Senior Counsel, Vice President Senior Counsel, Vice President …

State Street Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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State Street Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
State Street Corporation
Senior Counsel, Vice President
The 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 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 these teams to find strategic solutions for our clients and contribute to the overall success of the firm. We are seeking a mid-senior level attorney who can excel in this environment and help others on the team to do the same. In this role, you will join an active and experienced team of investment management attorneys responsible for providing legal support, advice and counsel to our US product and funds management teams with respect to the organization, marketing, management and governance of our US registered mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

To be successful in this role, you will develop a deep understanding of the firm's investment and operational capabilities, service offerings, culture and vision, regulatory and supervisory landscape in order to serve as a trusted advisor to your business and control partners, and you will efficiently identify, diagnose and help to address complex legal issues. You will need to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal teams, including management, risk and compliance team members and leaders.

You will be responsible for providing practical and actionable legal advice and counsel with respect to our U.S. mutual funds and exchange traded funds that are registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. This will include drafting and preparing U.S. registered fund disclosure documents, negotiating and drafting mutual fund and ETF distribution agreements, assisting the SSGA Funds Chief Legal Officer in providing legal support to U.S. registered fund boards, analyzing proposed and new regulatory developments impacting U.S. registered funds, providing advice and counsel to the SSGA business and compliance teams regarding Investment Company Act regulatory requirements, working with the SSGA product and funds management business teams on U.S. registered product development and fund management issues, and reviewing marketing materials related to marketing and sale of US registered funds.

Experience and Skills :

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
  • 8-13 years of experience in investment management practice, at either a law firm or the legal department of a financial services company, preferably both
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940
  • Solid understanding of and familiarity with investment strategies and U.S. registered fund products
  • The ability to evaluate legal, financial, regulatory and reputational risk and escalate to executive management 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 to also thrive in a global, dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to interact with and advise multiple businesses and coordinate with legal colleagues in other jurisdictions and business areas on related areas of law or conflicts of law matters
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • License to practice in work location


Company Overview

From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people - strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth.

We owe that longevity to the commitment, expertise and creativity of our employees. Our continued success depends on our ability to attract and develop the best talent in the industry. That's why we're keenly focused on employee development, corporate citizenship and inclusion.

For us, success comes in the mark we make as an organization - for the industry, our clients, our communities and each other.

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