Regulatory Paralegal - posted 8/9/19

Regulatory Paralegal - posted 8/9/19

Company Name: 
Shift Markets
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
New York
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

Shift Markets provides enterprise-level technology to clients entering the cryptocurrency space.  Shift’s exchange product provides a turnkey solution including a front-end trading platform, back office, order management system and liquidity.  We are seeking a Regulatory Paralegal to join our fast growing team in our New York City headquarters.    
Our Regulatory Paralegal will assist with money transmitter (MT) licenses across the United States.  This individual will also interface with clients and our external counsel.  Additional duties will include participating in the development and execution of internal regulatory strategy regarding Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) applications.  The individual in this role will also be responsible for maintaining strong knowledge of regulations, trends and changes to the US MT and check-cashing industries.    
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  • Ensure compliance with regulations
  • Manage filing deadlines
  • Ensure accuracy of paperwork to be filed
  • Communicate with licensing authorities and relay accurate information to the client
  • Prepare reports as needed
  • Stay up-to-date with industry-related legislation and regulations
  • Support acquisitions of state money transmitter licenses to ensure legal compliance
  • Anticipate and identify potential issues for client with licensing
  • Coordinate with outside counsel
  • Assist in-house counsel as needed

This is a full-time, on-site role in our New York City office.

Requirements or Qualifications: 


  • Able to analyze and correctly interpret regulatory requirements    
  • Fast learner who works well autonomously    
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and easily manages multiple deadlines with competing priorities    
  • Has the ability to quickly learn existing in-house systems and emerging technologies    
  • A basic understanding of how a financial institution works    
  • Working knowledge of the NMLS and US money transmission licensing framework    
  • Regulatory, licensing, and compliance background    
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office    
  • Basic knowledge of cryptocurrency or the blockchain space is a plus    
  • A strong understanding of how to apply and navigate the state and federal regulations around financial services and technology is a preferred            


  • At least 2 years of relevant experience including:    
    • Interfacing with clients and regulatory authorities
    • Experience with money transmitter licenses
    • Applying money transmitter statutes as well as FinCEN related regulations is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree with professional paralegal certification preferred    
Application Process:
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
August 30 2019
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