State Street


Job Information

Who we are looking for

State Street is seeking an attorney with 2 to 4 years’ experience in corporate law to join a busy legal team. This attorney should bring enthusiastic support to corporate governance and securities law matters. Prefer an attorney willing to work in our Boston, MA offices 3-4 days per week.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best.

Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Vice President and Counsel, you will

  • Assist with corporate governance and corporate secretarial responsibilities, including drafting board resolutions and meeting minutes;
  • Assist with proxy statement and annual shareholder meeting preparation;
  • Assist with shareholder outreach efforts;
  • Liaise with external service providers, including external legal counsel;
  • Research peer company governance practices and disclosure;
  • Review quarterly Form 10-Q and annual Form 10-K SEC filings;
  • Review Section 16 officer reports and other securities filings;
  • Conduct director independence evaluations;
  • Support the Company’s securities trading policy and program; and
  • Support senior members of the department with other related projects.
What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collegially with internal clients, external service providers, and other members of the legal team;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and multiple priorities efficiently and with a high caliber of execution;
  • Strong organizational skills and independent follow through on issues and tasks; and
  • Capable of producing high quality routine work with general supervision.
Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's and juris doctor degrees.
  • Admitted to practice in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • 2-4 years of relevant corporate legal experience.
  • Direct experience with SEC and NYSE reporting obligations for public companies desirable.
Additional requirements
  • Able to participate in video conferences on remote working days.
About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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COVID-19 Protocols: Complying with State Street’s COVID-19 protocols is a condition of employment. Those requirements may vary depending on circumstances and legal requirements, and may include, without limitation, a requirement to be vaccinated (or have an accommodation), to disclose vaccination status, to provide evidence of vaccination status, etc.

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