Vice President & Counsel- Technology & Innovation

Pittsburgh, PA

This attorney will be part of the team within BNY Mellon’s Legal Department focused on Data, Intellectual Property, Technology and Innovation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising on the strategy, planning and execution of priority technology initiatives, including IT infrastructure, cloud strategy and product development.
  • Drafting technology and intellectual property aspects of client-facing agreements and advising product attorneys on the same.
  • Supporting business stakeholders with technology related regulatory examinations and inquiries.
  • Developing and conducting attorney/stakeholder training programs on technology-related legal issues.
  • Staying abreast of legal and regulatory developments in the financial services sector involving emerging technologies (e.g. AI/ML, DLT) and advising senior stakeholders of their potential impact to BNY Mellon.
  • Collaborating with public affairs, regulatory and regional colleagues to engage in the review and consultation of legislative activities related to technology.


  • 5+ years’ experience. 
  • In-house counsel experience preferred.
  • Attorney with strong working knowledge of technology law, ideally in financial services or another critical infrastructure sector.
  • Information technology background (e.g. computer science) highly desirable. 
  • Experience in technology contract drafting and negotiation preferred.
  • Must be articulate, organized, able to work in a collaborative manner and comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and challenging, but highly rewarding environment. Appetite for learning is also critical.
  • Knowledge of fintech developments and innovation in the financial services sector desirable. Strong interest in same is critical.

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