As Senior Legal Counsel, you will support Fidelity Asset Management in connection with legal and regulatory issues associated with overall operation of its retail fund products, including developing and launching new funds, managing mutual fund disclosure issues, and fund strategy changes. You will also provide legal support to the development and launch of new registered Fidelity funds, including domestic and international equity funds, funds of funds, asset allocation funds, bond funds, money market funds, sustainable funds, exchange traded funds, and multi-manager funds.

In addition to your retail product support responsibilities, you will also assist other attorneys in providing advice on the application of federal securities laws and regulations to the investment activities of the Fidelity mutual funds as well as Fidelity Management & Research Company and its affiliated investment advisers. In that capacity, you will work closely with Asset Management Compliance and Risk personnel in support of Fidelity's Equity, Fixed Income, High Income and Global Asset Allocation investment teams and the funds' Chief Compliance Officers.

The Expertise We're Looking For
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant law firm, industry or regulatory experience as a practicing attorney
  • Significant experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 required
  • Working knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 preferred
  • Strong academic background required

The Skills You Bring
  • Your excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Your natural collaborative approach in devising pragmatic and creative solutions across a variety of issues in a dynamic environment!
  • Your agility and resilience characterized by the ability to remain calm under pressure with a “can-do” attitude
  • Your ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Your strong sense of ownership of one's responsibilities
  • Your dedication to excellence

The Value You Will Deliver
  • Be a key member of the Asset Management Legal Department's Retail Product Group primarily located in Boston, helping the team craft creative solutions for issues impacting our extensive line-up of funds.
  • Advise on all aspects of registered investment company development, including disclosure, pricing, share class structures, investment strategies and distribution issues.
  • Review fund registration statements, proxy statements and other regulatory filings, advise on affiliated and unaffiliated fund mergers and review all related regulatory filings.
  • Advise on regulatory compliance matters under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act, including concentration and diversification issues, and affiliated transactions, as well as certain matters affecting Fidelity's registered investment advisers.
  • Support the CCO Office in the operation of the funds' compliance program under Rule 38a-1, including advising on the funds' library of compliance policies and procedures and assisting in the review and preparation of related board materials.
  • Prepare and review materials for Fidelity fund board meetings, including memoranda to approve new funds and share classes, management and sub-advisory contracts, fund mergers, Rule 12b-1 plans, Rule 18f-3 plans and contracts with fund service providers.
  • Provide general business counsel and corporate governance and securities advice.