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Vice President, Legal Counsel - SMA and Model Portfolios

Company: BlackRock
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description About this role Seeking an attorney who will support BlackRock's US retail separately managed account (SMA) and model portfolios businesses, providing advice and consultation on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance issues relating to BlackRock's asset management business. The attorney will handle business relationships within BlackRock's US Wealth Advisory channel and model portfolio businesses, and communicate regularly with management regarding legal, compliance and business issues/risks. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, guidelines and other agreements with clients, financial intermediaries and investment advisory firms, advising the business on relevant regulatory developments, assisting on new product development initiatives and drafting and providing legal guidance with respect to Form ADV disclosure and delivery requirements. Requirements

  • Requires a J.D. with outstanding academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school and four to seven years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services organization.
  • Expertise in the Advisers Act is required, and familiarity with other U.S. federal securities laws, such the Investment Company Act of 1940, and related regulatory areas such as FINRA and ERISA is strongly advantageous but not required.
  • The candidate should have exceptional analytical, written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, effective contract negotiation skills and drafting experience, and must be able to work effectively both independently and as a member of the team, in a demanding, fast-paced, global environment prioritizing multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining high standards and attention to detail.
  • The candidate must have the ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law. 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. Our hybrid work pilot BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments. About BlackRock At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress. This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit 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.

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