Counsel, Data Management & Advisory Group

Job Description

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, and it 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 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 works with the various businesses on a wide range of client matters, has overall responsibility for government affairs, advises on advocacy and policy initiatives to support the company’s domestic and international operations, and supports all bank regulatory and supervisory matters.


Financial Services Attorney with experience using and implementing legal technology to solve complex problems.


BNY Mellon is seeking an experienced attorney to support the firm’s Legal Data Management & Advisory group, while secondarily carrying out various bespoke projects within the Legal Department. The successful candidate will be based in New York and will have the following responsibilities, among others:


  • Maintain and enhance the firm’s artificial intelligent legal agreement repository by advising on legal issues, building artificial intelligence/machine learning rules and providing guidance and quality checks to the firm’s on and off shore document review specialists.


  • Coordinate various departments and stakeholders, including but not limited to legal, operations, compliance and lines of business to execute activities.

  • Create work product and provide advice related to the interpretation of a variety of agreement types, including but not limited to, custody agreements, corporate trust agreements, master netting agreements, loan and credit related documented and collateral agreements.

  • Complete one off projects/tasks supporting the larger department in a timely manner.



JD, Member of the New York State Bar in good standing

Minimum 3 years of legal experience in the financial services industry preferred.

Candidate must have strong analytical skills; be a fast learner; have excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills; be a collaborative and collegial team player; demonstrate an ability to present in a variety of meetings and to senior management; be a self-starter and creative thinker who is able to work independently and take a proactive approach to the job; have strong planning and organizational skills; be able to deliver precise and timely work product; handle multi-tasking; and demonstrate initiative and high work standards at all times.

Candidate should be effective at using all available resources to resolve complex problems/issues.  Candidate should be eager to learn and should not shy away from asking questions or difficult tasks. 

Ideally, the candidate will have experience in the legal department of a large financial services organization and have familiarity with various types of financial services contracts. Experience working on large enterprise and/or regulatory change projects is also preferred.




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: 1916704