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Associate Legal Counsel-Employment, Contracts, Financial Services
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Associate Legal Counsel-Employment, Contracts, Financial Services Duties: Developing a comprehensive understanding of the firm's global legal agreements, including employment, membership, intellectual property, licensing, financing, acquisition, and other commercial agreements. Performing due diligence in connection with new trader engagements and trading group acquisitions and business ventures. Assisting in managing and resolving disputes and litigation as needed. Strategically negotiating certain of the firm's commercial agreements in a manner mindful of both business goals and legal implications. Exhibiting sound judgment in assessing the quality, accuracy, and relevance of information. Deriving reasonable conclusions and rendering reliable advice and work product based on relevant information and applicable law, including FINRA, SEC, CFTC, and exchange rules. Employing an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset to identify innovative solutions to novel questions of law or policy and other business challenges. Concisely and effectively communicating with firm personnel at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, traders, and support staff. Appropriately organizing work and setting priorities to timely achieve both short and long-term goals.

The candidate will: JD degree from an accredited and well-respected U.S. law school. Be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state, preferably Illinois or New York. Have 3-5 years of experience practicing as a licensed attorney. Demonstrate a track record of success, including excellent academic credentials, evidence of excellent written communication skills, and illustrative case studies based on personal experience. Have substantial experience in employment law, and general contract drafting and negotiation. Preferably possess experience supporting firms participating in the financial markets, such as proprietary trading firms, broker-dealers, and commodity futures merchants. Be flexible and willing to handle a wide variety of matters to support the firm, even if they are outside your usual comfort zone. Intuitively exhibit impeccable ethical standards.
 
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