Legal Counsel - US

New York Permanent
  • Exciting opportunity to join growing trading fund as first US lawyer
  • Reports directly to General Counsel (overseas)

About Our Client

Prop trading fund.

Job Description

The Legal Counsel will be the sole attorney in the US and report directly to the Head of Legal. Responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiate and review a wide range of agreements, including: trading agreements, prime brokerage, clearing agreements, platform/exchange agreements, market data agreements, technology procurement contracts
  • Assist with client onboarding documentation
  • Provide regulatory/securities legal advice related to trading new and existing products
  • Manage legal matters for the client's US asset management arm
  • Work closely with the firm's Tax, Finance, Compliance and Business Development teams
  • Assist with employment related issues, confidentiality agreements, corp. governance and data privacy matters
  • Assist with compliance matters pertaining to trading and asset management (Reg. M, etc.)
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Work in tandem with Head of Legal and legal counterparts across the globe

The Successful Applicant

  • JD from a top US Law School
  • NY State Bar Admission
  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney with experience in asset management, trading, securities gained at a top law firm and in-house at an investment bank/buy-side firm
  • Transactional experience with share purchase agreements, PIPEs, capital markets, Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, derivatives (ISDA/CSA) and trading and brokerage agreements
  • Understanding of the US regulatory environment and requisite securities laws + Reg. M
  • Experience with futures/clearing documentation (FIA and ISDA/FOA)
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who thrives on being out of their comfort zone and dealing with new challenges
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Huge upside for bonuses
  • A great environment
  • Tremendous upside and growth potential
  • Friendly and highly rewarding culture
  • The opportunity to work closely with a small and supportive team to make an impact
Jennifer Pettigrew
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