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Legal, Global Banking and Markets FICC Attorney, Vice President, New York

Goldman Sachs
Posted Nov 13
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York


Goldman Sachs FICC Legal is looking for an attorney to provide legal coverage related to the trading and documentation of OTC derivatives, hedging transactions and structured financings, including fund finance.  Additional responsibilities will include analysis of and related advocacy including working with industry groups on global regulatory changes affecting derivatives, capital and financing transactions. The attorney would be part of the global FICC Legal team which is part of the broader Global Banking & Markets Legal team and provides ongoing support on behalf of all of the trading, capital raising and other activities of Goldman Sachs’ Global Banking & Markets franchise.



  • Legal Strategy and Documentation – Develop legal strategy and standards related to the documentation and execution of (i) structured swap transactions, (ii) CDS hedging transactions on loan and other portfolios and (iii) financing transactions, including fund financings backed by capital commitments and other assets
  • Regulatory Analysis and Compliance – Help analyze new and proposed rules and ensure that any derivative trades are in compliance with regulatory and capital rules  
  • Documentation Reviews – ­Assist with developing standard ISDA and other trading documentation language and addressing questions that arise under such documentation 
  • Participation in Industry Groups – Attend industry group meetings and calls and participate in other advocacy efforts as appropriate



  • J.D. from a leading law school and NY bar membership in good standing
  • At least 4 years related legal experience post-JD in a law firm, fund, asset management firm or investment bank
  • Strong substantive knowledge of and significant experience in derivatives, financing and regulatory matters
  • High level of initiative, integrity, organizational and commercial instincts
  • Ability to identify issues, articulate legal arguments and present to senior stakeholders
  • Diligent, hard-working and poised under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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Salary Range

The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $170000-$270000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.



Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here.