Legal Counsel

Chicago Permanent
  • Legal Counsel opening for technology and procurement team
  • Exciting opportunity to join a growing legal team

About Our Client

Our client is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide.

Job Description

Legal Counsel

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft, negotiate, and review commercial contracts, including technology agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and other business and legal arrangements.
  • Advise stakeholders of potential risks in contractual areas and propose risk mitigation strategies; provide creative and legally sound solutions for resolution of disputes with commercial business partners.
  • Assist in responding to regulatory inquiries; serve as a support point for the Compliance Department, assist with investigations and in drafting inquiry responses.
  • Research and author legal memorandum regarding various emerging issues including technology, IP, and employment law.
  • Review existing policies and procedures, identify areas for continuous improvement; formulate and draft policies and procedures, as required.
  • Maintain and update relevant corporate and LLC records, as needed or directed. Provide advice regarding corporate governance issues.

The Successful Applicant

Requirements include:

  • Candidate must have a JD, top academic credentials, and be a member in good standing of the Illinois bar.
  • Law firm experience with clients in the financial services or technology sectors is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work independently under tight deadlines, and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice, which demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation.
  • Strong research and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a non-legal audience, are required.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus
  • Benefits
  • Room for growth
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