The Wealth Management Advisory Legal group provides legal advice and counsel to Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management business segment. The Wealth Management segment provides comprehensive financial services to clients through a network of over 16,000 representatives and has in excess of $2 Trillion in client assets. Financial advisors are located in branches across the U.S. and provide solutions designed to accommodate the individual investment objectives, risk tolerance and liquidity needs of investors residing in and outside the U.S.
The Attorney will be a point of legal contact on a wide variety of legal issues arising in the Wealth Management business for broker/dealer field personnel, including Regional and Complex Management, Divisional, Regional and Complex Risk Officers, and for Home Office personnel. The Attorney also will be responsible for advising paralegals in the Legal Group. The Attorney will be responsible for conducting legal research and drafting memos, drafting letters to clients on behalf of field management, and negotiating and drafting a variety of client-facing agreements, such as Confidentiality Agreements, Hold Harmless Agreements, and Custody Agreements. Responsibilities also will include advising on the investigation of senior financial exploitation and diminished capacity issues, reviewing and advising on instances of potential employee misconduct, advising broker/dealer field and Home Office personnel on relevant law and regulatory policy as well as on unique transactions and strategic initiatives, assisting Compliance and Operations in the drafting and development of Firm policies and procedures, negotiating and drafting modifications to Firm documents, and handling special projects as needed.
Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong problem-solving skills.
Must have the ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and have experience in a multi-disciplinary background.
Must possess a JD with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience
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