Foreign Exchange Attorney - Capital Markets Counsel

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 11-03-2017
Reports to the Managing Counsel of the Commodities, Foreign Exchange & Special Entities Team of the Derivatives & Foreign Exchange Section of the Law Department. Develops strong working relationships with senior management of the foreign exchange business, with an understanding of its needs and strategic direction, and assists in developing the overall legal coverage strategy and philosophy of support and decision-making for this business.
Works closely with senior leaders to evaluate the legal and commercial impact of major decisions where applicable law, regulations, or facts are unclear, controversial or conflicting. Provides regulatory, structuring, documentation and transactional support related to foreign exchange and currency products offered to U.S. and non-U.S. persons and entities, whether such products are exempt or non-exempt under Title VII of Dodd-Frank. Represents us on transactions and advocacy efforts inside and outside the organization. Reads, writes, analyzes and interprets complex documents. Works independently on matters of significance to the FX business and the swap dealer business
Provides support when needed on matters outside areas of primary coverage, including other asset classes. Also supports us as an end user of foreign exchange, currency and other derivative products. Manages outside counsel support and legal expense. Follows Law Department policies and procedures in carrying out support and matter management responsibilities.
Required Qualifications:• 5+ years of legal experience with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency or in-house law department including 3+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities• Active State Bar membership
Desired Qualifications:• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills• Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy • Experience building partnerships and consulting effectively with leadership • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities 
Additional Desired Qualifications: • 2+ years of significant experience in representing clients with respect to foreign exchange and derivatives transactions• Significant knowledge and experience with U.S. and foreign laws, rules and regulations relevant to foreign exchange and derivatives transactions, including banking laws (the Dodd-Frank Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Gramm Leach Bliley Financial Modernization Act, and Sections 23A and B of the Federal Reserve Act) securities, commodities and investment laws (including clearing, margining, disclosure, licensing requirements and conflicts of interests) bankruptcy laws (including netting laws) relevant tax laws ERISA laws relating to secured transactions and creditors’ rights and laws related to corporate compliance and governance matters
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