sorareโ€™s strategic objectives

This position will report into the Director of Regulatory & Litigation.

Responsibilities

  • Be a part of building Sorareโ€™s regulatory group in the US. This will include working with internal and external stakeholders to provide best-in-class legal advice
  • Engage in positive dialogue with government lawmakers, attorneys general, and regulators on digital assets and gaming issues
  • Set internal and external strategy on U.S. state laws and regulations including anticipating risks that have yet to arise
  • Develop a deep understanding of Sorare and what it does, so that you can help build a better way
  • Help build the infrastructure for Sorare to be successful in litigations. Assist or lead litigations that may happen
  • Be an expert or become an expert in state gaming and financial laws and regulations as they may apply to NFTs and digital assets
  • Have appropriate risk tolerance, the ability to communicate and advise on complex matters in clear, succinct, and understandable terms, and ability to independently take ownership over matters and make decisions in an efficient manner

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of legal experience preferred.
  • Proven track record with regulatory, policy, or administration law issues at the federal or state level.
  • Experience in meeting and engaging with regulators and lawmakers or keen to do so.
  • Experience working at a law firm or government relations firm; in-house experience a plus.
  • Strong legal communications and strategic planning skills.
  • Experience with litigations, regulatory actions, or investigations, including experience interfacing with regulations or lawmakers.
  • Experience with laws and regulations related to gaming, blockchain, or technology a plus
  • Eagerness to learn in an emerging space.
  • Ability to handle uncertainty. Ability to communicate that uncertainty and reach strategic decisions on uncertain issues.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Stock Options - We want all our employees to contribute to the success of Sorare and we will award stock options so you can share in our success as we grow
  • Health Care - Great medical, dental and vision insurance options
  • Wellness Benefit - Sorare contributes to employees wellness (e.g. gym membership, classes, etc.)
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit - Sorare covers $130 in commuter costs
  • Latest Tech - We cover equipment such as monitors, computer, and headphones
  • Lunch - Sorare will contribute to their employees lunch expenses
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off in addition to observed company holidays

Sorare is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or any other basis prohibited by law.

As we are an international company, please note we speak English in the workplace. Please apply for the role with an English CV so we can process your application.


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