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Position: Corporate Finance Associate (Pittsburgh, PA)
Company: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
 
Description:  The Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Corporate Finance associate with 2-5 years of corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions experience.  Excellent academic credentials and top tier law firm experience required.  Must be admitted in Pennsylvania.
 
Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions experience.
 
Contact:  Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, donna.nolan@bipc.com

Position: Managing Counsel- Swap Dealer/Regulatory
Company: Bank of New York Mellon
Location: NYC, NY
 
Description:  BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.
The Markets Group within BNY Mellon is seeking an experienced attorney in NYC primarily to advise on the regulatory issues impacting its provisionally registered swap-dealer. Substantive coverage areas include, among others: Title VII of Dodd-Frank, CFTC regulations (and in particular Part 23 thereof and applicable cross border guidance), the rules and interpretations of the National Futures Association (“NFA”), derivatives exchanges and clearing organizations, swap execution facilities and other trading and clearing platforms, Volcker, the proposed prudential margin rules applicable to uncleared swaps; and Basel III (with a focus on the “bankruptcy remoteness” of margin deposits and QCCP designation).  In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to proactively support BNY Mellon’s build-out and maintenance of a swap dealer operating/governance model that comports with both applicable regulations and industry best practices.
Other responsibilities of this position include, without limitation: (i) responding, or assisting in responding, to the informational and exam requests of derivatives and banking regulators. including any  findings made by NFA during the 4s process; (ii) providing legal support to our growing global foreign currency business by, as required, negotiating client contracts, drafting product and service disclosure documents; commenting on client marketing and pricing presentations and developing new FX policies, procedures and products; and (iii) participating in selected industry working groups and projects.
 
Qualifications:
  • JD, Member of NYS bar
  • 10-15 years experience in the financial services industry, advising on FX and OTC derivatives matters.
  • Solid understanding of FX products, services and markets as well as of ISDA documentation architecture.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, drafting and negotiation skills. Demonstrated ability to offer practical, results-driven advice, and at the same time, escalate significant issues when required.
  • Strong work ethic, with demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload and drive assignments through to completion in a timely manner.
  • Must be a team player and strategic thinker with a long-term outlook; adhere to high ethical standards.
Contact:  Lisa Pinelli, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor/ Legal Affairs, Bank of New York Mellon, Lisa.Pinelli@bnymellon.com

Position: Managing Counsel – FX
Company:  Bank of  New York Mellon
Location:  NYC, NY
 
Description: BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.
 
The Markets Group within BNY Mellon is seeking an experienced attorney in NYC primarily to advise on the regulatory issues impacting its provisionally registered swap-dealer. Substantive coverage areas include, among others: Title VII of Dodd-Frank, CFTC regulations (and in particular Part 23 thereof and applicable cross border guidance), the rules and interpretations of the National Futures Association (“NFA”), derivatives exchanges and clearing organizations, swap execution facilities and other trading and clearing platforms, Volcker, the proposed prudential margin rules applicable to uncleared swaps; and Basel III (with a focus on the “bankruptcy remoteness” of margin deposits and QCCP designation).  In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to proactively support BNY Mellon’s build-out and maintenance of a swap dealer operating/governance model that comports with both applicable regulations and industry best practices.
 
Other responsibilities of this position include, without limitation: (i) responding, or assisting in responding, to the informational and exam requests of derivatives and banking regulators. including any  findings made by NFA during the 4s process; (ii) providing legal support to our growing global foreign currency business by, as required, negotiating client contracts, drafting product and service disclosure documents; commenting on client marketing and pricing presentations and developing new FX policies, procedures and products; and (iii) participating in selected industry working groups and projects.
 
Qualifications:
  • JD, Member of NYS bar
  • 10-15 years experience in the financial services industry, advising on FX and OTC derivatives matters
  • Solid understanding of FX products, services and markets as well as of ISDA documentation architecture
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, drafting and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to offer practical, results-driven advice, and at the same time, escalate significant issues when required
  • Strong work ethic, with demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload and drive assignments through to completion in a timely manner
  • Must be a team player and strategic thinker with a long-term outlook; adhere to high ethical standards
 
Contact:  Lisa Pinelli, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor/ Legal Affairs, Bank of New York Mellon, Lisa.Pinelli@bnymellon.com

Position: Senior Counsel- Technology & Intellectual Property
Company: Bank of New York Mellon
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
 
Description:  BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. 
 
