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Counsel II - Legal Entity Governance, Strategic Transactions and Regulatory Reporting The candidate will be responsible for providing substantive legal support and advice in connection with legal entity governance matters for firmâ€™s subsidiaries and controlled legal entities; Federal Reserve Board organizational structure reporting on FR Y-10 and FR Y-6; and mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic investments and transactions. Advising on domestic and non-U.S. subsidiary board and legal entity governance matters and providing substantive oversight to paralegals on such matters Providing legal support to firmâ€™s enterprise Legal Entity Office and its related processes, governance committees and stakeholders. Overseeing all Federal Reserve structure reporting for firm, including maintenance of internal control framework and management of paralegals supporting such reporting function. Liaising with various internal (i.e. line of business, control functions, compliance, audit) and external constituencies (i.e. regulators, consultants and external auditors) on legal entity governance. Structuring and assisting with the execution of enterprise-wide initiatives including resolution planning, recovery planning, legal entity rationalization and simplification, internal reorganization and general corporate work. Supporting transaction deal teams and advising senior management on all legal aspects of transactions and investments involving firm and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including structuring, negotiating and drafting transaction agreements, conducting due diligence and actively managing outside counsel and internal processes from planning through post-closing stages.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney. Should have active State Bar membership. Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries is preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills is desired. Regulatory reporting experience is helpful. 2+ years practicing at a large law firm with a significant corporate/M&A transactional practice (or equivalent in-house experience in the financial services industry or at a large corporation) is a plus. 2+ years of merger, acquisition and investment transactional experience including structuring transactions and drafting and negotiating relevant agreements is preferred. Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams of attorneys, advisors, compliance, audit and line of business professionals is desired. Understanding of equity investment documents and transactions is an asset. Experience with entity management systems(e.g., Global Entity Management System (GEMS)), document management, and digital repository, as well as legal entity screening and process workflow tools. Deadline: 02/18/2018
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