Vice President and Senior Counsel

State StreetJacksonville, FloridaFull TimeRemote

Who We Are Looking For

The candidate will provide legal advice and counsel to the asset servicing, capital markets and investment management businesses of State Street, including custody, administration, foreign exchange sales and trading, currency management, securities lending, agency brokerage, transition management, electronic trading platforms and investment management, in each case particularly as it relates to their offering, operation and anticipated growth in Latin America.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best.

Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What You Will Be Responsible For

As VP Senior Counsel, you will be responsible for:
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex agreements, disclosures and client communications, which may involve coordinating with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing legal and regulatory advice to business and legal colleagues to support strategic changes to State Street’s business model, including new products, services, partnerships and offices
  • Advising the business team on the legal implications of regulations applicable to the bank’s over-the-counter trading businesses, including Dodd Frank, the Volcker Act, and relevant Latin American regulations, particularly in the jurisdictions of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru
  • Collaborating with business, compliance, risk and legal partners to find solutions to challenging regulatory, contractual and operational issues
  • Instructing and managing external counsel
What We Value

These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Practice background in institutional financial services for corporate and public pensions, central banks, other sovereign clients and collective investment schemes (banking, custody, accounting, foreign exchange, securities lending and ancillary financial asset services).
  • Experience with software licensing and SaaS-based solutions
  • Strong knowledge of relevant capital markets regulations in both the United States and Latin America, such as those applying to over-the-counter derivatives, securities, brokerage and lending, as well as fiduciary issues, Basel netting and other bank regulatory requirements
Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice in Florida, New York or Massachusetts
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese in addition to English highly preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates willing to report part-time to our Boston office (at least 2-3 days per week), though other full-time remote locations in the U.S. may be considered.
Additional Requirements
  • Although the position is based in Miami, FL, the initial 4-8 weeks will be spent training with lawyers located in Boston
  • Travel to Boston and for client meetings in Latin America
About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Job ID: R-682409-1

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