The Legal Department’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Group seeks a skilled Technology attorney.  We are responsible for negotiating contracts with suppliers for software licensing, technology and outsourcing services, market data, consulting services, and a range of other products and services.  We also advise senior management on intellectual property and regulatory issues affecting the Company’s technology planning and assist in the management of the Company’s portfolio of intellectual property.  
Responsibilities include:
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of technology agreements, including development, licensing and maintenance agreements, application hosting agreements, outsourcing agreements and hardware leasing and purchase agreements, online services and social media.
  • Draft and negotiate agreements for procurements of other goods and services including consulting services, business process outsourcing, and information services.
  • Advise business on intellectual property issues and technology-related regulatory issues.
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Strong background in negotiating software licensing and development contracts, other technology acquisitions, and technology and business outsourcing transactions, including at least 8 years’ experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.  Buy-side experience is essential; sell-side experience is useful; experience working for clients in the financial services industry is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of US and international regulations and guidelines for outsourcing by financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of US and international privacy laws is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and drafting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to handle a large number of transactions simultaneously.
  • Accustomed to performing under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • JD from a top tier law school or graduated at top of class from a law school below top tier.
  • Member in good standing of the Pennsylvania bar.
Preferred Qualifications –
Advanced legal degree required. With a minimum of 5 years of experience, 6+ years of experience preferred.
 
Contact:  Lisa Pinelli, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor/ Legal Affairs, Bank of New York Mellon, Lisa.Pinelli@bnymellon.com

Position: Managing Counsel- International E & I
Company: Bank of  New York Mellon
Location: Pittsburgh
 
Description:  BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. 
 
This is a position in the International Enforcement area within the Enforcement and Investigations Unit of the Legal Department.  This position requires an experienced attorney who will be responsible for advising the Global Sanctions Compliance team and all of the Company’s business lines on economic sanctions matters, primarily sanctions and embargoes administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).  Familiarity with other sanctions regimes, particularly EU, UK and UN is also required.  In addition, the attorney will be responsible for advising the Company’s Anti-Corruption office and all of the Company’s business lines on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable anti-corruption laws including the U.K. Bribery Act, the Brazil Clean Companies Act and other applicable anti-corruption regimes, especially in the APAC region. Familiarity with anti-boycott rules and other regulatory schemes affecting international financial activities is desirable.  The position requires appreciation of choice of law matters and recognition of non-U.S. law issues particularly in the areas of data privacy and transmission.  Interaction with non-U.S. counsel is frequent.  As Managing Counsel, the attorney will regularly manage outside counsel relationships.
A Managing Counsel in the International Enforcement group is highly competent and experienced in his or her area of practice and has effective leadership skills.  A Managing Counsel may have some administrative responsibilities for the Department.
 
Qualifications: Advanced Legal Degree. 10+ years experience representing major banks in lending transactions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to analyze and concisely present factual and legal issues and provide recommendations.  Ability to function as a trusted advisor to control functions and business line managers.  Ability to handle a large number of matters simultaneously.  Demonstrate expertise and substantial experience in the areas of practice required by the position.  Juris Doctor from a top law school and 10+ years of experience practicing law in the areas of economic sanctions, anti-corruption and related areas is preferred, although strong candidates with lesser experience will be considered.  Experience in a financial institution is a plus.
 
