20 days old

Derivatives/Capital Markets Associate

Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Job Type
    Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Position

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking an Associate to join our Derivatives/Capital Markets Practice.  This position can be located in any of our offices. The ideal candidate should have 3 to 6 years' experience with derivatives products including interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities and other derivatives products, and in preparing, reviewing, and negotiating ISDA documentation and other over-the-counter and cleared product documentation; and experience counseling clients on regulatory compliance. Experience in commercial lending, capital markets or cryptocurrency is a plus. 

The Company

This is an opportunity to work with the Best. We are Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. Since our firm’s founding in 1848, we’ve continuously evolved to meet our clients’ changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

The Location

We have offices in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; Denver and Broomfield CO; Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc and Waukesha, WI; Charlotte, Asheville, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Raleigh Crabtree, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC; Salt Lake City and Cottonwood Heights, UT; and Austin, TX. Our contemporary office designs are ideal for concentration and collaboration and support a culture where we work together to make good things happen for our clients. This position can be located in any of our offices.

Requirements

Bring Your Best

Knowledge Base & Education:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • 3 to 6 years’ legal experience at a law firm or as in house counsel to a financial institution, investment bank or asset management firm
  • Transactional experience with derivatives trading agreements is required

Adaptability:

  • Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

Collaboration:

  • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm

Communication:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion

 Problem Solving Skills:

  • Ability and confidence to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions
  • Agility to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor

Professionalism

  • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment

Other

  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

Why You Should Apply

At Michael Best, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that provides a variety of resources designed to enhance its employees’ overall well-being, both at work and at home. Competitive base pay, outstanding benefits, opportunities for learning and growth, all programs designed to help you plan for the future, and perks that inspire your downtime are all part of our total compensation package.  

 Learning and Growth

  • Challenging and Dynamic Role
  • Career Development Planning
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Performance Management and Coaching
  • Specialized Training Programs

 

 

 Health & Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

 Total Compensation

  • Competitive Base Pay
  • Annual Merit Review/Incentive Pay
  • Outstanding Benefits
  • Generous PTO Plus 9 Paid Holidays

 

 Planning for the Future

  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance 
  • Parental/Family Leave

Culture and Workplace

  • Respected organization with Collaborative Culture
  • Growing Firm with an Exciting Future
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • Contemporary Work Environment
  • Positive and Respectful Work Climate
  • Performance Recognition 


To be considered for this position, please submit an application via our online portal. Please contact our Senior Recruiter, Alex Tillmann (actillmann@michaelbest.com) with any questions.

We are not accepting search firm submissions at this time.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-01

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