Legal Contracts Coordinator Associate

BlackRock Inc. New York, NY, USA
Start Date 08/02/2021
50,000.00 Full-Time
Legal Contracts Coordinator Associate

Legal Contracts Coordinator Associate - NYC or PRI

About this role

Do you thrive in a stimulating and dynamic environment where legal and project management skills are key? We are seeking an Associate who is curious, analytical, and passionate to become part of our team.

At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success! Experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference!

The Fund Distributor Agreements team (FD Agreements) is responsible for driving and completing contract negotiations in support of the US Mutual Fund, Retail Cash, and 529 product suites. Our scope includes new contractual arrangements and amendments to existing relationships driven by client requests, regulatory changes, and new product launches. We partner closely with Relationship Managers, Legal, Compliance, and Operations teams to negotiate contracts resulting in the best possible commercial outcomes for fund shareholders while ensuring. compliance with fiduciary and regulatory obligations. We cover a broad range of fund distributors, including broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, insurance companies, and distribution platforms.

Job Description

  • Manage the onboarding and contract negotiation lifecycle for a specific product line, including initial due diligence processes, legal contract drafting and negotiation
  • Facilitate and coordinate with internal teams across functions
  • Ensure that contractual documentation is completed and filed in compliance with internal procedural and regulatory requirements
  • Produce metrics and trend analysis observed in the negotiation process
  • Develop expertise in the product line, governing regulatory regimes and client profiles
  • Support the sales team with training and contractual documentation queries
  • Find opportunities for process and client experience improvements


  • Proven ability to draft and negotiate simple legal contracts
  • Confirmed project management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that can be modified based on one’s audience (e.g., Relationship Manager, Legal Department)
  • Motivated by steep learning curves and working with technology
  • Paralegal or JD
  • Familiarity with mutual fund products and regulations is a plus


  • Self-starter with the ability to independently manage tasks and workload
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently on multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining the highest standard and attention to detail
  • Think critically, identify and raise issues and risks in a legal contract or process
  • Values working in a collaborative way and understands the importance of strong working relationships
  • Strongly proficient in standard software (e.g. Excel) and data management

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged, and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents, and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes, and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities, and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued, and supported with networks, benefits, and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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