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Managing Counsel -Technology and Intellectual Property

New York, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description



Description:  A highly experienced attorney who either manages other attorneys or legal personnel or an area of practice within the Department. A Managing Counsel is highly skilled and competent in his or her area of practice, is seen as an expert in that area and has leadership skills. A Managing Counsel has ongoing and in-depth relationships with outside counsel. Background:  The Legal Department’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Group seeks a skilled Technology attorney.  We are responsible for negotiating contracts with suppliers for software licensing, technology and outsourcing services, market data, consulting services, and a range of other products and services.  We also advise senior management on intellectual property and regulatory issues affecting the Company’s technology planning and assist in the management of the Company’s portfolio of intellectual property.  Responsibilities include: ·         Draft and negotiate software licenses, application services, SaaS, Cloud, and consulting services and software development agreements. ·         Draft and negotiate technology, information services and business process outsourcing agreements. ·         Advise business on intellectual property issues.  


Strong background in negotiating software licensing and development contracts, other technology acquisitions, and technology and business outsourcing transactions, including at least 10 years experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.  ·               Experience negotiating privacy and data protection provisions in procurement contracts.         .               Working knowledge US and international regulations and guidelines for outsourcing by financial institutions. ·         Strong analytical, problem solving, and drafting skills. ·         Strong interpersonal and communications skills. ·         Ability to handle a large number of transactions simultaneously. ·         Accustomed to performing under pressure and meeting deadlines. .         Experience negotiating FAR regulated Federal subcontracts desirable. ·         JD from a top tier law school or graduated at top of class from a law school below top tier. ·         Member in good standing of the New York or Pennsylvania bar.  Qualified applicants to our New York City and Pittsburgh offices considered.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients. BNY Mellon's Legal Department, has overall responsibility for government affairs and advises on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.

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

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 53389
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1713703