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Assistant General Counsel, GWIM Legal Team

New York, New York;

Job Description:

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.

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Experienced attorney to support the retail sales and trading broker-dealer activities of Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth and Investments Solutions group. 

Job Description:

  • Providing primary legal support to Merrill’s broker-dealer equities sales and trading business. 
  • Providing secondary legal support to Merrill’s fixed income sales and trading business. 
  • Advising the business on SEC, FINRA, MSRB and SRO rules and regulations, with a particular focus on broker-dealer rules and regulations applicable to retail investor transactions.
  • Counselling the business on disclosure, transaction reporting and best execution matters.
  • Advising the business on regulatory matters pertaining to the above.
  • Participating in the review, policy and governance processes related to the above, working with business, risk and compliance partners across the organization.


  • JD / LLB

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience as a practicing attorney.

  • Prior in-house experience is preferred.

  • Prior experience advising U.S. broker-dealers on sales and equity trading businesses is required.


  • Detail-oriented, strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Critical thinker and an effective communicator who can collaborate with others. 
  • Willingness and ability to tackle new subject matters and develop new areas of expertise.
  • Team player with an ability to multitask, balance competing demands, and provide practical and actionable advice in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills, with an ability to communicate and apply complex concepts clearly and effectively to practical situations.
  • In-depth knowledge of U.S. securities laws and broker-dealer rules and regulations pertaining to trading and transaction reporting.

Minimum Education Requirement: Juris Doctor or LLB


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$170,000 - $228,900 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.