Wealth Management Branch Advisory Attorney, Vice President or Executive Director
Location: Purchase, New York
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3228366
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.
Following first 6 months of in office employment in good standing, role will require in office attendance 3 days/week
Role: VP, commensurate with experience
Skills Required: 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
Skills Desired: Prior Securities Industry experience a plus Prior litigation experience a plus
Expected base pay rates for the role will be between 110000 and 190000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base pay if hired will be determined on an individualized basis and is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, incentive compensation, discretionary bonuses, other short and long-term incentive packages, and other Morgan Stanley sponsored benefit programs.
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