Fixed Income and Commodities Legal Coverage Attorney – New York

Morgan Stanley


Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more offices in approximately 39 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
Professionals within Legal and Compliance provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the firms invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the firms businesses.

Background on the Position
Morgan Stanley is seeking an attorney to join an established, experienced team with a primary focus on coverage of the North American Fixed Income and Commodities businesses.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Role: Director/Vice President, commensurate with experience.
  • Provide day-to-day legal and regulatory advice to Fixed Income and Commodities personnel on a variety of issues involving OTC derivatives, debt instruments and physical commodities.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and approve legal documents, including schedules and annexes to master netting agreements, guarantees, loan documents and NDAs/confidentiality agreements.
  • Liaise between the business units and outside counsel on specific issues.

Assist with litigation and regulatory inquiries relating to Fixed Income and Commodities


Skills required (essential)
We are seeking an attorney with 3-6 years experience at a law firm or major in-house legal department, who is admitted to practice in NY.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience negotiating and advising on a variety of commercial contracts (including ISDA Master Agreements and related agreements)
  • Strong organizational, project management and reporting skills;
  • Excellent drafting and communications skills;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a group or independent setting.

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