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Position: Managing Counsel – Technology and Intellectual Property
Company: Bank of New York Mellon
Location: New York City

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.

A highly experienced attorney who either manages other attorneys or legal personnel or an area of practice within the Department. A Managing Counsel is highly skilled and competent in his or her area of practice, is seen as an expert in that area and has leadership skills. A Managing Counsel has ongoing and in-depth relationships with outside counsel.

Background: 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 software license, consulting services and software development agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate technology, information services and business process outsourcing agreements.
  • Advise business on intellectual property issues.

Contact: Lisa Pinelli, Vice President-Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor/ Legal Affairs, Bank of New York Mellon,,

Qualifications: Strong background in negotiating software licensing and development contracts, other technology acquisitions, and technology and business outsourcing transactions, including at least 10 years experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.

  • Working knowledge US and international regulations and guidelines for outsourcing by financial institutions.
  • 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 New York Bar.

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