Senior Legal Counsel
Opportunity to enhance skill set / practice area. This is NOT a siloed role.
Great Quality of Life
About Our Client
My client is an internationally focused retail and commercial bank with more than 30 million customers. Their operations in North America include corporate and wholesale banking, as well as broker dealership. Their strategy is to provide a client-focused approach for global businesses with strong links to the UK. They have been operating in North America for over 100 years and are headquartered in New York.
My client is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the industry and embracing the diversity of their people. They offer their colleagues ongoing training and development, mentoring, and networking opportunities, as well as extremely competitive benefits and vacation leave.
They are dedicated to working with the New York community and in addition to a calendar of work-based volunteering and fund raising opportunities; they offer colleagues a "day to make a difference" each year for a charity of their choice.
The Senior Counsel will advise on bank lending and bank regulatory matters for the US corporate and institutional banking business of the client, while working as part of a small, dynamic team alongside two other Senior Counsel, all reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, of North America. The ideal candidate will be excited by the prospect of working in a relatively small office that is part of a large global institution, while partnering with talented bankers serving some of the world's largest and most respected companies.
The position would support the Group's activities in the United States and requires substantial expertise gained from top tier experience at a major law firm and/or bank in these two primary areas:
- Varied bank credit transactions, including drafting and negotiation of syndicated and bi-lateral facilities for corporate and institutional borrowers, including term loan, revolving and standby credit facilities, guarantees, securitizations and other documentation relating to various bank lending transactions, as well as trade finance, letters of credit, working capital and supply chain financing.
- Federal and state regulation pertinent to a foreign bank, including BSA/AML and sanctions, regulatory reporting, regulation of bank affiliates and financial holding companies, as well as the requirements of the Dodd Frank Act.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will have between must have 7+ years of experience at a prestigious law firm and/or a reputable financial institution, will have a JD from an accredited institution, and will also be barred in the State of New York. The ideal candidate will also have experience representing various lenders and will have a background in trade finance as well. Prior experience at a financial institution is preferred, but not required for the role.
What's on Offer
An opportunity for an attorney to enhance his or her specialist knowledge in varied bank credit transactions and federal and state regulatory work pertinent to foreign banks. This position will also have the opportunity to gain skill sets in corporate generalist work including employment law, investigations, and corporate governance. There will be a lot of autonomy in this role and the ability for the attorney to run / lead deals as well.