Banking and Finance Professional Services Lawyer – Of Counsel

This position is currently working on a hybrid model of partly remotely and partly onsite in downtown Chicago.    

Salary up to $250,000 with Six weeks PTO, bonus, and substantive work. 

You will be a respected part of the practice.  This job offers the best of all worlds, a prestigious firm, world-renowned lawyers, substantive work, no billable hours, excellent salary and benefits, and growth

This cutting-edge leading global law firm with offices in over 20 major business centers across the World seeks an experienced lawyer with significant expertise in Banking and Finance Law.  They are a happy place that offers diversity, development, and growth to every team member. If you enjoy working with the best, then this is the opportunity for you!

This fantastic firm seeks a JD and someone who has practiced Banking and Finance experience.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, this is the career move for you.  Join their Knowledge Management department in Chicago, IL


You will work with the Knowledge Partner, other Professional Support Lawyers who support the Group in the United States and globally and the Partners who supervise their work, and the Global Director of Knowledge Management to assess the United States knowledge needs of the Group.  You will help define and implement a plan to meet those needs that is aligned with the business goals of the Group and mechanisms for regular review of the plan. Works with Group members to create and capture United States Finance-related knowledge content and generally encourage sharing information and knowledge. Help create and maintain a well-organized electronic collection of practice-related knowledge resources, including United States law-governed Finance standard forms and accompanying notes, precedent documents, best practices and how-to memos, legal memos, and other valuable materials to the Group. Assists the Knowledge Department generally to tailor the firm’s knowledge resources to meet the needs of the broader United States Finance Group. Monitors and keeps the Group informed about important developments in the law or business environment. Contributes to regular current awareness newsletters for the Group. Works with the librarians to determine requirements and policies and implement practices-related current awareness and alerts from internal and external sources. Works with the Group and the Learning and Development team to identify practice-related training needs of the Group; build on existing training programs. Organize, design, and deliver (personally or with others) Group training, including seminars, workshops, and offsite training. Develops and maintains the knowledge-related aspects of the Group’s GlobalNet site and trains Group members how to access knowledge resources on GlobalNet and elsewhere. Mentors associates. Provides direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources. Acts as a source of legal, market and practical expertise for all members of the Group, including the provision of direct support for client matters. Works with the Group and Marketing Department to establish processes to capture matter descriptions and categorizations in our matter systems and conduct post-matter reviews of lessons learned. Assists with setting up processes for producing closing binders and collecting valuable precedent documents. Works with the Group to establish processes to capture and publish information about individuals (both internal and external) with specific knowledge and experience relevant to the Group’s business in the firm’s dedicated CRM systems. Participates in regular meetings of the Professional Support function and Knowledge Department and liaises with other PSLs to facilitate sharing best practices and knowledge. Attends external training and conferences to keep up-to-date with relevant developments in the law, business environment and professional support. Provides other knowledge support to the Group as may be assigned by the head of the Group, the Knowledge Partner, or the Global Director of Knowledge Management

To be successful in this role, you need:

A JD degree, required and be admitted to the IL bar

Have a minimum of five years of sound banking and finance legal experience relevant to the practice as an Illinois admitted and practicing lawyer in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department, required

Strong United States Finance subject-matter expertise, required

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, and strong drafting skills, required

Affinity with, or willingness to learn, document automation, particularly using Contract Express

They offer an excellent salary opportunity based on education, skills, years of experience, and current salary. Comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, backup childcare and eldercare, generous vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.