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Corporate Attorney – Derivatives and Structured Products at Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Full-Time

Washington, DC, USA

Not defined

15 Nov → 15 Dec

Expired

Job Description

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Corporate Attorney – Derivatives and Structured Products to join our dynamic team in either our New York, Washington, D.C., or Chicago office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Corporate Attorney – Derivatives and Structured Products, you will apply your experience and advanced degree education to provide expert-level support on derivatives and other structured products under only general supervision. The Attorney is fee earning and works on client matters. Please note the Attorney is not part of the Associate population or on the Partner track. Other key responsibilities include:
• Preparing and negotiating ISDA documentation; knowledge of interest rate, foreign exchange, TRS, and commodity products is helpful
• Assisting with repurchase trading documentation, including under the MRA, GMRA, MSLA, MSFTAs, and other bespoke repo transactions
• Organizing and maintaining active project lists and precedent database
• Preparing closing checklists, coordinating closings, preparing signature pages, and following up on post-closing items
• Supporting Capital Markets, Private Equity, Project Finance, and M&A matters

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:
• Possess working knowledge of the ISDA Master Agreement and other relevant trading documentation
• Demonstrate strong project management and organizational skills
• Display excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making, commitment to diversity)

And have:
• A Bachelor’s degree and JD degree
• Admission and good standing with the local Bar and eligible admission to the U.S. bar in states which Latham has office.
• A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:
• Healthcare, life and disability insurance
• A generous 401k plan
• At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
• Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
• Professional Development programs
• Employee discounts
• And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Job Responsibilities

  • As a Corporate Attorney – Derivatives and Structured Products, you will apply your experience and advanced degree education to provide expert-level support on derivatives and other structured products under only general supervision
  • The Attorney is fee earning and works on client matters
  • Preparing and negotiating ISDA documentation; knowledge of interest rate, foreign exchange, TRS, and commodity products is helpful
  • Assisting with repurchase trading documentation, including under the MRA, GMRA, MSLA, MSFTAs, and other bespoke repo transactions
  • Organizing and maintaining active project lists and precedent database
  • Preparing closing checklists, coordinating closings, preparing signature pages, and following up on post-closing items
  • Supporting Capital Markets, Private Equity, Project Finance, and M&A matters

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Possess working knowledge of the ISDA Master Agreement and other relevant trading documentation

  • Demonstrate strong project management and organizational skills

  • Display excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making, commitment to diversity)

  • A Bachelor’s degree and JD degree

  • Admission and good standing with the local Bar and eligible admission to the U.S. bar in states which Latham has office

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience

Benefits/What We offer

  • Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance

  • Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance

  • A generous 401k plan

  • At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure

  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)

  • Professional Development programs

  • Employee discounts

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