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Assistant General Counsel – Technology Attorney

London, , United Kingdom;

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant General Counsel – Technology Attorney

Corporate Title:  Assistant General Counsel

Location:  London or Chester

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

The Team:

The Bank of America Technology Legal team, which supports the bank’s Global Technology organization, is seeking a talented, versatile and dynamic technology attorney to provide strategic legal advice on a broad range of technologies. 

We are looking for an attorney with initiative and drive who can handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work at the intersection of tech and finance to support many of the company’s most innovative and cutting edge initiatives, including new products and services, acquisition of technology services, research and development, and external partnerships and collaborations. The successful candidate will be skilled at transactional, regulatory, and advisory work and have a deep understanding of technology and the regulatory environment.

Role Description:

  • Counselling clients concerning legal issues related to the development, adoption, acquisition, and use of technology products and services.

  • Ensuring that all technology transactions and deployments are legally sound and comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Working with Legal, Compliance and business teams to implement regulatory changes and respond to regulatory inquiries.

  • Resolving disputes with technology vendors and suppliers.

  • Updating and training internal clients on relevant legal developments related to technology.

  • Structuring collaborative alliances with academic institutions, governments and industry partners related to technology.

  • Partnering with business, regulatory, and government relations stakeholders to engage and help guide regulatory and industry policy globally related to technology.

  • Providing strategic advice to internal clients that balance business objectives and legal risk.

What we are looking for:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • Extensive experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a government agency, technology company, or bank or other financial services company

  • A deep understanding of and genuine interest in technology and a commitment to continual learning in this fast-moving domain

  • Command of the laws and regulations applicable to technology in the financial services industry

  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and providing guidance on a wide range of agreements related to technology products and services.

  • Leveraging sound judgment and an understanding of business goals to help internal clients evaluate risk effectively

  • Ability to prioritize work, effectively manage many issues at one time, and interact effectively with personnel in various roles and levels across the organization.

  • A proven record of being an effective team player dedicated to collective successes. The ability to promote cooperation and solve problems in a timely, creative, and professional manner.

  • Presenting in front of non-legal stakeholders and communicating complex legal concepts in a clear, straightforward, and practical way

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner

  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons

  • 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum 

  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.

  • Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters

  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution

  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.

  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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