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Vice President, Legal Counsel

Posted Jun 07
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia



About this role

Seeking an attorney who will support BlackRock’s US retail separately managed account (SMA), sub-advisory, and options overlay businesses, providing advice and consultation on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance issues relating to BlackRock’s asset management business. The attorney will handle business relationships within BlackRock’s US Wealth Advisory channel and communicate regularly with management regarding legal, compliance and business issues/risks. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, guidelines and other agreements with clients, financial intermediaries and investment advisory firms, advising the business on relevant regulatory developments, assisting on new product development initiatives and drafting and providing legal guidance with respect to Form ADV disclosure and delivery requirements.


  • Requires a J.D. with outstanding academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school and three to six years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services organization.
  • Expertise in the Advisers Act is required, and familiarity with other U.S. federal securities laws, such as CFTC regulations, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and related regulatory areas such as FINRA and ERISA is strongly advantageous but not required.
  • The candidate should have exceptional analytical, written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, effective contract negotiation skills and drafting experience, and must be able to work effectively both independently and as a member of the team, in a demanding, fast-paced, global environment prioritizing multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining high standards and attention to detail.
  • The candidate must have the ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law.

Our Benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.