Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Regulatory Affairs
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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  • Company Address: 43 West 23rd Street 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10010

About Chainalysis

Chainalysis was built to spot connections between digital identities. Their products allow financial institutions to develop trust lines between them as well as identify malicious actors.

Job Description

The Policy and Regulatory Affairs team at Chainalysis advises both internal and external stakeholders on the forefront of cryptocurrency and its constantly evolving landscape. Our job is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth by employing sound and efficient legislative and regulatory analysis to support operations at the company, influencing government agencies and lawmakers, and shaping a groundbreaking industry as it matures and becomes more widely adopted.

The Policy and Regulatory Affairs Director knows EU policy and regulation related to emerging financial technologies like the back of their hand and is already an expert on regulations like the AMLD, MiCA and AML/CFT. They'll be an advocate, educator, and evangelist for Chainalysis and the cryptocurrency market as a whole. We measure success by how well your analysis and advisory mitigates risks and enables growth for the company and a digital economy.

In one year you’ll know you were successful if you’ve…

  • Advised and supported colleagues and customers to ensure all stakeholders are educated on our products, capabilities, and how they interact with broader legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Worked closely with leadership on policy and regulatory matters to both support the business and promote the mission of our customers.
  • Supported successful efforts to proactively develop and advocate Chainalysis’s industry-related policies and positions and strategies, forging constructive solutions and building industry coalitions as necessary to advance Chainalysis’s interests.
  • Influenced emerging strategic issues in legislative, regulatory, and industry venues which impact Chainalysis and the cryptocurrency industry through various means including participation in professional groups, industry associations, and committees. 
  • Supported proactive EU and Member state-level advocacy campaigns that support Chainalysis objectives and support an excellent reputation among EU based audiences. 
  • Advocated for laws, regulations, and policies favorable to the company and its business units and functions.
  • Partnered with Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and other teams to establish a rapport, maintain a positive working relationship, and provide policy support regarding the achievement of business objectives. 
  • Managed incoming inquiries on policy issues on behalf of Chainalysis and supported the development and dissemination of positions to advance Chainalysis’s objectives, including comments on regulations, and policy-related talking points and messages.
  • Become an expert on applicable laws, regulations, and enforcement actions to identify emerging risks with the cryptocurrency community and alerted management to trends and risks. 
  • Supported Chainalysis engagement with industry bodies and other relevant stakeholders through thought leadership, working groups, panels and events.

A background like this helps:

  • A Master's Degree in Public Policy or International Affairs is very helpful, but not required. 
  • Professional experience related to regulation, public policy, financial crimes, cybercrimes, or other relevant topics related to the Chainalysis business.
  • Gravitas and the ability to quickly establish trust and confidence with high-profile government leaders as an advisor and counselor. 
  • A proven track record of supporting and executing successful regulatory and government affairs initiatives to achieve enterprise-wide results; proven experience building partnerships and strategic alliances between public and private entities. 
  • Executive-level business acumen in the areas of the business operations, industry practices, and emerging trends. 
  • Excellent ability to anticipate and mitigate risk.


At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

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, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. 

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, religion, ability, experience and more. Additionally, 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

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