Alpha Legal Counsel, Assistant Vice President at State Street

State Street

Full-Time

Boston, MA, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Counsel to be responsible for providing in-house legal services in support of Alpha business groups on a broad range of commercial transactions and licensing issues.

Why this role is important to us

You will be joining the Legal team that supports State Street AlphaSM. State Street AlphaSM redefines the common definition of ‘alpha’ to mean powering better performance and outcomes at every point on the investment lifecycle and is the first open platform from a single provider that connects the front, middle and back office. It harmonizes data, technology and services across trusted providers to help our clients better manage their businesses.

Join us if you are up for the challenge of making your mark in an ever-changing, increasingly complex and competitive industry.

What you will be responsible for

As Counsel you will
• Support the transactional and other legal needs of the Alpha businesses.
• Assist the Alpha businesses with the launch of new products and services.
• Be part of a team that negotiates and documents transactions that cross service lines and/or jurisdictions.
• Draft and negotiate other agreements and schedules.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role
• Agreement drafting and negotiation experience – financial services or licensing experience preferred.
• Solid, practical knowledge regarding general corporate legal matters.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven attention to detail.
• Ability to multi-task and produce quality work product in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent business judgment and the ability to form strong working relationships with demanding internal clients while maintaining firm adherence to proper corporate and legal standards.
• Self-motivated with the ability to operate independently.
• Proven ability to work with diverse, cross functional teams including global interactions.
• Flexibility with schedule and ability to work beyond regular business hours as required to support international business units and customers.

Education & Preferred Qualifications
• JD from an ABA accredited law school and active State Bar membership.
• 3-5 years of in house counsel experience, preferably at a financial services technology or software firm.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers

Job ID: R-709330

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the transactional and other legal needs of the Alpha businesses
  • Assist the Alpha businesses with the launch of new products and services
  • Be part of a team that negotiates and documents transactions that cross service lines and/or jurisdictions
  • Draft and negotiate other agreements and schedules

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Solid, practical knowledge regarding general corporate legal matters

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and produce quality work product in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent business judgment and the ability to form strong working relationships with demanding internal clients while maintaining firm adherence to proper corporate and legal standards

  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate independently

  • Proven ability to work with diverse, cross functional teams including global interactions

  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work beyond regular business hours as required to support international business units and customers

Benefits/What We offer

  • Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive

  • Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks

  • You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs

  • And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential

  • You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you

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