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Legal, GBM RIA Custody/Broker-Dealer Clearing Services Attorney, Vice President - New York/McLean, VA/Washington, DC

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


The Legal Division is looking for an attorney with four+ years’ experience to join the Global Banking and Markets Legal team in New York, McLean VA or Washington DC. The key responsibilities of the position will be supporting the Goldman Sachs’ custody business for registered investment advisors (RIA Custody business) and the broker-dealer clearing services business (Broker-Dealer Clearing Services business). The RIA Custody business is an execution, clearing and custody platform that serves independent RIAs. The Broker-Dealer Clearing Services business provides clearing and settlement services to broker-dealers and their customers.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Advise on the strategy, development, integration and expansion of the RIA Custody business, including legal and regulatory analysis of existing products and new initiatives, and provide day-to-day legal and regulatory support to the Broker-Dealer Clearing Services business, including review and analysis of clearing and account agreements and analyzing the impact of regulatory changes.
  • Cover other aspects of our Global Banking and Markets businesses (equity and derivatives trading, prime brokerage, futures, clearing and cleared derivatives, and securities financing transactions of our repo and funding desks).
  • Assist the client services teams in dealing with our clients’ requests.
  • Assist Compliance in producing responses to regulatory inquiries.
  • Communicate with various regulatory bodies directly and through industry associations regarding changes in laws and policies that may have an impact on the business.
  • Provide education and direction to other departments on the application of rules and regulations.
  • Create and negotiate agreements that relate to brokerage services.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Collaborate across control groups to drive execution and ensure consistency in risk management.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years legal experience post JD.
  • Strong legal and business judgment, writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate ideas and develop stakeholder relationships.
  • A quick study who is excited about learning something new outside of their comfort zone.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • In-house experience at a broker-dealer or registered investment advisor in legal or compliance
  • Experience at a federal regulator or self-regulatory organization
  • In-house experience in a RIA Custody business and/or Broker-Dealer Clearing Services business is a plus
  • Outstanding law firm credentials
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Salary Range
The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $170000-$270000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.

Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here.