Description:

About this role:
We are searching for an attorney to support BlackRock's asset management business, providing advice and consultation on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance issues relating to BlackRock's model portfolio business. This role offers the opportunity to work in a rapidly growing model portfolio business that is a strategic priority for the firm.

The attorney will partner with key stakeholders to help grow BlackRock's model portfolio business and advise on various service and product initiatives, including related technological developments. The attorney will communicate regularly with portfolio management, sales and distribution teams, tech, legal and compliance and operational groups to support service and product innovation and distribution and provide advice regarding legal, compliance and business issues/risks. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating model delivery agreements, investment management agreements, and other agreements with clients, financial intermediaries, investment advisory firms, and tech platforms, advising the business on relevant regulatory developments, assisting on new product and tech development initiatives and drafting and providing legal guidance with respect to Form ADV disclosure and delivery requirements.

You should demonstrate initiative and accountability, possess excellent analytical, communications and negotiation skills, have the ability to work with and across different business functions, and be able to work creatively in a fast-paced environment. You may also be responsible for outside counsel engagement.

This position will be located in Atlanta.

To ensure success you will possess the following:
  • J.D. with at least five years' experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services firm.
  • Experience with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is required. Experience with FINRA strongly recommended. Familiarity with other U.S. federal securities laws, such the Investment Company Act of 1940, and related regulatory areas such as ERISA is beneficial but not required.
  • 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