Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Professionals within Legal and Compliance provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the firm’s invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the firm’s businesses.
Successful applicant will be part of a legal team advising a national banking association and a U.S. broker-dealer.
Specific duties will include:
Advising the business on complex transactions and initiatives related to bank lending and coordinating with other attorneys and legal personnel providing such advice
Performing and supervising legal due diligence with respect to borrowers, pledgors and guarantors organized as legal entities, including corporations, LLCs and trusts.
Preparing standard loan documentation for lending transactions with clients, including loans secured by financial assets and unsecured loans.
Advising the business on legal matters relating to governance, compliance with relevant banking laws and regulations, policies and procedures, products and services and disclosures related to complex matters and initiatives.
Advising on new product initiatives and product enhancements.
Advising on international lending transactions including liaising with local counsel in non-US jurisdictions to obtain local law advice with respect to conducting loan transactions with counterparties in such non-US jurisdictions.
Skills required (essential)
3-6 years of experience as a practicing attorney in financial services law, bank finance or corporate law.
Ability to work collaboratively in fast-paced environment on multiple projects; ability to think strategically and to analyze and evaluate potential risks, including economic, legal and reputational.
Experience with private banking and/or lending business and familiarity with bank regulations including Regulation U, Regulation T and Regulation B and other laws and regulations applicable to consumer and commercial banking and lending products preferred.
International lending experience a plus.
Private practice with top law firm and/or in-house legal experience advising clients on banking and lending business and initiatives, and experience in managing paralegals and supporting cross-functional strategic projects desirable.
Internal Number: 3169328
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