Legal Assistant - New York


: $58,215.00 - $90,790.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

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Job Title: Legal Assistant

Location: NYC NY

Duration: 6+ months

Client: Financial Services


The Associate position is part of the Location Strategy function within the Finance Division s Global COO organization. Location Strategy is an important part of Morgan Stanley s staffing strategy. The Finance Division s Location Strategy team works closely with managers to ensure successful transitions. This role will tackle a diverse set of tasks related to the regulatory requirements associated with outsourcing and requires a strong resource who applies a high standard to their work, can meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment.


-Understand the Legal & Compliance regulations around outsourcing and the required documentation to best advise clients on the process

-Work with sending and receiving teams to create or revise applicable transition and supervisory documents; provide advisory services to functional managers to ensure global consistency

-Work with Global Outsourcing Control team and Compliance to ensure timely review and approval of documents submitted and that all their requirements are fully satisfied

-Coordinate with project managers to ensure L&C documentation process is aligned with transition deadlines; identify and escalate issues that may result in non-compliance or slippage to the transition

-Serve as the primary interface for any issues or queries functional managers or LCD may have with regards to documentation.

-Produce or contribute to project and stakeholder communication, including Senior Management presentations and outsourcing responses to global regulators

-Manage annual / bi-annual remediation of outsourcing documents

-Assist with outsourcing programs, including monthly/quarterly attestations, concentration risk assessments, etc.

-Maintain up-to-date Global Outsourcing Inventory

-Manage up-to-date inventory of FINRA licenses, both active and permissive

-Manage approved and executed document set.

-Provide governance on supervisory documentation and evidence of supervision

-Develop and maintain guidelines and best practices for Finance

-Identify opportunities to improve efficiency of process

-Execute on ad-hoc projects and deliverables as required


-Interest in learning global regulatory requirements for outsourcing

-Exceptional critical thinking and organizational skills

-Strong attention to detail and accuracy; consistently applies a high standard to their work

-Strong analytical skills, able to break down a problem and apply a practical solution

-Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, including pivot tables, formulas and data manipulation

-Execution and deliverable focused

-Proactive, self-starter who is able to get things done with limited direction

-Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work to handle multiple, competing deliverables

-Flexible to participate in global calls during off hours

-Effective written and verbal communication skills

-Demonstrates high level of integrity given the sensitive nature of information

-Project Management skills and Outsourcing experience a plus

  • **Prior Legal Assitant or Paralegal experience would be ideal

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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