Staff Attorney

Department: General Counsel

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  254

LIFE AT NFA
NFA is committed to creating an exceptional work environment. Learn from staff how NFA fosters a culture of diversity, ongoing learning and development, and work-life balance.

 

Description: The Staff Attorney will provide legal advice, representation for NFA, and support NFA's efforts to provide the most efficient and effective regulatory environment possible.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys in working with Compliance staff on NFA investigations and the preparation of disciplinary cases.
  • Assist attorneys in working with Registration staff on cases concerning fitness investigations for registration and membership.
  • Provide general legal services to NFA staff, including the protection of NFA's intellectual property rights and confidential corporate information.
  • Collaborate with Members and Committees on regulatory matters, including the refinement or development of NFA rules or policies.
  • Assist in preparing presentation materials for NFA's Board of Directors and Committees.
  • Serve as counsel to NFA's hearing panels for disciplinary and registration cases.
  • Conduct legal research to support NFA's regulatory initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois or another state with the ability to be admitted in the Illinois State Bar
  • Knowledge of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations
  • Knowledge of entities that engage in futures and/or OTC derivatives products
  • Proven legal research and writing skills  

MAKE OUR MISSION YOUR CAREER
NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.

Benefits

NFA offers a generous and flexible benefits package that allows employees to balance work and life.

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