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VP Legal - Credit Transactions Attorney

Company: Blackrock, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. DescriptionAbout this roleWe know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $8 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.BlackRock's Legal and Compliance team works to develop investment management products and business solutions that align with the numerous legal and regulatory requirements to which BlackRock is subject and to deploy capital managed on behalf of clients. Legal and Compliance is responsible for, among other things, overseeing regulatory matters; coordinating litigation and legal proceedings; negotiating and structuring contracts and other complex transactions; providing ongoing legal advice across investment platforms regarding new and existing products, strategies and investments; establishing policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements and testing the effectiveness of those policies and procedures and conducting training.Legal & Compliance Credit Transactions Group AttorneyWe are searching for an experienced credit transactional attorney that will provide legal coverage of transactions and investments across the BlackRock credit platform, with a focus on supporting US investment professionals. This role will have key responsibility for supporting activities relating to all credit investment mandates including structuring, negotiating and advising on direct lending/loan origination, special situations and opportunistic lending, in both private and public debt transactions and restructurings. The ideal candidate must have the ability to coordinate complex projects and transactions involving different business groups and multiple products.Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as transaction counsel on US Credit investments, lead transaction execution, review and negotiate full range of investment documentation
  • Review, drafting loan and security documentation (including intercreditor documentation), bond documentation, private placement agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements, subscription agreements, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, term sheets and other similar transactional documentation
  • Support US credit investment mandates such as BlackRock US Private Capital and Global Credit Opportunities as credit counsel on direct lending and opportunistic credit investments as well as portfolio management activity
  • Lead outside counsel review of all investment documentation and oversee outside counsel with respect to investments generally
  • Coordinate and work with business teams, product attorneys, compliance, tax, and operations teams regarding various credit, direct lending and special situations transactions
  • Provide advice and support to partners to develop, establish and improve internal processes relating to investments
  • Coordinate with compliance teams with respect to information barriers, restricted list reviews, inside information, thresholds and regulatory coverage areas
  • Analyze and lead a variety of regulatory issues affecting the BlackRock investment platform, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Investment Company Act of 1940, Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, Dodd Frank Act, etc
  • Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervisionRequirements
    • A J.D. with outstanding academic credentials from a nationally-recognized law school and five to eight years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or the legal department of an asset manager, investment bank or other leading organization
    • Significant experience in lending and finance transactions, specifically direct lending and opportunistic credit, and restructuring matters (both in and out of court)
    • Strong technical legal and commercial skills
    • Experience advising fund managers and non-bank institutions as lenders or investors is a plus
    • Ability to coordinate and effectively manage outside counsel and internal partners
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others and handle multiple time critical matters in a demanding, fast-paced environment
    • Motivated teammate that can work independently and potential to lead as necessary
    • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication skills - to resolve sophisticated issues in a practical manner on a compressed timeline and to communicate sophisticated concepts in an understandable way
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - presents ideas in a clear and constructive manner Our benefits To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about. About BlackRockBlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being.--As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit - Twitter: @blackrock - LinkedIn: BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law. Director, Legal and Compliance - Hong Kong "The training that BlackRock provides is top-notch. They offer opportunities to learn new skill sets as well as explore positions on other teams." As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients. How we typically hire experienced professionals BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement , and the pay transparency policy . BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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