Our Team Bloomberg's Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal and regulatory issues that come with being the world's leading financial news and information company. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value and importance of giving back to our communities, as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program!
The Role Reporting into one of our senior lawyers in New York, you will be part of a team responsible for drafting and negotiating inbound data license agreements and technology-related commercial contracts. The team directly advises and works closely with sales, business, and product development teams on the inbound licensing of data, technology and intellectual property and related issues in order to achieve internal clients' objectives, and collaborates with other counsel to identify and minimize risk.
We'll trust you to:
Structure, draft, review, analyze and negotiate a variety of data acquisition and other commercial agreements
Provide licensing, technology and commercial legal advice and counsel to internal clients
Serve as a trusted business partner in crafting business strategy, identifying business risks and defining company policies and procedures
You'll need to have:
At least 5* years of relevant experience practicing law, preferably at a top law firm and/or in-house at a financial or technology company
Substantial experience drafting and negotiating contracts for sophisticated commercial transactions
Analyze complex contracts and communicate to internal stakeholders
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and clients
The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of other subject areas, often across regions and time zones
An excellent eye for business and the ability to think strategically
Communicate effectively at all levels and to both legal and non-legal professionals
Build and maintain strong client relationships
Membership in the New York bar or necessary qualifications to register as in-house counsel
We'd love to see:
Deep understanding of the legal and business aspects of licensing exchange data, "alternative data," indices, financial information, and/or technology-related products and services
Knowledge of intellectual property, data privacy/data security and competition law
Familiarity with recent legislation impacting the financial information industry, including MiFID II
Desire to thrive in a diverse, collaborative, open-plan environment
Provide concise and commercially-focused advice in a dynamic, ever-changing workplace.
If that sounds like you: Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this: https://www.bloomberg.com/company/
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
*Please note we use years of experience as a guide, but we certainly will consider all applications that are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.