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Assistant General Counsel, Fixed Income Capital Markets

Raymond James
$170,000- $200,000/ year
Posted May 04
Full Time
On Site
St. Petersburg, Florida
Job Summary
This position provides comprehensive legal support for the Fixed Income Capital Markets division of Raymond James (FICM).  Legal matters are primarily transactional, in support of the institutional FICM sales and trading desks and underwriting and investment banking, but also includes support on litigation or regulatory matters.  Transactional matters include drafting, reviewing, and advising on a variety of agreements ranging from NDAs and engagement letters to more complex securities transaction-related documents, including MSFTAs, MSDAs, or securitization documents. May lead major projects, programs or processes with significant business impact involving cross-functional teams. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs and operates with a high level of autonomy.  Extensive contact with internal customers, senior management and outside counsel is required to identify, research, analyze and resolves complex legal issues.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•  Provides advice, counsel, and recommendations regarding FICM matters.

•  Partners with business and control functions including legal, compliance, supervision, risk, and audit to manage the FICM legal matters (transactional, litigation, regulatory) and consider actions to enhance policies, procedures, and controls.

•  Drafts, reviews, and advises on a variety of agreements ranging from NDAs and vendor agreements to complex securities transaction-related documents.

•  Oversees and manages outside counsel in activities associated with FICM matters.

•  Coaches and mentors others, including providing guidance and direction to paralegal staff and developing a regular program of continuing education and career development opportunities.

•  Interprets, applies and recommends changes to organizational policies and procedures.

•  Balances conflicting resource and priority demands.

•  Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations to management and senior management on legal issues.

•  Maintains currency in laws and regulations related to FICM and advises the organization with respect to current or proposed rules and regulations.

•  Participates or leads in projects to find solutions, implement processes, and comply with regulatory requirements applicable to FICM and the organization.

•  Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of

• Advanced concepts, principles and practices of corporate, securities and regulatory law affecting financial institutions including regulations affecting broker-dealers.

•  Advanced investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the securities industry.

•  Advanced principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations.

•  Advanced financial markets and products.

Skill in

• Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements and transaction-related documents.

• Managing a heavy volume in a rapidly evolving regulatory and business environment.

• Balancing conflicting resource and priority demands.  

• Reviewing potential legal issues related to FICM and providing recommendations for resolution.

• Preparing and delivering written and oral presentations.

• Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications.

Ability to

•  Provide legal advice, counsel and recommendations in transactional and regulatory matters.

•  Assess and recommend potential changes to organizational policies and procedures.

•  Partner effectively with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.

•  Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and problems are addressed.

•  Gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments.

•  Read, interpret, analyze and apply complex legal information.

•  Prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamically changing environment

•  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

•  Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

•  Handle stressful situations and maintain a collegial and respectful environment.

•  Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization, including negotiating resources.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements
Education/Previous Experience

•    Juris Doctorate with excellent academic credentials and minimum eight (8+) years of specific experience in the relevant practice area(s) (law firm, regulator or self-regulatory organization, and/or in-house in a related area involving financial services industry preferred).
•    OR ~
•    Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.

•    Member in good standing in at least one state bar; and
•    Ability to obtain Florida Authorized House Counsel, if not a member of the Florida bar.


Raymond James Guiding Behaviors 

At Raymond James our associates use five guiding behaviors (Develop, Collaborate, Decide, Deliver, Improve) to deliver on the firm's core values of client-first, integrity, independence and a conservative, long-term view. 
We expect our associates at all levels to:
•  Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same
•  Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes
•  Make prompt, pragmatic choices and act with the client in mind
•  Take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter
•  Contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm

 At Raymond James – as part of our people-first culture, we honor, value, and respect the uniqueness, experiences, and backgrounds of all of our Associates.  When associates bring their best authentic selves, our organization, clients, and communities thrive. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. 



Primary Location

 US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg

Other Locations

 United States






 Day Job


Yes, 25 % of the Time

Salary Range: CO, CA, DC, HI, IL, NJ, NY, WA (based on Education, Work Experience, and Geographic Location) 170,000 - 200,000