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Vanguard is a leading provider of financial products and services to individual and institutional investors world-wide. In addition, Vanguard is an employer of choice that continually invests in the growth, development and success of its employees over the course of their Vanguard careers.
Vanguard’s Legal Division of the Office of the General Counsel addresses a wide range of complex and compelling legal issues. To support its growing business, Vanguard is seeking an attorney with commercial transactions experience for its Finance Legal team. The position includes responsibility for a broad portfolio of commercial legal matters and offers substantial opportunity for long-term growth.
The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 4 years of relevant legal experience, including expertise related to commercial contracting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in support of Vanguard’s divisions, including Information Technology, Finance, Investment Management Group, Institutional Investors Group, Financial Advisor Services, Retail Investor Group, and International
Providing sophisticated legal support to Vanguard’s Finance Division
Collaborating with internal clients and legal colleagues in various jurisdictions to determine and implement key negotiation strategies and positions
Advising internal clients on contractual disputes and legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements to ensure compliance
Providing proactive advice to internal clients on an array of strategic, financial, and business initiatives
Sourcing and management of outside counsel relationships (as-needed)
Leading, assisting and/or providing support for legal and other corporate initiatives undertaken by Vanguard.
Law Degree (J.D.) is required
Minimum of 4 years of legal experience at a law firm, in-house position, or a combination of the two
Experience with commercial, technology, and licensing agreements preferred
Excellent judgment, counseling, and negotiation skills
Excellent communication and relationship management skills
Ability to work quickly and independently with attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines
Leadership abilities coupled with strong personal accountability and initiative
Excellent undergraduate and law school academic credentials
Candidates must share Vanguard’s core values, including unmatched ethical standards and client service, strong work ethic, and ‘can-do’ attitude. Candidates must foster a team environment by building collaborative, trusting relationships, and advancing the development and success of others.
Candidates must be skilled at successfully collaborating with, enabling, working through, and influencing legal colleagues, in-house corporate partners, and business clients at all levels, including senior management.
Vanguard is a leading provider of financial products and services to individual and institutional investors world-wide. Known for its strong ethical business practices and client focus, Vanguard fosters a collaborative, team-oriented environment.