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Counsel - Securities Finance The candidate will provide legal and regulatory support and advice to the Securities Finance business, and primarily to the cleared repo desk; Advise on various CCP clearing rules and membership matters, and engage with CCPs with respect to new rules and arrangements impacting the business; Negotiate BNY Mellon s standard form clearing client agreements, repo agreements, custody agreements, non-disclosure agreements, etc; Identify and explain relevant legal issues and risks to the Securities Finance business; Work closely with Compliance, Credit and Risk partners and other internal lawyers in providing guidance on issues related to legal and contractual matters, operational risks and regulatory matters; Draft tailored legal documentation and standard form agreements for the Securities Finance business; Review and approve legal opinions (e.g. jurisdictional, enforceability, insolvency-related, netting opinions, etc), marketing and communication materials; Manage outside counsel engaged to assist the business; Monitor and advise on relevant legal and regulatory developments; Participate in industry advocacy as part of relevant industry groups, such as SIFMA and ISDA. Must have 7+ years of securities finance, clearing and/or derivatives law experience. Should have knowledge of the current regulatory issues impacting the securities finance industry, including understanding of Basel III rules, ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol, etc. Familiarity with industry documentation, such as MRAs, MSLAs, ISDAs required. Advanced Legal Degree or local country equivalent degree usually required. Progression to this level usually requires licensure/certification by the local country or jurisdiction. In some jurisdictions, may not require licensure or certification for placement in the role; in others, licensure/certification is required. 3-7 years minimum of total work experience as a qualified attorney is preferred. Prior corporate legal experience within the financial services industry or experience in assigned practice area (e.g., securities, employment, etc.) with an outside law firm is preferred.
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