Description About this role BlackRock is one of the largest, most sophisticated global investment management firms and a leading provider of financial technology solutions to clients worldwide, including its class-leading Aladdin® investment management platform for institutional investors, Aladdin® Wealth platform for financial advisors, and eFront's analytics and technology software solutions. BlackRock's asset management capabilities, consulting expertise and technology solutions are enabled by technology and service agreements with best-in-class providers of hardware, software and hosted solutions, in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, cloud-based platforms, and trading and markets infrastructure, leveraging solutions at every level of the technology stack. We know you want to feel valued every single day, and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $8 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock The Digital Enterprise Legal team within BlackRock is seeking a technology transactional lawyer with 4 to 8 years of experience in commercial negotiations and contracting to support our business. The role will focus on supporting BlackRock's eFront client technology business, with the intention that the lawyer will also directly support other BlackRock client technology and consulting businesses, including Aladdin, Aladdin Wealth and/or Financial Markets Advisory, over time. The role will include responsibility for negotiating service agreements for the provision of financial technology tools and services to banks, insurance companies, corporate treasuries, asset managers, wealth managers, and other investment management entities on a worldwide basis. This role will also involve executing on strategic projects crafted to improve business impact, mitigate legal and regulatory risk, and to enable BlackRock to best serve its clients. The lawyer will work closely with the leadership teams across BlackRock Solutions and BlackRock's client technology businesses to provide both legal and business mentorship in support of strategic business development activities, leading ongoing client relationships and other major initiatives. Responsibilities:
Analyse, present and advise BlackRock's functional and management teams on corporate and business law issues.
Negotiate agreements for the provision of enterprise investment systems and financial risk and wealth management and other analytics tools.
Support the business development and product development processes by providing key inputs and advice.
Support broader business requirements, including strategic partnership and vendor relationships, as applicable.
Work in a fast-paced and business-oriented environment with business groups throughout BlackRock.
JD (US) / law degree / PGDL qualification (UK) / other equivalent qualification, with a minimum of four years experience, preferably at a major law firm (secondment experience a plus) or in-house at a corporate legal department. Language skills (in particular, French, German and Italian) would be ideal.
Corporate transactional, contracts negotiation and/or commercial transaction background, preferably with experience in technology and intellectual property related matters, technology outsourcings and related regulatory considerations. Experience in "software as a service" (SaaS), outsourcing contracts and in direct client-facing negotiations preferred.
Ability to learn and understand sophisticated technical service offerings and requirements and apply knowledge in negotiation of service contracts.
Ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyse legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions.
Ability to directly contact internal business managers and subject matter authorities to address the needs of a growing global business in a thoughtful and practical manner.
Ability to effectively support a team of senior lawyers, and to assess, calibrate, communicate and handle evolving priorities in a multifaceted and exciting environment.
Our benefits To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law. BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.