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Attorney - Futures & Cleared Derivatives

Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Responsible for the analysis of complex legal issues and implications on matters of significant impact to GBAM's Fixed Income businesses. Provides advice on new or existing products or services. Coordinates the work of outside legal counsel on related projects. Supervises activities of other legal department staff, including other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Individuals in this position typically have eight or more years of experience since admission to the Bar.

The position provides representation and support for the Global Futures and Listed Derivatives business, including but not limited to:

  • Provide advice to the business in connection with the rules and regulations of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, and exchanges and clearing houses.

  • Provide legal advice to the business and other support partners, including the collateral segregation teams and other Futures attorneys globally.

  • Advise the documentation group in its negotiations of customer agreements.

  • Advise the the business on electronic trading agreements (ETAs) and related issues as well as negotiate ETAs with clients.

  • Provide counsel to Compliance and others in exchange-related investigations and disciplinary actions.

  • Coordinate with outside counsel on regulatory, enforcement, and general corporate matters.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:

  • Attorney must be licensed to practice in the appropriate jurisdiction(s).

  • Should have minimum 7 years experience in futures clearing or related financial services, preferably with prior experience counseling FCMs (either internally or as external counsel).

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:

  • Candidate should be a self-starter and quick learner, and must be able to work independently and proactively.

  • Candidate should be someone who can handle multiple complex assignments and navigate a large institution.

  • Candidate must possess superior communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with others in the Legal Department, the business, and across the company.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Responsible for the analysis of complex legal issues and implications on matters of significant impact to GBAM's Fixed Income businesses. Provides advice on new or existing products or services. Coordinates the work of outside legal counsel on related projects. Supervises activities of other legal department staff, including other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Individuals in this position typically have eight or more years of experience since admission to the Bar.

The position provides representation and support for the Global Futures and Listed Derivatives business, including but not limited to:

  • Provide advice to the business in connection with the rules and regulations of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, and exchanges and clearing houses.

  • Provide legal advice to the business and other support partners, including the collateral segregation teams and other Futures attorneys globally.

  • Advise the documentation group in its negotiations of customer agreements.

  • Advise the the business on electronic trading agreements (ETAs) and related issues as well as negotiate ETAs with clients.

  • Provide counsel to Compliance and others in exchange-related investigations and disciplinary actions.

  • Coordinate with outside counsel on regulatory, enforcement, and general corporate matters.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:

  • Attorney must be licensed to practice in the appropriate jurisdiction(s).

  • Should have minimum 7 years experience in futures clearing or related financial services, preferably with prior experience counseling FCMs (either internally or as external counsel).

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:

  • Candidate should be a self-starter and quick learner, and must be able to work independently and proactively.

  • Candidate should be someone who can handle multiple complex assignments and navigate a large institution.

  • Candidate must possess superior communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with others in the Legal Department, the business, and across the company.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21070769

Band: H4

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jana Murdocca

Referral Bonus:

0