Vice President/Director, Legal – Trading Coverage Attorney – New York

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President/Director, Legal – Trading Coverage Attorney in New York, US. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in New York.


Job Title : Vice President/Director, Legal – Trading Coverage Attorney

Location : New York, US

Job Category: Legal & Compliance



About this role

​Location: Washington D.C./New York/Atlanta/Princeton/Boston/San Francisco/Santa Monica


BlackRock is seeking a lawyer in the U.S. to be part of the in-house legal team covering trading and derivatives issues for BlackRock funds and accounts.  The global team covers equity and fixed income, commodities and digital assets trading, prime brokerage, repo, securities lending, clearing, futures, listed options and OTC derivatives.  The team also covers CLOs and Tender Option Bond programs, as well as the BlackRock registered broker-dealers.  

We are seeking a lawyer with the breadth of knowledge and experience to serve as a lawyer on the team covering various asset classes.  Candidates should have a basic understanding of the ’33 Act, ’34 Act, ’40 Act, CEA, bankruptcy/insolvency regimes, and the UCC as applied to the investment and trading activity covered by the team.  Ability to independently negotiate industry standard trading documentation such as the MRA, MSLA, MSFTA, ISDA and other agreements as well as the basic knowledge and skill to understand and analyze the underlying regulatory issues are required.  Structured finance experience while not required is a plus.    

The role will also require the candidate to follow applicable regulatory developments affecting investment and trading and assist with the implementation of new rules and regulations from time to time. 

Candidates should be able to work effectively within a team environment, but also be self-directed and able to work autonomously.  

Key Job Responsibilities:

This position is part of the U.S. legal team responsible for coverage of BlackRock’s trading activity, and will assist with tasks such as:

Supporting investment teams and traders in analyzing new trading and investment opportunities, including analyzing the risks associated with new trading platforms, including platforms using blockchain technology to transfer tokens or digital assets;  
Supporting the TRIM business and the affiliate broker-dealer activities;
Supporting the trading and investment activities of BlackRock funds and accounts including securities lending, repo, derivatives ;
Assisting with implementation of applicable rules and regulation; and
Special projects as required.


5 + years of experience as an attorney with a law firm or in-house at a financial services company
Experience with and knowledge of the U.S. securities laws, laws applicable to derivatives, the UCC, regulation regarding broker-dealers and other financial intermediaries 
Experience with structured finance transactions
Experience with industry standard trading agreements such as the MRA, MSLA, ISDA, MSFTA and other master trading documentation and the related opinions; and
Solutions oriented, strategic thinker, ability to understand the business needs and partner with the business and control functions.

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 pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

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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