BNY Mellon Careers

Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Legal for Issuer Services and Treasury Services

New York, New York

Job Description

Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Legal for Issuer Services and Treasury Services

Experienced, senior attorney and practice group leader to lead the legal coverage of BNY Mellon’s global businesses in Issuer Services (comprising Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts) and Treasury Services. This senior attorney will manage teams of attorneys who provide transactional legal coverage of these businesses in the U.S. and abroad and advise the businesses on legal and regulatory developments impacting them and their clients.

The position reports to BNY Mellon’s Deputy General Counsel for Investment Services and Markets and is based in our New York office.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead teams of attorneys who provide transactional legal coverage of client-facing matters in, and advise on legal and regulatory developments affecting, BNY Mellon’s corporate trust, depositary receipts and treasury services businesses in the US and non-US jurisdictions

  • Directly advise senior business executives on critical client matters, risk issues and legal and regulatory questions

  • Participate in relevant risk, business acceptance and similar committees and executive councils

  • Provide leadership on important cross-business projects, internal policy development, regulatory responses and similar efforts

  • Work closely with Compliance, Credit and Risk partners to advance enterprise-wide objectives and develop solutions to issues

  • Participate in industry advocacy as part of relevant industry groups

  • Support the Deputy General Counsel and other senior leaders in the Legal Department in implementing departmental programs and projects


Desired Attributes and Experience:

  • Law degree (J.D.) and licensed to practice law in New York

  • 12-15 years minimum of total experience as a qualified attorney within the financial services industry, with at least 3-5 years of management experience

  • Experience as a senior in-house attorney at a major financial institution as well as at a law firm, with expertise in providing legal counsel to corporate trustees, depositary receipts service providers, treasury services businesses and/or similar businesses such as custody and clearing

  • Proven ability to develop and lead teams effectively, attract diverse talent and mentor and motivate individuals

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior executives, managers and subject matter experts

  • Strong product and market knowledge in relevant business areas, and a deep understanding of relevant legal and regulatory regimes

  • Experience interacting with and managing matters before regulators and other government agencies

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: 85118
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1909501