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Vice President & Counsel - Cybersecurity & Technology

New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

This attorney will be part of the IP/IT/Social Media team within BNY Mellon’s Legal Department, focusing on cybersecurity and technology matters.  Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate with legal, regulatory and technology risk management colleagues in various jurisdictions on developments in cybersecurity and information security law and regulatory guidance.
  • Participate in trade associations’ activities relating to cybersecurity, including participation in legislative comment periods, coordinating internally on a firm-wide responses and drafting succinct updates to senior stakeholders.
  • Provide legal advice to information security team and other stakeholders on various initiatives, many of which may involve global privacy and bank secrecy considerations.
  • Support incident response processes and advise on internal and external communications.
  • Transactional work such as drafting and negotiating technology contracts and vendor agreements, and acting as SME for information security provisions in vendor and client facing agreements.
  • Create client and legal department training materials, eg on CISA, incident response, copyright, etc.
  • Perform legal research and coordinate with outside counsel on legal advice, follow up questions, etc.


  • Attorney with strong working knowledge of intellectual property, technology and cybersecurity law, ideally in financial services or another critical infrastructure sector.
  • Information technology background (eg computer science) highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of global privacy and bank secrecy law preferred. 
  • Experience with supporting global projects desirable. 
  • Must be articulate, organized, able to work in a collaborative manner and comfortable managing multiple matters at the same time involving different legal issues.  Appetite for learning is also critical.
  • 5+ years’ experience preferred.

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: 85115
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1800672