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Associate General Counsel II - Investment Advisory Attorney

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000 branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors. Our Legal Division is expanding to enhance solutions for millions of clients and their families. We are looking for an experienced attorney to provide legal advice and support to leaders across the Firm related to our investment advisory platform and programs. The work is dynamic and requires the ability to look beyond the specific legal questions to understand the goals of the business and aid in getting to the best solution. This opportunity will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of a culture that inspires and supports the individual and allows them to be part of a team focused on delivering solutions. The individual selected for this role will enjoy the benefit of working for a well-established century old Fortune 500 firm; and also will have the opportunity to be a key influencer within the Firm by using their deep understanding of investment advisory programs and solutions to enhance the support provided by the Legal Division. Under general supervision, the key responsibilities of the Associate General Counsel II, Investment Advisory Attorney are to: --- Provide legal, strategic and tactical support to the Firm's investment advisory programs and interpret applicable federal laws and regulations that govern such programs, and interpret, maintain and enhance the contractual agreements that govern such programs and disclosures. --- Understand and apply the requirements of Form ADV (Part I, II and III) to maintaining the Firm's Form ADV, including the annual updating process and interim updates as necessary. --- Provide strategic thought and legal leadership to support and advise the Firm and its affiliates on a wide range of matters pertaining to the development of investment advisory programs. --- Develop and implement solutions to eliminate, manage and mitigate risk to the Firm. --- Analyze and resolve complex legal matters and recommend changes to organizational policies and procedures. --- Apply sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills and successfully partner with associates across the Firm and Legal Division to deliver results and move important work through the organization. --- Employ excellent communication (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills to convey complex issues to legal and non-legal professionals at all levels, including senior leaders, to support the successful execution of investment advisory initiatives at the Firm. --- Interact with outside counsel to identify, evaluate and resolve complex or unique legal questions and issues. The Associate General Counsel II - Investment Advisory Attorney could be based at our HQ office in St. Louis, be remote or have a hybrid arrangement. LI-Remote --- Juris Doctorate and licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri or other state --- Minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional responsibility and experience in relevant practice areas --- Experience working in private practice representing broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, or in-house counsel for a registered broker-dealer or investment advisor --- Experience working with SEC and FINRA preferred --- Technological aptitude and ability to learn new technologies 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For-- By Great Place to Work-- and FORTUNE Magazine --- Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list. From FORTUNE --2021 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments. 2021 Corporate Equality Index --- Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation---s 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality. From The Human Rights Campaign. All Rights Reserved 2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list. J.D. Power, 2021 --- Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study. Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors--- satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate: Salary: $128299 - $218456 Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Elgin , Associate General Counsel II - Investment Advisory Attorney, Legal , Saint Charles, Illinois

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