Manager - Vendor Contracts Attorney, Director

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we're 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. We achieve this by delivering on our values, putting people first, fostering long-term relationships built on honesty and mutual understanding, and inspiring the best in each other. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by Total Rewards that include our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that's working to fulfill its vision to be the world's most trusted financial group.

Job Summary

MUFG seeks an attorney to join the MUFG Americas Legal Department's vendor contracts group as its manager. The position will support the enterprise-wide vendor contracting function for MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and work closely with their U.S. and global affiliates.

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to a Deputy General Counsel, lead a team of five attorneys and also personally provide legal counsel to Strategic Sourcing and MUFG's businesses and support functions in the following areas:

  • Legal support of enterprise-wide vendor contracting function
  • Review, advise, draft and negotiate MUFG's vendor agreements and related issues including agreements for professional services, outsourced services, computer hardware, software, cloud-based services, telecommunications, market data agreements, and customer-facing systems
  • Collaborate with MUFG's business units, subject matter experts, and its Strategic Sourcing, Compliance and Risk Management organizations to resolve issues
  • Work collaboratively with business personnel, other legal colleagues, and various partners to achieve desired, timely outcomes, while ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures and its legal and regulatory requirements
  • Serve as consultative resource to other attorneys in the MUFG Americas Legal Department
  • Identify, communicate, and advance, where appropriate, any contract issues or deviations from established contracts guidelines
  • Liaise and lead outside counsel as appropriate
  • Support special projects


  • You are a member of the California or New York State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in California and/or New York as in-house counsel
  • You have, at a minimum, 8 years' experience either as in-house counsel with a bank or financial institution, or experience with a law firm, providing advice to financial institutions
  • You have proven successful experience in leading a team of experienced vendor contracts attorneys
  • You possess advanced experience and comprehension of legal principles applicable to commercial agreements and financial institutions, ideally including experience with Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and U.S. regulations related to vendor management and data privacy and protection
  • You have significant experience and achievement in drafting and negotiating complex contracts, preferably for a financial institution or corporate legal department
  • You possess strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle a workload with multiple transactions and requests simultaneously, with meticulous attention to detail, while adhering to deadlines
  • You have knowledge of data and information issues affecting financial institutions, including data privacy and protection, information security, and IP ownership and licensing
  • Excellent risk assessment and problem solving skills
  • You are able to research and analyze complex legal issues and provide practical advice and solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills are all part of your repertoire
  • You practice a balanced approach and have a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-motivate and take initiative;
  • You have excellent judgment in evaluating and resolving complex, nuanced competing priorities;
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient with MS Office suite of programs.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.


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