Legal, Derivatives Attorney, Vice President

US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Audit, Legal
Legal and Internal Audit
Securities/Merchant Bank/IBD
Employment Type



We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


Energetic and thoughtful attorney sought to support the Securities Division with a focus on the global fixed income derivatives businesses. The Goldman Sachs fixed income derivatives businesses engage in a range of activities that requires the support of a diverse set of legal skills. These activities include sales and trading of cleared and un-cleared derivatives, new product development and trade structuring, and the growing electrification of swaps trading.


It is essential that the candidate have an ability to:

  • Understand and deal with commercial and regulatory issues relating to the trading of interest rate and FX swaps, option and forwards
  • Work on broad firm-wide teams to implement major projects
  • Familiarity with CFTC regulatory issues, including Dodd-Frank, would be valued.

Preferred experience:

  • 3-5 years post JD experience required in a leading law firm or financial institution
  • Experience with trading of swaps and derivatives products and documentation
  • Familiarity with CFTC regulations, including Dodd-Frank
  • Secured financing transactional experience a plus
  • Team player with inherent commercial judgment and the ability to respond and be flexible to client demands, while adhering to firm policies and practices


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