Assistant General Counsel
Bessemer Trust Company - New York, NY

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Job Summary

Reporting to the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel’s responsibilities will include advising on contractual, general corporate, corporate governance, and bank regulatory matters for a privately-held wealth management firm that includes a bank holding company, state and national banks and trust companies, an SEC registered investment advisor, and an SEC registered broker-dealer. The Assistant General Counsel will also execute corporate generalist assignments as a part of a six-lawyer and two paralegal General Counsel’s office.

Job Responsibilities
  • Draft, review, and negotiate client, subscription, and commercial agreements
  • Review corporate communications
  • Identify and analyze general corporate and corporate governance issues and draft related documents
  • Oversee regulatory filings
  • Working with outside counsel:
  • Interpret current and proposed state and federal banking laws and regulations
  • Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with banking laws
  • Research and draft legislative proposals or comment letters
  • Serve on internal working groups and committees

  • Member in good standing of the New York bar
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in a law firm or in-house at a financial services firm providing advice on bank regulatory or corporate generalist matters
  • General corporate experience
  • Meaningful experience providing regulatory advice to state and federal banks would be a plus
  • Meaningful experience providing corporate governance advice to financial services firms would be a plus

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