Overview


ROLE OVERVIEW

In the role of Contracts Counsel, the employee will be responsible for the following:

 Leading the drafting and negotiation of all vendor contracts across the business, including research, data, software licensing, telecommunications, consulting, hardware, real estate, recruiting and other products and services

 Skillfully managing both legal and practical business considerations while working collaboratively with various BAM departments to ensure timely and efficient review

 Developing and improving tracking system for meeting business requirements and improving efficiencies

 Reviewing and handling various legal inquiries by business units and assisting in handling and responding to regulatory requests

 Willingness to contribute to broader legal team function and learn new skills and subject matter

 Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment, with good judgment regarding when to elevate issues

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

In order to effectively represent the Company and communicate with internal stakeholders and external counterparties, the employee must be someone who has:

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as negotiation and transactional agreement experience.

 Practical experience representing financial services industry clients is preferred

 Strong desire to work collaboratively with the legal team and other groups within the firm

 A high standard of professionalism in all dealings with internal staff and any external vendors, partners, clients and regulatory agencies

 Problem solving skills and ability to identify and implement appropriate solutions

 Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently to meet/exceed deadlines

 Consistent work ethic through hard work, confidence and effort

 Outstanding attention to detail and strong organization skills

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

 At least 2-3 years of legal experience required

 Juris Doctorate Degree

 Familiarity with the financial markets/finance firms is a plus

 Corporate experience is a plus

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