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  • Responsible for complete documentation process from drafting, reviewing and negotiating to execution & filing of the following documents: Synthetic Prime Brokerage, Futures, Cleared OTC Derivatives Addendum, GMRA, GMSLA, CDEA, ISDA/CSA and regulatory initial margin MRA, MSFTA’s suite of documentation and Master Confirmation Agreements for all Equity Derivative products and related ancillary documents; and
  • Review of legal opinions on netting and collateral enforceability including liaising with external counsel;
  • Development and execution of negotiation strategies, outside of a playbook, to balance client and GS needs
  • Independently lead complex and/or sensitive negotiations for high profile clients
  • Working closely with the Franchise and Prime business, in particular (Franchise) New Business Group
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and the development of policy and best practices within the trading documentation negotiation space including mentoring and coaching of junior team members and leading training/knowledge sharing sessions
  • Responding to queries on the master documentation from various departments including the front office;
  • Ongoing opportunity to challenge existing controls/processes and leverage your experience to identify risks and improve the effectiveness of the team; and
  • Develop and nurture relationships across the firm to build consensus and execute on initiatives.


Preferred Experience And Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or JD with a minimum of one year of experience in Legal/Trading Documentation role (including within a Credit, Risk or Treasury function) or attorney/paralegal experience within a law firm.
  • Knowledge of various legal entities including funds, insurance companies and pensions.
  • Proven excellent organizational and prioritisation skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and review detailed legal documents with an eye for detail and accuracy, particularly around documentation terms.
  • Ability to ensure consistency across documentation and know when to escalate issues.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a keen interest in derivative, repo, securities lending markets and products and/or prime brokerage products and services.
  • Ability to interact with and influence business stakeholders and clients in order to negotiate, build consensus, control risks and improve operational efficiency.
  • Proficient in IT and able to adapt to various databases/systems.
  • Additional language skills (in French, German, Italian or Spanish) would be preferable.
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