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Vice President, Transactional Technology Lawyer

San Francisco, USA
Closing date
Jun 28, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

The Digital Enterprise Legal team is seeking a Transactional Technology Lawyer (Vice President) with 4-6 years of experience in commercial technology contract negotiations. The role will include responsibility for drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex service agreements for the provision of financial technology systems, tools and services to clients. The role will focus on supporting BlackRock's Aladdin, Aladdin Wealth and eFront client technology businesses in the Americas , with the intention that the lawyer will also directly support other BlackRock client technology and consulting businesses over time. Technology clients may include banks, insurance companies, state pensions, corporate treasuries, asset managers, wealth managers, and other investment management entities. This role will also involve executing on projects designed to improve business impact, mitigate legal and regulatory risk, and enable BlackRock to best serve its clients. The lawyer will work closely with the leadership teams across BlackRock's client technology businesses to provide both legal and business guidance in support of strategic business development activities, ongoing client relationship management and other key initiatives.

  • Analyze, present and advise BlackRock's functional and management teams on technology, corporate and business law issues.
  • Negotiate agreements for the provision of enterprise investment systems and financial risk and wealth management and other analytics tools and associated services.
  • Support the business development and product development processes by providing key inputs and advice.
  • Support broader business requirements, including strategic partnerships and vendor relationships, as applicable.
  • Work in a fast-paced and business-oriented environment with business groups throughout BlackRock.
  • JD degree and admitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law in the state of hire, with a minimum of 4 years of experience, preferably at a major law firm (secondment experience a plus) or in-house within a large financial services or technology company.
  • Technology contracts negotiation and commercial technology transaction background, preferably with experience in financial technology, cloud computing and/or SaaS agreements, market data and intellectual property related matters, data privacy and/or technology outsourcings and related regulatory considerations. Experience with state pension / public institution contracting is a plus.
  • Familiarity with fixed income and equities trading infrastructure, including prior experience at trading firms or broker-dealer entities, would be a plus - please highlight relevant experience in your application.
  • Ability to learn and understand complex technical service offerings and requirements and apply knowledge in negotiation of service contracts.
  • Ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions.
  • Ability to interact directly with internal business managers and subject matter experts to address the needs of a growing global business in a thoughtful and practical manner.
  • Ability to independently manage a varied and broad portfolio of client transactions effectively, demonstrating strong judgment and skills in time management and prioritization.
  • Ability to effectively support a team of senior lawyers, and to assess, calibrate, communicate and handle evolving priorities in a dynamic and rewarding environment.
For California only the salary range for this position is $175,750 - $225,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week; some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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