Legal counsel is responsible for managing legal risks across the Mizuho Americas group of companies.


  • Provide legal support to Mizuho U.S. broker dealer and swap dealer entities equities and fixed income business lines with respect to regulatory and compliance issues, corporate law issues and other general legal matters;
  • Prepare, negotiate and execute ISDA master agreements, CSAs and related supporting documentation for counterparties located in the U.S., Europe and Asia;
  • Draft and negotiate MRAs, GMRAs, MSLAs, GMSLAs, CDEAs, MCAs, swap and security based swap confirmations.
  • Respond to inquiries from business units and other departments (trading/marketing, credit, operations, collateral management, documentation) regarding legal, credit or operational issues arising in the trading documents and other trading related documentation or with respect to specific transaction terms;
  • Review security documents and pledge agreements;
  • Provide advice and guidance with respect to CFTC Swap Dealer requirements;
  • Maintain & update documentation templates, manage information database and ensure relevant reports, policies and procedures are updated; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Law degree from an accredited law school in the United States
  • Member in good standing of the New York Bar
  • Understanding of Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act regulations thereunder
  • Knowledgeable about fixed income derivative products, clearing, trade reporting, business conduct requirements & SEFs
  • Detail oriented and collaborative team player
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Capable of completing work independently
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Committed work ethic

Company Overview

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. Mizuhos operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), which is comprised of offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho offers a competitive total rewards package.

We are an EEO Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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