Contact:  Lisa Pinelli, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor/ Legal Affairs, Bank of New York Mellon, Lisa.Pinelli@bnymellon.com

Position:  AVP & COUNSEL, INSURANCE PRODUCT ATTORNEY
Company:   MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP
Location:     SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
Description:  This attorney will be an integral part of MassMutual’s insurance product law team, which is responsible for supporting the legal needs of MassMutual’s U.S. Insurance and Worksite insurance businesses.  As an industry leader, MassMutual offers an extensive portfolio of insurance and annuity products.  These products include individual and group life insurance, corporate and bank-owned life insurance, variable life insurance and annuities, fixed annuities, disability and, long-term care insurance. Working closely with their 
business and compliance partners in MassMutual’s U.S. Insurance and Worksite Insurance Groups, attorneys in this section, provide advice on state insurance, ERISA  and federal securities laws pertaining to the drafting of insurance and annuity contracts, prospectuses and other disclosure documents, product marketing and the complex process of contract administration.  These attorneys also interact with state and federal regulators, actively participate in industry trade associations and provide technical support for Government Relations’ lobbying efforts.
 
Key Relationships:
Reports to: Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel    
Other Relationships:  U.S. Insurance and Worksite Insurance
Overall responsibilities:
Providing legal support to USIG and Worksite Insurance business partners with respect to the development, marketing and administration of MassMutual’s insurance products.  This support may include, but is not limited to:
  • Participating in the development of new insurance products, including the drafting of insurance contracts and related forms.  
  • Reviewing product marketing, training and other disclosure documents to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  
  • Advising on day-to-day issues related to the complex process of insurance contract administration
  • Utilizing legal expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Company’s business and products to develop creative legal solutions that support and advance the clients’ business objectives.  
  • Providing legal support for state insurance market conduct examinations
  • Provide technical support to the Company’s government relations team on legislative and regulatory insurance issues impacting the Company’s insurance products.
  • Proactively monitoring and advising on pending and current legislation and court and regulatory decisions; 
  • Proactively identifying/recommending action steps to mitigate identified areas of legal risk.
  • Managing outside counsel.
Qualifications:
  • JD from an accredited law school, a member of the Bar in good standing (any state), and the ability to become licensed for in-house practice in Massachusetts if not now licensed in Massachusetts.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Six plus years in top law firm, regulatory agency or Fortune 500 Corporate Law Department is preferred. 
  • Experience working on a wide variety of state insurance regulatory issues pertaining to individual and/or group life and disability insurance products strongly preferred.  Experience with ERISA and federal securities laws pertaining to insurance products helpful but not required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, research and verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Strong client relationship skills and the ability to consult with all levels of management.
  • Must be a self-starter who is business focused and conditioned to high pressure from a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be results focused, hard-working, hands on and creative.  
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future.
 
Contact: Katherine Cooke, AVP Executive Recruiting, kcooke@massmutual.com

Position:  AVP & COUNSEL, DISTRIBUTION ATTORNEY
Company: MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP
Location: SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
Description: This attorney will be an integral part of MassMutual’s distribution law team, which is responsible for supporting the legal needs of  the U.S. Insurance Group (USIG)  sales and distribution organization. USIG Sales & Distribution offers both proprietary and nonproprietary insurance, investments and retirement products through a network of over 5,000 career agents, as well as brokers and third party distributors.  Working closely with their business and compliance partners, attorneys in this practice group provide securities and insurance regulatory advice to officers, directors and employees of several company broker-dealers, investment advisers and insurance distribution organizations which conduct business in 50 states and Puerto Rico.  Attorneys also support multiple initiatives to develop direct-to-consumer channels and data analytic tools.  Section attorneys interact with federal, SRO and state regulators, actively participate in industry trade associations and provide technical support for Government Relations’ lobbying efforts.
 
Key Relationships:
Reports to: Vice President  & Associate General Counsel              
Other Relationships: U.S. Insurance Group
 
