Deutsche Bank

DWS Senior Legal Counsel - Technology, Infrastructure, and Sourcing (Intellectual Property / Procurement)

3+ months agoNew York, NY

Job Description:

Job Title: DWS Senior Legal Counsel - Technology, Infrastructure, and Sourcing (Intellectual Property / Procurement)

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 793bn of assets under management (as of December 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.


The Legal Counsel will provide legal guidance and counsel to managers and teams within the Business on a wide range of legal topics. Legal Counsel relies on both generalist legal knowledge and specialist knowledge of specific functional and product-related activities, to support areas such as contract law, documentation, mergers, acquisitions, corporate, insolvency, real estate, employment, intellectual property, litigation, policy and regulatory topics. Legal Counsel will typically provide coverage for a specific team within a division / location and have responsibility for advising in their functional area of expertise on current or future requirements. The role comprises legal advice, decision of legal questions, creation of legal documents and the communication of legal topics to the Business.

What We Offer You:

  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement Savings Plans, Parental Leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

Return to Office:

At this time, all individuals present in the location must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • It is the Bank's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank's hybrid working model
  • DWS provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise on issues related to information security and cybersecurity, data privacy, intellectual property, digital interface (website), and other IP/IT and procurement related issues
  • Draft, negotiate, and advise on contracts related to matters including, but not limited to, intellectual property (including index and market data licenses), technology (infrastructure and software), real estate, outsourcing, and other vendor contracts
  • Provide legal advice on data protection matters and assist with drafting template data protection clause
  • Provide legal advice on patent, trademark, brand management, copyright, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property protections
  • Assist in the development of policies, processes, and procedures to govern outsourcing and vendor risk management and contract management processes throughout their life-cycle, and providing training on vendor legal risk related matters to internal business clients
  • Manage and coordinate with outside counsel on certain contract negotiations and drafting

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Requires a JD and US state bar admission. Previous relevant experience as procurement lawyer in a legal department of a global organization or mid-to-large sized law firm, ideally in an "outsourcing," "technology transactions", "IT transactions", or equivalent practice area. Experience with a financial services company is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated experience leading contract negotiations, drafting and closing complex agreements for outsourcing agreements, cloud, software licenses, and IT service agreements
  • Knowledge of US intellectual property laws and US privacy laws including CCPA, NYDFS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley and familiarity with international privacy laws such as GDPR, e.g. knowledge of data science and AI or ML
  • Must be able to work effectively and independently, facing senior management, in a demanding, fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent drafting and negotiation skills are required

How You'll Lead:
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships with peers and internal business clients across a global organization
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively
Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about our diversity and inclusion policy and initiatives.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: EEO is the Law poster and supplement; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: deutsche_bank-R0127027

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Wellness Program
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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