ERISA Attorney Job Listing at BlackRock in New York, NY
Title: ERISA Attorney
Location: New York, NY
BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. With approximately $3.5 trillion under management, BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares(R) (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions(R). Headquartered in New York City, the firm has over [10,000] employees in 24 countries. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com .
The Legal and Compliance team oversees BlackRock's compliance with applicable laws and rules, and is responsible for, among other things, overseeing all regulatory matters - employees must direct all communications regarding such matters to a Department member; coordinating all litigation and legal proceedings; negotiating contracts (except certain BlackRock Solutions contracts); providing ongoing legal advice to business regarding new and existing products and strategies; establishing legal and compliance policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements and testing the operative effectiveness of those policies and procedures and conducting training.
Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: We are in the market for an ERISA Attorney who will be responsible for providing legal advice and consultation, focusing on a broad range of fiduciary issues under Title I of ERISA relating to BlackRock’s investment products and strategies. The Attorney will also assist in coordinating projects and managing business relationships.
Requires a J.D. with superior academic credentials from a nationally-recognized law school and five to seven years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial organization. Experience with application of Title I of ERISA to complex financial products is required. Experience with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Dodd-Frank Act and federal securities’ laws is helpful, but not required.
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple time sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced and fluid environment. The candidate must have the ability to coordinate complex projects involving different business groups and to assist the business in implementing solutions across the broad range of BlackRock products and services. Having a business and solution-oriented approach to interacting and working with clients is critical for this role.
Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication and relationship-building skills required, as is a proven track record working as a member of a team. The candidate must have a strong ability to solve problems in a practical manner and to communicate complex concepts in an understandable way.
Experience in drafting and negotiating investment management agreements with pension plans and trading documentation with counterparties (derivatives, repurchase agreements) and as well as required disclosure documents is a plus.
The candidate should also be capable of overseeing work done by external counsel.
BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.
Job: Legal/ComplianceOrganization: L%26C-Americas Funds
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