Legal Assistant
Tower Research Capital - New York, NY

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Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a bright, motivated, and highly organized Legal Assistant to join Tower’s Legal team. The Legal Assistant will work closely with and support other members of the Legal team.

  • Reviewing and negotiating the firm’s contracts (which include derivatives and other transactional agreements, marketplace membership and market making agreements, prime brokerage and clearance/custody agreements, market data agreements, and technology agreements), taking into account Tower’s global operations
  • Designing and implementing a global contract intake and handling protocol
  • Standardizing and documenting negotiation points for each type of agreement by jurisdiction
  • Assisting in the design of and maintaining a contract database allowing controlled access by other support teams
  • Drafting and maintaining corporate resolutions, amendments, filings, and minutes
  • Organizing and maintaining corporate and legal records
  • Preparing documents for production
  • Assisting the Legal team with other projects as needed
Qualifications The ideal candidate has 1-5 years of experience in a trading firm, asset management firm, brokerage firm, or other financial institution. We will also consider candidates with law firm experience in a corporate, investment management, or regulatory department. Additional qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree and excellent GPA
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SharePoint (a plus)
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task and to work both independently and cooperatively
This position is not open to attorneys.

Benefits Tower’s main office and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus 10 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and Tribeca Film Festival