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Senior Vice President, Counsel-BNY Corporate Trust and Treasury Services (Payments and Liquidity Services)

Posted Jun 27
Full Time
HybridPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

At BNY, our culture empowers you to grow and succeed. As a leading global financial services company at the center of the world’s financial system we touch nearly 20% of the world’s investible assets. Every day around the globe, our 50,000+ employees bring the power of their perspective to the table to create solutions with our clients that benefit businesses, communities and people everywhere.    

We continue to be a leader in the industry, awarded as a top home for innovators and for creating an inclusive workplace. Through our unique ideas and talents, together we help make money work for the world. This is what #LifeAtBNY is all about.

We are seeking an energetic self-starter for a unique opportunity to assume the role of Counsel on the Investment Services Legal team supporting each of our North American Corporate Trust business and our global Treasury Services business (with primary focus on Payments and Liquidity Services). This role is located in Pittsburgh, PA – working on a hybrid schedule.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways: 

  • Negotiate and draft transactional agreements for BNY Mellon’s US Corporate Trust business– including a broad range of public not-for-profit related agreements, escrow, insurance trust, structured finance and custody agreements
  • Document and negotiate global banking agreement terms with Treasury Services clients, working closely with the contract management team supporting Payments and Liquidity Services
  • Manage escalations from various business stakeholders internally and outside counsel on transactional and documentation issues
  • Advise on all aspects of (i) corporate trust and (ii) payments and liquidity services transactions, products, programs, platforms, processes and related matters
  • Assist on special, regional and global projects as required for the Corporate Trust and Treasury Services (Payments and Liquidity Services) businesses
  • At times interact with senior management and relevant business stakeholders 
  • Partner with control functions serving in an advisory or oversight capacity, such as Risk, Audit and Compliance
  • Manage outside counsel and advise on business, regulatory and legal developments
  • Collaborate with the Treasury Services Trade Finance Legal Team, as needed
  • Negotiate servicing outsourcing contracts

To be successful in this role, we’re seeking the following: 

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and a member of the Pennsylvania or New York Bar.
  • 1-3 years’ experience across a broad range of transactions in finance, debt capital markets and banking (with a preference for corporate trust and/or cash management transactions representing major financial institutions)
  • Ability to handle a diverse and demanding workload 
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical, problem-solving, drafting and communications skills
  • Ability to function independently, but also to function as part of effective teams
  • Public Not-For-Profit experience, cross-border transactional experience and experience with digital assets/payment platforms a plus
  • Some familiarity with (i) Regulations CC, E, and J, (ii) UCC 3, 4 and 4A and NACHA Rules a plus

At BNY, our culture speaks for itself. Here’s a few of our awards: 

  • America’s Most Innovative Companies, Fortune, 2024
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune 2024
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Corporate Equality Index, 100% score, 2023-2024
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability: IN – 100% score, 2023-2024
  • “Most Just Companies”, Just Capital and CNBC, 2024
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Top performing company for Sustainability, 2024
  • Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI), 2023

Our Benefits and Rewards:

BNY offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life’s journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves, including paid volunteer time, that can support you and your family through moments that matter. 


BNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.



BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Our ambition is to build the best global team – one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve – and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.