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Contracts Attorney for Sales and Trading Technology Services – Global Markets and International

New York, New York;

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. With Merrill Lynch, Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The candidate will support the Institutional Sales and Trading function for Equities within Global Markets and International, including but not limited to negotiating and documenting agreements with customers, clients, providers, vendors, venues, and peers, primarily involving the equities markets globally, advise on corporate, commercial, intellectual property, securities and banking law matters relating to the equities platform, participate in corporate governance routines, and assist business associates and other control functions covering institutional clients.

Assisting in providing contractual and other general legal support to the Sales/Trading function, primarily for Equities, and Advisory Sales, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating agreements involving: Sales, Execution, Secondary Trading, Information Provision, Index and other licensing, and ETF Authorized Participant matters, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating client-facing trading and onboarding documentation, data provision, technology/IP licensing, market access agreements; commission management/soft dollar agreements; clearing agreements; as well as other financial services technology agreements.

  • Coordinating with front line units and legal partners for similar or related products and services in Global Markets and International.
  • Coordinating and responding to queries from the business and other administrative and control functions on legal matters relating to or arising out of Sales and Trading functions for Global Markets and International.
  • Coordinating and responding to Requests for Information/ Due Diligence Questionnaires received from clients and counterparties.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of a documentation library for various forms, as well as retaining and indexing negotiation-related documents.
  • Along with Compliance, providing guidance on the interpretation and implementation of laws, rules and regulations and Firm policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Identifying changes and impacts in regulations or market developments and updating the business and other functions.
  • Engaging and managing outside counsel, as necessary
  • Liaising with the litigation and regulatory investigations team as needed to address investigations, disputes and litigation matters.
  • Sharing and assisting in the management of know-how with other members of the global legal team in all other regions (US, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific).
  • Developing a relationship with the local lines of business as a trusted strategic partner to the business.
  • Providing sophisticated and practical advice to the business.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with an internationally known law firm (or in house at an investment bank or similar financial services provider) with significant experience advising on commercial agreements, licensing, intellectual property and/or regulatory matters involving corporate, securities and banking law matters, with an emphasis on secondary trading markets.
  • At least a basic understanding of U.S. equities market structure, with an emphasis on electronic trading and market access arrangements, as well as commission management services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - needs to be able to communicate effectively with senior management, business associates involved in sales and trading, and support colleagues.
  • Sound judgment - needs to be able to measure risk/reward in a practical yet sound manner
  • NY Bar

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • 3-5 years experience in the above referenced practice area.
  • Knowledge of derivatives products and related documentation a plus.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, particularly with clients, with at least a basic knowledge of US securities laws, rules, and regulations.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. With Merrill Lynch, Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The candidate will support the Institutional Sales and Trading function for Equities within Global Markets and International, including but not limited to negotiating and documenting agreements with customers, clients, providers, vendors, venues, and peers, primarily involving the equities markets globally, advise on corporate, commercial, intellectual property, securities and banking law matters relating to the equities platform, participate in corporate governance routines, and assist business associates and other control functions covering institutional clients.

Assisting in providing contractual and other general legal support to the Sales/Trading function, primarily for Equities, and Advisory Sales, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating agreements involving: Sales, Execution, Secondary Trading, Information Provision, Index and other licensing, and ETF Authorized Participant matters, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating client-facing trading and onboarding documentation, data provision, technology/IP licensing, market access agreements; commission management/soft dollar agreements; clearing agreements; as well as other financial services technology agreements.

  • Coordinating with front line units and legal partners for similar or related products and services in Global Markets and International.
  • Coordinating and responding to queries from the business and other administrative and control functions on legal matters relating to or arising out of Sales and Trading functions for Global Markets and International.
  • Coordinating and responding to Requests for Information/ Due Diligence Questionnaires received from clients and counterparties.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of a documentation library for various forms, as well as retaining and indexing negotiation-related documents.
  • Along with Compliance, providing guidance on the interpretation and implementation of laws, rules and regulations and Firm policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Identifying changes and impacts in regulations or market developments and updating the business and other functions.
  • Engaging and managing outside counsel, as necessary
  • Liaising with the litigation and regulatory investigations team as needed to address investigations, disputes and litigation matters.
  • Sharing and assisting in the management of know-how with other members of the global legal team in all other regions (US, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific).
  • Developing a relationship with the local lines of business as a trusted strategic partner to the business.
  • Providing sophisticated and practical advice to the business.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with an internationally known law firm (or in house at an investment bank or similar financial services provider) with significant experience advising on commercial agreements, licensing, intellectual property and/or regulatory matters involving corporate, securities and banking law matters, with an emphasis on secondary trading markets.
  • At least a basic understanding of U.S. equities market structure, with an emphasis on electronic trading and market access arrangements, as well as commission management services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - needs to be able to communicate effectively with senior management, business associates involved in sales and trading, and support colleagues.
  • Sound judgment - needs to be able to measure risk/reward in a practical yet sound manner
  • NY Bar

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • 3-5 years experience in the above referenced practice area.
  • Knowledge of derivatives products and related documentation a plus.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, particularly with clients, with at least a basic knowledge of US securities laws, rules, and regulations.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21068137

Band: H4

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jana Murdocca

Referral Bonus:

0