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VP, Legal, Structured Finance Attorney

New York, NY

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 Department seeks a Senior Attorney to support the firm's Structured Finance and Mortgage businesses. These are multi-strategy businesses that acquire, originate finance, trade/make markets in, advise on and engage in various financing and securities transactions involving commercial and residential mortgage loans, corporate loans (CLOs), secured and unsecured consumer and Fintech loans, transportation loans and leases and other esoteric assets. The businesses may act as an advisor, financier and/or principal counterparty to clients.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Advise the business teams on all aspects of structured finance transactions
  • Identify and address legal, policy, regulatory, commercial and reputational issues/risks
  • Advise trading desks on secondary sales/trading of RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLO and other fixed income securities
  • Analyze and lead implementation of financial regulatory reform (Conflict of Interest, Dodd Frank, Reg AB II and other relevant regulations)
  • Manage all aspects of external counsel relationships and engagement
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of firm policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Provide subject matter expertise on regulatory and litigation matters relating to structured finance and mortgage matters
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders including legal, conflicts, compliance, controller and audit teams to ensure consistency of coverage and adherence to firm policies, procedures and best practices


  • 6+ years of post-JD, transaction-based legal experience at a reputable law firm, investment bank or other financial institution
  • Strong substantive knowledge and significant experience in structured finance and capital markets including financing, asset acquisition and securitization transactions
  • Experience representing underwriters, issuers, sponsors and/ or managers in a wide range of CMBS, RMBS, CLO, consumer loans and other asset-backed financings, consisting of registered public offerings, exempt transactions and international and domestic offerings
  • Familiarity with broker-dealer regulation, Dodd Frank, Reg AB, CFPB, state and federal regulators, lending, bankruptcy, and with various fixed income and derivative products
  • Possess excellent time management/organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple transactions with competing deadlines
  • Motivation to expand skill set and excel in a fast paced and rapidly changing business environment with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Strong self-confidence, good judgement, sound decision making and problem solving skills
  • Adept at developing interpersonal relationships


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