Business Description. Credit Services is the traditional lending business of BNY Mellon and consists of Institutional Lending, Syndications, Real Estate & Mortgage Banking and Credit Management. Credit Services focuses on positioning the bank's balance sheet to generate assets and net interest income and to broadly support strategic client relationships while taking an appropriate level of risk. Trade Finance is part of BNY Mellon's Treasury Services business which has an integral role within BNY Mellon's Global Market Infrastructure business, combining leading treasury solutions with industry expertise to help organizations optimize cash flows, maintain liquidity, manage risk and move money across the globe.
Role Overview. The Counsel, Credit Services and Trade Finance will be part of a legal team that supports BNY Mellon's Credit Services and Trade Finance businesses. In the U.S., the Credit Services and Trade Finance legal teams are primarily based in New York and Pittsburgh but work closely with legal and business colleagues worldwide. The individual will be responsible for (i) advising on all aspects of extensions of credit and trade and supply chain finance transactions, products, programs, platforms, processes and related matters; (ii) structuring, documenting, negotiating and closing transactions; and (iii) advising on business, regulatory and legal developments with respect to these activities.
Ability to handle a diverse and demanding workload.
Collaborative, seeking guidance and input from colleagues throughout the organization to ensure solutions align to global legal strategies.
Partner with strategic partners who also serve in an advisory or oversight capacity, such as Risk, Audit, etc.
Manage outside counsel, reviewing work for appropriateness, quality and alignment to expectations.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent drafting and communications skills.
Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.
Qualifications & Experience
5 years' minimum of total work experience as a qualified attorney, preferably representing major financial institutions in lending transactions.
Commercial real estate, fund finance or supply chain finance a plus
J. D. or LL.B. admitted to New York or Pennsylvania State bar.
Cross-border transactional experience a plus.
Experience working with technology, software, digital assets, blockchain, data and analytics legal issues a plus.