Associate General Counsel (contracts)

Location: New York

Contact(s): Tracey Breslin

Summary: The associate general counsel will be responsible for risk management and compliance functions relating to contracts entered into by the Firm, including vendor contracts, outside counsel guidelines, proposals, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements and consulting contracts. The associate general counsel will work closely with the General Counsel to deliver on responsibilities including those listed below.


  • Draft, review and negotiate vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements and employment related agreements.
  • Coordination with other administrative departments reviewing and preparing responses to RFPs.
  • Review and negotiation of client outside counsel guidelines.
  • Preparation and communication of key points/summaries of outside counsel guidelines to attorneys and staff.
  • Development and maintenance of a database to track outside counsel guidelines.
  • Coordination with IT and other administrative departments on client audits and certifications.
  • Monitor and coordinate Firm reporting requirements on regulatory requirements related to client engagements.
  • Provide support and assistance on compliance related issues under US and UK regulations.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and revising policies and procedures relevant to the work of the office of general counsel.
  • Assist in developing and implementing training programs to attorneys and staff.



  • NY Qualified lawyer with experience working in a commercial law environment.
  • Experience reviewing, drafting, negotiating contracts.
  • Familiarity with IT and/or Software related legal documentation (preferred).
  • Proven ability to solve problems in a methodical and practical way.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to plan and organize effectively in order to meet business priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • 3 - 5 years experience


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $175,000 to $200,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location from which the applicant will be performing the job.



EEOC: Cadwalader is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law.