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General Commercial/Contracts, Securities, Transactions
Provides the firm with specialized expertise in commercial transactions. Supports the General Counsel by managing a comprehensive range of contract matters for the firm by structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements including benefits, banking, insurance, technology, software, hardware, services, cloud computing. Assesses and mitigates legal risks of firm activities.
Uses seasoned judgment to identify and assess potential liability to the firm, its affiliates, and its associates, and communicates effectively with senior executives and leaders.
Works with and advises the business directly, as well as provides guidance and practical solutions for various policies.
Resolves complex and non-routine issues that require independent thought. Leads changes to procedures and processes.
Provides thought leadership, guidance and assistance on legal matters to senior executives and leaders. Communicates and interacts with associates at all levels of the firm including general partners, Management Committee members and Executive Committee members.
May delegate, direct and provide feedback to other attorneys and paralegals in the firm. Represents the firm to outside and opposing counsel. Manages external attorneys responsible for providing legal and regulatory advice to the firm.
Work load is large, diverse and complex.
Requires J.D. and license to practice in Missouri, or an equivalent state.
Requires a minimum of 5-10 years of progressive responsibility as an attorney in private practice, in the public sector, or in an in-house counsel capacity.
A minimum of 5 years in commercial transactions is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to delegate and mentor, and desire to work well with others.
Must possess exceptional legal knowledge, judgment, work ethic, and integrity.
Should have demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex matters.
The ability to be proactive and drive matters to conclusion is a must.
Excellent communication skills and decision making ability required.
Extensive knowledge of the business functions and legal implications of commercial transactions and related matters is preferred.
Experience in the securities industry preferred.
Internal Number: 39294BR
About Edward Jones
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.
A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.