Job DescriptionThe asset management industry is evolving. Clients need more than products; they need a trusted partner and advisor to help them achieve their goals.
The State Street Global Advisors (Global Advisors) Legal Department endeavors to provide strategic advice and counsel to its business and control colleagues in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity and ethical leadership. We partner closely with our colleagues to find strategic solutions for our clients and contribute to the overall success of the firm. We are seeking a senior attorney who can excel in this environment and help others within the organization to do the same.
In this role, you will be responsible for providing legal support and counsel to our global investments, trading, governance and regulatory teams. To be successful, you will need to develop a deep understanding of the firm's investment and operational capabilities, service offerings, culture and vision, global legal entity structure, and multifaceted regulatory landscape. You will need to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal teams, including business, risk and compliance colleagues, as well as regulators and other relevant external constituencies, including trade associations.
You will be responsible for providing practical and actionable legal advice and counsel on a variety of laws and regulations in connection with our investment management business and/or our status as a related entity of State Street Corporation and State Street Bank and Trust Company, including with respect to securities laws, ERISA and fiduciary issues, commodity futures and derivatives trading regulations, and banking regulations. This will include preparing disclosure documents, negotiation of agreements with external counterparties, participation on internal governance committees, reviewing internal policies and procedures, considering proposed novel and complex related party arrangements, and analyzing proposed and new regulatory developments in furtherance of the firm's strategic priorities.
This role is part of the Global Advisors Legal Department, reporting to the Managing Director responsible for collaboratively managing regulatory and policy matters that are material to our organization.
Experience and Skills :
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
7-15 years of experience in investment management practice, at either a law firm or the legal department of a financial services company
Extensive knowledge of Securities Laws, including the Investment Advisers and Investment Company Acts of 1940
Experience with advisor related ERISA and tax issues
A strong understanding of investment strategies and investment products
The ability to evaluate legal, financial, regulatory and reputational risk and escalate as needed
Strong communication (written and verbal), client services and collaboration skills
Strong research, time management, planning and organizational skills
Ability to work independently, but also thrive in a global, dynamic and team-oriented environment
Ability to interact and coordinate globally on related areas of law or conflicts of law matters
Prior experience interfacing with regulatory personnel is helpful
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask