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Counsel- Third Party Governance- Technology

New York, New York

Job Description

Background:  The Legal Department Technology and Intellectual Property Group seeks an experienced, skilled attorney to support BNY Mellon’s Third Party Governance program.  The preferred candidate will have experience managing major contract review and remediation projects.  You will need a strong facility with SharePoint, Excel and contract databases.  You will work with our partners in Procurement, Risk Management and Information Technology.  You will liaise with business partners and vendor contacts. In addition, you may be required to negotiate contracts with suppliers for software licensing, technology and outsourcing services, market data, consulting services, and a range of other products and services.  Responsibilities include:
  • Provide legal support for Third Party Governance and vendor management efforts, including risk assessment, issue escalation, ongoing monitoring and contract enforcement.
  • Manage contract remediation projects, including threshold review of project objectives, scope of vendors involved, retrieval and review of related contracts, business partner interface, vendor negotiations and internal reporting.
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of technology agreements, including software development, licensing and maintenance agreements, application hosting agreements, outsourcing agreements and hardware leasing and purchase agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate agreements for procurements of other goods and services including consulting services, business process outsourcing, and information services.




  • Strong background in contract review project management.
  • Some experience negotiating software licensing and development contracts, technology and business outsourcing transactions, including at least 3 years’ experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.  Experience in the financial services industry is preferred.
  • Experience with, vendor management and third party governance.
  • Working knowledge of US regulations and guidelines for outsourcing and supplier governance by financial institutions. 
  • Knowledge of US and international privacy laws preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and drafting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Accustomed to performing under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • JD (or local equivalent if outside the US) from a top tier law school or graduated at top of class from a law school below top tier.
  • Member in good standing of PA state bar.


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: 1812472