Staff Attorney
Jump Trading, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, London, Singapore and most recently New York, we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. We enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure.

Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages.

The Jump Operations Legal Department supports the business activities of the Jump family of companies which are actively involved in the financial and technology sectors. This position will be a critical part to a small legal team supporting domestic and international entities in diverse areas including contracts, employment matters, corporate governance, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, secured interests, and other areas to support the growing business operations.

Provide analysis and legal advice and services on legal issues including, contracts, licensing, intellectual property, employment law, general corporate matters, regulatory matters and business agreements

Participate in preparing, reviewing and negotiating legal documentation to ensure compliance with business, legal and regulatory requirements. Participate with other departments in negotiations to ensure consideration of all relevant legal issues and appropriate protection of Jump’s interests.

Provide internal opinions on patent, technology and other intellectual property matters

Draft, review and edit reports, correspondence, articles and other documents.

Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:
Demonstrated experience in general corporate matters including governance, drafting transactional documents, license/technology agreements, employment law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and contract management.

Experience in telecommunications and technology agreements are a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional demeanor

Ability to quickly identify and prioritize issues to protect the Firm’s interests.

Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail

J.D. from an ABA accredited law school

5+ years of general corporate experience with a strong background in contract drafting and negotiation.

The ideal candidate will have sound character, be willing to “roll up his/her sleeves,” and have excellent business and legal judgment.

A self-starter and someone who is business-oriented

Superior intellect, with the ability to combine analytical reasoning, creativity and judgment.

Quick study, able to handle complex matters, with multiple initiatives going on simultaneously that require discretion and confidentiality.

Keyword: Legal
From: Jump Trading, LLC