Overall Responsibilities:
  • Providing legal support to core retail business areas within MassMutual, including MML Investors Services, LLC. (MMLIS), a registered broker-dealer and investment adviser, and MassMutual’s Career Agency System (CAS).  Such support may include, but is not limited to:
    • Advising on regulatory and compliance matters impacting regulated entities and CAS
    • Negotiating agreements
    • Advising on retail investment advisory and broker-dealer product development
    • Providing corporate governance support to MMLIS and other stand-alone businesses
    • Providing key legal support to distribution, marketing and e-commerce initiatives
    • Developing and delivering formal training
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with multiple regulatory contacts and industry groups
  • Providing legal support for FINRA, SEC and state regulatory examinations. 
  • Providing technical support to the Company’s government relations team on legislative and regulatory insurance issues impacting the Company’s insurance products
  • Advising on key business initiatives
  • Proactively monitoring and advising on pending and current legislation and court and regulatory decisions 
  • Proactively identifying/recommending action steps to mitigate identified areas of legal risk
  • Managing outside counsel 
  • Participating in internal investigations, as needed
  • Developing and maintaining relationships across business areas
  • Participating in projects and resolving problems are key components of this role
Qualifications:
  • JD from an accredited law school, a member of the Bar in good standing (any state), and the ability to become licensed for in-house practice in Massachusetts if not now licensed in Massachusetts.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Six plus years in a top law firm, in-house law department, or regulatory agency dealing with broker-dealer matters, investment adviser issues and/or retail insurance distribution – ideal 
  • Expertise with the federal and state securities and insurance laws as well as FINRA rules
  • Experience with direct-to-consumer, e-commerce and digital legal issues helpful
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, research and verbal and written communication skills  
  • Strong ethics and integrity are a must. 
  • Must be a self-starter who is business focused and conditioned to high pressure
  • Must have very strong presentation skills
  • Must be results focused, hardworking, hands on and creative  
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Evidence of success in law school is considered important (either attendance at high tier school and/or strong performance)  
Contact: Katherine Cooke, AVP Executive Recruiting, kcooke@massmutual.com

Position:  AVP & COUNSEL, ERISA ATTORNEY
Company:  MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP
Location:  SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
Description: This is an excellent opportunity in MassMutual’s Law Department.  This attorney will interact regularly with senior management and advise the corporate units (Human Resources and Finance) on complex legal and regulatory issues involving the design, administration, internal operations, fiduciary requirements and tax compliance of retirement, health and welfare, nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation plans. This attorney will be an integral part of the corporate law team, which is responsible for the legal needs of corporate management.  
 
Key Relationships:
Reports to: Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel                                                     
Other Relationships: Human Resources, Benefits, Procurement, Finance
 
Overall Responsibilities:
  • Participates in the development of corporate policy regarding retirement, health and welfare, nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation plans.
  • Advises on the design, administration, compliance and tax qualification of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans (i.e., pension, 401(k) and executive compensation), including compliance with section 409A.
  • Advises on the development, implementation and administration of cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts and medical benefit plans, and addresses compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA (portability, privacy and security), benefits, retiree coverage, and other operational and regulatory issues.
  • Advises on fiduciary issues related to the operation of pension and welfare plans, including advice on ERISA fiduciary duties in administering such plans and other compliance matters.
  • Advises on day-to-day issues related to pension and welfare benefits programs, including plan design and drafting, compliance with existing and new statutory and regulatory requirements, review of participant communications, and other plan-related documents, compliance with reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Advises on corporate and employment transactions, government correction programs, IRS and DOL audits, controlled group rules, claims and appeals review and plan termination.
  • Participates with other legal counsel and management team on benefits litigation and investment-related transactional work.
  • Counsels and renders legal opinions, memorandums and recommendations helpful to senior management.
  • Examines and advises on pending and current legislation and court and administrative decisions; identifies/recommends action steps.
  • Manages outside counsel.
  • Reviews and advises on administrative filings.
  • Qualifications:
  • JD firm an accredited law school, a member of the Bar in good standing (any state), and the ability to become licensed for in-house practice in Massachusetts if not now licensed in Massachusetts.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement.
  • In-depth understanding and experience (6+ years) working on a wide variety of Internal Revenue Code and ERISA issues. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, research and verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Strong client relationship skills and the ability to consult with all levels of management.
  • Must be a self-starter who is business focused and conditioned to high pressure from a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be results focused, hard-working, hands on and creative.  
  • Large law firm or Fortune 500 Corporate Law Department experience is preferred. 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future.
Contact: Katherine Cooke, AVP Executive Recruiting, kcooke@massmutual.com

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