Legal Counsel

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Summary

Our client seeks a Legal Counsel (2-4 years experience) to provide legal support across various departments including Procurement, Technology, Human Resources, Compliance, Finance and Trading. This position will offer general legal advice on a variety of matters, with its primary focus on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial arrangements.

Client Details

Our client is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide.

Description

Legal Counsel

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft, negotiate, and review commercial contracts, including technology agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and other business and legal arrangements.
  • Advise stakeholders of potential risks in contractual areas and propose risk mitigation strategies; provide creative and legally sound solutions for resolution of disputes with commercial business partners.
  • Assist in responding to regulatory inquiries; serve as a support point for the Compliance Department, assist with investigations and in drafting inquiry responses.
  • Research and author legal memorandum regarding various emerging issues including technology, IP, and employment law.
  • Review existing policies and procedures, identify areas for continuous improvement; formulate and draft policies and procedures, as required.
  • Maintain and update relevant corporate and LLC records, as needed or directed. Provide advice regarding corporate governance issues.

Profile

Requirements include:

  • Candidate must have a JD, top academic credentials, and be a member in good standing of the Illinois bar.
  • Law firm experience with clients in the financial services or technology sectors is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work independently under tight deadlines, and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice, which demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation.
  • Strong research and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a non-legal audience, are required.

Job Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus
  • Benefits
  • Room for growth


Job Requirements:
JD, IL State Bar, 2-6 years of total experience negotiating technology and tech procurement agreements, etc.
Company
Michael Page
Posted
09/15/2021
Type
Full time
Location
Chicago, IL 60290, US