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Assistant General Counsel, Sales and Trading

$220,000- $225,000
Posted May 15
Full Time
New York

Job Title: VP, Assistant General Counsel (Sales and Trading)

Location: New York, NY, Hybrid

Firm Overview:

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., with over 12,000 employees, has been a leading global financial services firm at the forefront of financial and technological innovation since 1945. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, SPAC underwriting, PIPE placements, commercial real estate, and for its global distribution platform. Capitalizing on the firm’s financial acumen and technology prowess, Cantor’s portfolio of businesses also includes Prime Brokerage, Asset Management, and other businesses and ventures. For 79 years, Cantor has consistently fueled the growth of original ideas, pioneered new markets, and provided superior service to clients. Cantor operates trading desks in every major financial center globally, with offices in over 30 locations around the world. As one of the few remaining private partnerships on Wall Street, Cantor has the distinct ability to focus on long-term value creation and solid relationship building. Our structure allows us to respond quickly to client needs, develop solutions that address complex challenges, avoid the limitations of bureaucracy, and attract talented individuals who are driven to succeed.


  • electronic trading agreements, brokerage services agreements, commission sharing agreements, environmental brokerage services agreements, NDAs, and introducing broker agreements.
  • sales and trading legal coverage for BGC, including Fenics, and GFI entities.
  • licensing requirements to approve cross-border transactions.
  • closely with business, compliance, legal risk, and operations to facilitate new business while appropriating and managing risk.
  • guidance on new products and businesses.
  • coverage for negotiating prime brokerage agreements, Master Repurchase Agreements, Master Securities Lending Agreements, and ISDAs.
  • is based in NYC as part of the Sales and Trading Legal team.


  • 5-10 years of legal experience, preferably with in-house legal experience.
  • successful candidate is a detail-oriented, collaborative team player, who thrives in a dynamic, exciting environment, fitting with the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Degree required
  • Required

Hybrid Working - We are currently operating a hybrid model for our shared services employees (including this role). We anticipate continuing these arrangements for the foreseeable future with periodic review. Hybrid for Cantor Fitzgerald & its affiliates across the working week means three days office-based and two days remote.

Salary: $ 220,000 - $ 225,000

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $220,000 to $225,000.The actual base salary will be determined on an individualized basis taking into account a wide range of factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, education, and, where applicable, licenses or certifications held. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, this position may be eligible for additional types of compensation including discretionary bonuses and other short- and long-term incentives (e.g., deferred cash, equity, etc.).