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Senior Counsel

$150,000- $220,000/ year
Posted Apr 30
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

About us @Symphony 

We’ve spent the last 9 years building the financial markets largest, most trusted communication network. Over 500 market participants across the buy-side, sell-side, securities servicing, and beyond. Over half a million users from trading desks to operations and custody teams interacting securely and in real-time on Symphony.

But that was only chapter one. We’re now using our technology foundation to accelerate far beyond secure collaboration to become the standard connective layer that enables more efficient and automated workflows across the industry to bring the future to financial markets.

The opportunity and our ambition are huge. But we need passionate, dedicated individuals to get there. At Symphony we work hard and fast. Our unique blend of technology and financial services makes it an environment you won't get elsewhere.


Role Description:

Symphony is looking for an experienced attorney to join our legal team. The ideal candidate for Senior Counsel will have a strong -background in one or more of the focus areas identified below, but is also comfortable working on a diverse set of matters to support a wide range of business contracts, collaborate closely with business teams on deal negotiations, and provide key legal guidance at all levels of the organization.



  • Provide counsel on corporate governance matters to senior leadership by interpreting, managing, implementing, drafting, and revising/updating corporate governance documents (i.e., operating agreements, resolutions).
  • Provide counsel on M&A and other corporate transactions, including debt and equity financings. Collaborate with the transactional team on deal structure and LOI terms, planning and assisting in due diligence, drafting and negotiating deal agreements, and actively managing deal process, diligence, integration, and execution.
  • Provide counsel on financial regulatory regimes and their applicability to Symphony’s products. 
  • Draft, review, and negotiate, and interpret a wide range of contracts with customers, vendors, and other third parties, including SaaS agreements, order forms/SOWs, data processing addenda, strategic partnerships, and agreements with consultants, suppliers, and other service providers.  
  • Work closely with Sales to manage requests and inquiries from customers and prospects, including RFPs/RFIs, supplier questionnaires, and requests for order forms, amendments, terminations, and non-renewals. 
  • Become an expert on Symphony’s standard contractual positions, commercial model, and business policies to help structure deals, balance legal risks against business objectives, and provide practical advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Lead or assist the Legal team’s efforts to draft, maintain, and improve contractual templates.
  • Partner with Operations, Finance, Procurement, and other stakeholders to implement and improve scalable contractual processes. 
  • Assist with integrating commercial operations of newly-acquired products and businesses.
  • Provide creative, pragmatic, and effective legal solutions for business stakeholders within tight timelines.
  • Provide general legal support on a variety of matters on an as-needed basis, including employment matters, privacy, product, intellectual property, marketing, and other laws and regulatory areas that impact Symphony. 


Required Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience. A combination of in-house and law firm experience is preferred.  
  • Working understanding of corporate transactions, financial regulatory regimes, data privacy laws, IP, licensing, data security, and commercial law matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, analytical, and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and act as a legal generalist to support day-to-day needs of the business. 
  • Admitted to the New York bar, or qualified to register as in-house counsel in New York.
  • Experience with technology-related contracts (e.g., SaaS) strongly recommended. Fintech background a plus. 
  • Experience supporting a high-volume, international sales organization.
  • Experience working with financial firms and familiarity with financial regulatory regimes.  
  • Prior M&A experience.



  • Salary range $ 150,000 - 220,000 /year
  • Bonus Plan
  • Benefits and Perks vary based on location.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Regional specific competitive benefits
  • Build your own Benefits (BYOB) perk
  • Many other fun and exciting benefits and activities!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 

Symphony reserves the right of ownership for all unsolicited resumes submitted for this requisition and is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Symphony participates in E-Verify.