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Associate Counsel

Posted Mar 23
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York

Virtu is a leading financial firm that leverages cutting edge technology to offer liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to our clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. Our market structure expertise, broad diversification, and execution technology enables us to provide competitive bids and offers in over 19,000 securities, at over 235 venues, in 36 countries worldwide. The Firm’s complementary core offerings—market making, client execution services, and trading venues—give Virtu a competitive advantage in developing and applying innovative tools that deliver efficiencies and performance across the organization. 


As a Legal Counsel, you will join the Firm’s Legal and Compliance team and provide legal advice and assistance to all aspects of Virtu’s business, with emphasis on contract negotiation.  This role can be in person or hybrid but based out of New York, NY or Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the counterparty due diligence function including drafting and managing global counterparty contracts.  In addition, draft and manage other legal documents with a particular emphasis on the Firm’s Brokerage Agreements, Terms of Business, Product Agreements, software licenses and other commercial agreements. 
  • Use your legal knowledge to highlight red flags and find innovative solutions to contract negotiation through extensive coordination with the Firm’s business leaders.
  • Assist the legal function in implementing process optimizations and automation, including contributing to our legal knowledge management program.
  • Support the Firm’s General Counsel and Associate General Counsel in various general corporate and transactional matters, including strategic transactions and managing disputes as needed.


  • J.D. and member of NY or other bar with high test scores and academic marks
  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience at a top law firm or in-house legal experience at a technology, fintech or financial services company
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, coordinate across teams, and drive results
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and possess sound technical skills to pick up various in-house systems
  • Well organized, detail oriented, able to meet deadlines, and comfortable dealing with business side clients
  • Comfort working across time zones, offices and regions

Salary Range: $160,000 - $200,000 (salary range is exclusive of bonuses, benefits or other categories of compensation)

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.