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Senior Vice President, Counsel- Counsel, Asset Servicing and Digital

BNY Mellon
Pittsburgh, USA
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Bring your ideas. Make history.
BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology. We are one of the world's top asset management and banking firms that manages trillions of dollars in assets, custody and/or administration. Known as the "bank of banks" - 97% of the world's top banks work with us as we lead and serve our customers into the new era of digital.

With over 240 years of rich history and industry firsts, BNY Mellon has been built upon our proven ability to evolve, lead, and drive new ideas at every turn. Today, we're approximately 50,000 employees across 35 countries with a culture that empowers you to grow, take risks, experiment and be yourself. This is what #LifeAtBNYMellon is all about.

We're seeking a future team member for the role of Sr Vice President, Counsel- Asset Servicing and Digital to join our Asset Servicing organization. This role is located in Pittsburgh, PA- Hybrid

Role Overview: - We are looking for an energetic self-starter to serve as Counsel to the Asset Servicing and Digital ("ASD") business. The attorney who fills this role will be expected to contribute as part of a larger team and to independently advise the business. We expect the candidate to primarily support ASD's Fund Services group, which provides fund accounting, administration, transfer agency, middle office, custody and other services to a wide variety of registered and unregistered funds, ETFs, UITs and other investment vehicles. Exposure to digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets), distributed ledger technology, data and analytics, asset management and/or financial institutions practice is preferred but not required. This position will require the individual to draft and negotiate a variety of services contracts and other related agreements. A successful applicant will also work closely with business colleagues in evaluating and supporting the implementation of new technologies and business strategies.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:
  • Function as a trusted internal resource capable of using knowledge of BNY Mellon's businesses, products, services and/or strategies to articulate and advance legal positions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle a broad portfolio of legal issues.
  • Work collaboratively, seeking guidance and input from colleagues throughout the organization to ensure solutions align to global legal strategies.
  • Partner with colleagues who also serve in an advisory or oversight capacity, such as those in Risk, Audit, Compliance, etc.
  • Manage outside counsel, reviewing work for appropriateness, quality and alignment to expectations.
  • Develop a broad understanding of ASD products and services.
  • Work flexibly in a hybrid in-office and remote environment.

To be successful in this role, we're seeking the following:
  • A J.D. from a top-tier law school.
  • Bar admission in the relevant jurisdiction in which the role is based.
  • 3 years minimum of professional experience as an admitted attorney.
  • Prior corporate legal experience within the asset management and/or financial services industry or comparable law firm experience preferred.
  • Transactional experience and contract drafting and negotiation strongly desired
  • Prior experience with custodial bank products and services desirable but not necessary; candidate must show willingness to learn.
  • Experience working with technology, software, digital assets, blockchain, data and analytics legal issues, a strong plus.

At BNY Mellon, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here's a few of our awards:
  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies & Top 20 for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bloomberg's Gender Equality Index (GEI)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 100% score Corporate Equality Index
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion , Disability: IN - 100% score
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company
  • CDP's Climate Change 'A List'
  • Forbes Blockchain 50

Our Benefits:

BNY Mellon offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life's journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves that can support you and your family through moments that matter.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

EEO Statement:

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

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