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ABOUT MSCI Inc. (www.msci.com) MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.
The company’s flagship product offerings are the MSCI indices which include over 120,000 daily indices covering more than 70 countries; Barra portfolio risk and performance analytics covering global equity and fixed income markets; RiskMetrics market and credit risk analytics. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com
About the Opportunity: Commercial Contract and Licensing Attorney
MSCI is seeking a corporate generalist with experience in complex licensing deals to join our growing team of commercial attorneys covering the licensing of financial data and SaaS offerings in the Americas.
Structure, draft, review, analyze and negotiate complex commercial and licensing agreements, including data and software licenses, services agreements, consulting and development agreements, market data licenses, financial product licenses, redistribution arrangements, data vendor contracts and confidentiality agreements.
Provide licensing, technology and intellectual property legal advice and counsel to employees.
Assist sales teams to negotiate and close deals licensing MSCI’s products and services to clients.
5+ years of experience, with a significant amount of that time spent negotiating commercial contracts.
Experience collaborating with both sales and product teams in the context of commercial negotiations.
Licensing experience at a leading financial services or financial data/technology company preferred.
Corporate/transactional law firm experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, drafting and communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and clients and work in a fast-paced environment.
Desire and ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and business risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions.
Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
Juris Doctor degree from a U.S. accredited law school.
Admission to a State Bar, preferably New York.
Internal Number: 170000CL
For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.
For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.