As a member of Northern Trust’s Legal Department, this attorney will be responsible for providing high quality legal advice and counsel to our rapidly growing Capital Markets business in a manner consistent with our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. This attorney will work closely with the Assistant General Counsel, while also working collaboratively with colleagues in Swaps & Derivatives, Treasury Management, Capital Markets, and Credit teams globally. Major Duties • Manage and maintain the periodic collateral enforceability and netting review process for the Bank’s securities financing and derivatives transactions • Obtain, review and analyze netting and collateral enforceability legal opinions available through industry associations or bespoke opinions from local counsel associated with repo, stock lending and derivatives documentation • Draft, review and negotiate various legal agreements supporting new and existing lines of business across Capital Markets such as master repurchase agreements, master securities loan agreements and ISDA master agreements (including schedules and credit support annexes) • Support and maintain document management and digitalization program, including regular updates to standard forms and templates of master repurchase agreements, master securities loan agreements and ISDA master agreements (including schedules and credit support annexes) • Advising internal stakeholders on applicable existing and upcoming regulations impacting the business globally
Qualifications: • Minimum 5 years experience at a nationally recognized law firm and advising clients in the financial services industry • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice or willing to secure bar admission in Illinois
Knowledge/Skills: • Drafting and negotiating master netting agreements such as master repurchase agreements, master securities loan agreements and ISDA master agreements (including schedules and credit support annexes) • Familiarity with industry standard utilities and tools such as AOSphere’s NetAnalytics, SLAnalytics, and CSAnalytics • Knowledge of and familiarity with applicable banking, corporate, and securities laws and regulations, including one or more of the US Bank Holding Company Act, Dodd Frank Act (Title VII and/or the Volcker Rule), Basel III Capital Rules and ERISA • Experience independently managing or leading deal teams or program implementation • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate across inter-disciplinary teams to meet client needs • Exceptional writing and research skills, reflecting self-motivation, attention to detail and effective issue spotting
Additional Salary Information: This role has an incentive target tied to it based on both individual and company performance
Internal Number: 87597
About Northern Trust
About Northern Trust:
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.
Working with Us:
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:
•Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
•Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine
We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.