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Associate General Counsel III, Emerging Technologies Counsel

Edward Jones
$163,886- $279,048/ year
Posted May 04
Full Time

Want a meaningful career where you can make a difference? Edward Jones sounds perfect for you.

Collaboration. Autonomy. Opportunity. Words our headquarters associates use when talking about working at Edward Jones. Words that describe what it's like being part of a firm where everyone is aligned toward a singular focus: serving the client. And everyone is working to make the firm better together - as they grow as individuals. If these words resonate with you, we should talk.

Job Overview

Position Schedule: Full-Time

Opportunity Overview

Our Legal Division is expanding to enhance solutions for millions of clients and their families. We are looking for an attorney experienced in emerging technologies to partner with business leaders enterprise-wide to provide legal support and consultation that creates conditions for responsible adoption of digital innovations.

Our Firm celebrated its 100th year in 2022 and we want to keep evolving our ways of success. The ideal candidate will have technology and innovation law expertise at the enterprise level with a passion for building relationships - this team is creating a new presence here. This person needs to be a strong communicator and have experience advising on and creating foundations to enable adoption of new technologies. The position requires strong collaboration, an aptitude for continual learning, demonstration of intellectual curiosity by asking questions and connecting work across multiple initiatives, ability to identify and mitigate risks in new and evolving areas of technology and law, and an ability to influence firm-wide.

The work is dynamic and requires the ability to look beyond the specific legal questions to understand the goals of the firm and aid in getting to the best solution. This role will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of a culture that inspires and supports the individual and allows them to be part of a team focused on delivering solutions.

What will set you apart? The ideal candidate will have experience partnering organization-wide to responsibly adopt emerging technologies and digital approaches that fundamentally change the way it operates. In addition, experience working with external partners and vendors is helpful. Strong relationship skills is a must.

Key Responsibilities


  • Enable the firm to explore innovative ways to serve clients by providing legal and strategic advice on advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence
  • Serve as the trusted legal and strategy advisor to enterprise efforts to responsibly adopt emerging technologies by providing thought leadership on the legal implications of digital solutions
  • Provide practical advice on deployment of advanced technologies, including how to implement safeguards, train associates on risks, and align with evolving laws and regulations
  • Stay abreast of changes in the legal technology industry, including by building and/or maintaining an active presence and consult business colleagues on those changes and how they impact the firm's approach to technology


At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

Hiring Minimum: $163886

Hiring Maximum: $279048



  • Requires Juris Doctorate and license to practice in Missouri or an equivalent state
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years of progressive responsibility as an attorney in private practice, in the public sector, or in an in-house counsel capacity
  • At least three years' experience serving as legal and strategy advisor for emerging technology initiatives
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to delegate and mentor, and desire to work collaboratively with others
  • Possess exceptional legal knowledge, judgment, work ethic and integrity
  • Deep knowledge of how organizations effectively and responsibly adopt advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and quantum computing
  • Expert in emerging technologies and their legal implications
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex matters
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to influence decisions at senior executive level of organizations
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder

Awards & Accolades

At Edward Jones, we are building a place where everyone feels like they belong. We're proud of our associates' contributions to the firm and the recognitions we have received.

Check out our U.S. awards and accolades: Insights & Information Blog Postings about Edward Jones

Check out our Canadian awards and accolades: Insights & Information Blog Postings about Edward Jones

About Us

Join a financial services firm where your contributions are valued. Edward Jones is a Fortune 500¹ company where people come first. With over 8 million clients and 19,000 financial advisors across the U.S. and Canada, we're proud to be privately-owned, placing the focus on our clients rather than shareholder returns.

Behind everything we do is our purpose: We partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society. We are an innovative, flexible, and inclusive organization that attracts, develops, and inspires performance excellence and a sense of belonging.

People are at the center of our partnership. Edward Jones associates are seen, heard, respected, and supported. This is what we believe makes us the best place to start or build your career.

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1Fortune 500, published June 2023, data as of December 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.