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Counsel - EMEA Technology & Privacy

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23 May 2022

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Counsel - EMEA Technology & Privacy

Overview of BNY Mellon

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark: BNY Mellon Careers

As part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients.

Job Description

This attorney will be part of the team within BNY Mellon's Legal Department that is primary legal advisor to the global functional areas of Technology, Digital, Resiliency, Marketing and Corporate Communications.

Responsibilities include:
  • Advising on the strategy, planning and execution of priority technology programs to ensure continued operations within defined risk appetites and thresholds.
  • Advising on the digital strategy and execution of priority initiatives and use of new and/or emerging technologies (e.g., Blockchain, Digital Assets, Artificial Intelligence).
  • Advising on developments in privacy, cybersecurity, and information security laws.
  • Supporting stakeholders with technology, privacy and cybersecurity related regulatory examinations and inquiries.
  • Supporting incident response processes and advising on internal and external communications.
  • Participating in EMEA industry associations' activities relating to technology, emerging technologies, privacy and/or cybersecurity.
  • Creating client and legal department training materials.

  • 5+ years' PQE experience.
  • In-house experience, ideally in financial services (preferred).
  • Strong working knowledge of privacy laws.
  • Experience with supporting global projects desirable.
  • Must be articulate, organised, able to work in a collaborative manner and comfortable managing multiple matters at the same time involving different legal issues. An appetite for learning is also critical.

What We Can Offer You
  • Challenging, fun and supportive environment
  • 25 days holiday (in addition to Bank Holidays) plus opportunity to purchase up to 5 extra days
  • Highly competitive benefits package including pension and private medical cover

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: EMEA - Manchester

Internal Jobcode:

Job: Legal

Organization: Legal Affairs

Requisition Number: 2112419
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