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Senior Counsel-securities
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Senior Counsel-Securities The candidate will provide legal advice and counsel to support the institutional broker-dealer businesses of Huntington Capital Markets in connection with the implementation of their business strategies. Interpret laws, regulations, and other regulatory guidance and advise on applicability to the firm Capital Markets of various provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the regulations thereunder, rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and state securities laws and regulations. Monitor and interpret pertinent federal and state legal and regulatory developments and communicate any changes to the firm Capital Markets teams. Partner with the firm Capital Markets, technology, operations, marketing, communications, compliance, and risk to develop and launch new products/services to meet our customers and clients evolving needs. Assist in the development or updates of procedures to account for new products or services or regulatory developments. Draft, review, and revise customer agreements and disclosures. Document and negotiate agreements with vendors and commercial partners. Support and guide the firm Capital Markets to appropriately identify, analyze, mitigate, and manage legal, operational, compliance, reputation, and other risks by applicable laws, regulations, guidance, policies, and procedures. Provide legal support for regulatory examinations or other reviews of the firm's institutional broker-dealers. Provide prompt and responsive counsel, while handling multiple assignments in a deadline-intensive environment. Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctorate. A licensed attorney who is eligible to be licensed as corporate counsel or admitted to the Illinois Bar. Extensive working knowledge of federal and state securities laws and regulations and self-regulatory organization rules applicable to institutional broker-dealers. Should have 5 + years of practicing law in an in-house legal department of a financial institution, a regulatory agency or self-regulatory organization, or a law firm focused on financial services and products. The ability to handle complex legal issues and tasks with limited supervision but seek management input on unusual situations, highly complex issues, and matters that may pose significant legal, financial, and/or reputational risk to the firm. Demonstrated leadership skills and a strategic mindset. Effective advocacy, negotiation, legal research, and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills, collegial attitude, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to quickly apply abstract concepts of law and make quick, innovative decisions to resolve issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives in a practical, understandable way that balances legal risk and business objectives. Ability to effectively advise executive and senior management regarding complex legal matters and challenging situations. Ability to think independently, being mindful of maintaining an appropriate balance between management and mitigation of legal risks and business efficacy, exercising good business acumen, being solution-oriented, and problem-solving creatively. Ability to take a risk-based approach to prioritize workload and adapt work style to meet complex and varied workloads and the need for a timely decision given business pressures. Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional, and collaborative relationships with colleagues in the Legal Department and risk partners, including Compliance, Risk, and Audit, to effectively manage risk across the enterprise. Highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated growth mindset and passion for learning. Rigorous attention to detail with the ability to think creatively about unique issues.

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