Institutional Fixed Income Legal Attorney/Credit & Securitized Products Coverage
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 3213622
In-House Legal Coverage Position for Fixed Income Sales & Trading/Securitization and Secured Lending Coverage Attorney
Morgan Stanley is seeking an in-house attorney to support senior legal coverage to the securitization and secured lending businesses within its Fixed Income Division's securitized products group (SPG) and its Securitized Capital Markets Group (SPCM). Coverage would be both for SPG and SPCM's originated loans, primary issuances and related secondary sales and trading activities. This coverage spans all of SPG's securitized asset classes (e.g., CLOs, CMBS, RMBS and ABS), underwriting activity for third party issuers, as well as through the Morgan Stanley shelf, and maintenance of the Morgan Stanley shelf registration statement. Attorney would support senior legal coverage for these businesses.
Advising on securitization and lending transactions across SPG's asset classes, working closely with outside counsel and internal legal and compliance professionals
Analyzing and providing legal advice to a cross-functional team of bankers, underwriting teams and syndicate members, in addition to operations, accounting and other support areas, including among other things, risk retention and execution issues
Providing advice to sales and trading professionals regarding secondary market SPG trading issues, such as public/private information matters and the whole loan trading of residential mortgages
Advising the business on legal matters relating to governance, compliance with relevant securities and banking laws and regulations, and operations, such as Firm policies and procedures, products and services and disclosures related to individual deals and ongoing initiatives
Advising on a variety of cross-divisional initiatives, primarily involving Wealth and Investment Management
3-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney in securitizations (registered, 144A/Reg S and private) or structured finance, with a strong understanding of applicable securities laws.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects; ability to think strategically and analyze and evaluate potential risks and mitigation alternatives from a legal, regulatory and franchise perspective.
Experience with banking and securities regulations, including familiarity with Reg AB II and US and European risk retention regulations as well as familiarity with applicable Basel capital rules.
Salary will be competitive, and level will be Vice President.
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