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Counsel - Trading Agreements

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Counsel - Trading Agreements
New York,  NY
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Counsel - Trading Agreements

Prestigious Fortune 500 company located in New York city seeks in-house Counsel within its Institutional Equity Division to focus on trading agreement negotiations. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties

The position is responsible for handling all relationship level trading agreements, including, but not limited to equity derivatives, prime brokerage, stock loan, confidentiality, listed derivatives and OTC clearing agreements. The team consists of 10 attorneys and sits within the company's global Risk Management team. As the group sits within Risk Management, it is tasked with analyzing and making risk-based decisions on client negotiation requests. The team is responsible for negotiating, drafting and executing all necessary agreements with clients and their counsel in advance of trading. The client base includes hedge funds, mutual funds, pensions, insurance companies, banks, corporations and money managers. Additional duties include the following:

  • Negotiate full suite of trading agreements including, but not limited to, ISDA Master Agreements and Credit Support Annexes, stock loan, prime brokerage agreements, listed derivative trading agreements, OTC clearing agreements, tri-party control agreements, master confirm agreements, confidentiality agreements, electronic trading agreements and other trading-related agreements.
  • Liaise with Institutional Equity Division Sales and Trading desks, as well as members of firm’s Legal, Risk, Credit and Onboarding teams.
  • Act as primary point of contact with clients and their counsel for all negotiations.
  • Interact with clients in connection with new industry rules and regulations.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to meet timing deadlines on multiple projects
  • Contract drafting experience
  • Ability and initiative to proactively communicate with senior business unit members
  • Comfortable working in open trading floor environment
  • 2-5 years of experience negotiating trading agreements at broker/dealer, buy-side firm and/or law firm
  • J.D. required

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