Litigation Counsel Litigation Counsel …

MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jun 19
Competative
MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jun 19
Competative
Job Description The Litigation Counsel provides legal counsel, planning and services to MFS, its subsidiary companies and its fund complexes.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Assist with litigation and regulatory matters in the U.S. and outside the U.S., including responding to lawsuits, demand letters, investor complaints, subpoenas, regulatory inquiries, examinations and investigations.  Prepare substantive responses and defenses; engage in document collection and review; organize and analyze information necessary for defense; and supervise outside counsel.  Assist with insurance-related matters.
•Assist with claims filed on behalf of MFS funds in securities class action settlements, and assist in the oversight of a third party claims filer.
•Analyze foreign securities action opportunities and U.S. class action opt-out solicitations for which MFS funds and clients may be eligible to participate as plaintiffs.
•Take responsibility for understanding and providing practical guidance on various global privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations that apply to MFS; address privacy-related questions from business partners; provide advice to the contracts team on appropriate privacy-related provisions; and assist with data breach incident analysis.
•Respond to client requests, including RFP and due diligence questions, for information about MFS's litigation and regulatory history.  Participate in client due diligence meetings to discuss litigation and regulatory matters.
•Assist with intellectual property matters, including trademark disputes and cease and desist letters.
•Conduct legal research, primarily on U.S. issues, as necessary to provide legal advice or assist other MFS attorneys.
•Take on special projects, as needed, in areas that may require mastery of U.S. and non-U.S. legal and regulatory requirements.
•Assist in the preparation of materials for the meetings of the various Boards and Committees of MFS, its subsidiary companies and/or its fund complexes.
•Work collaboratively with, and oversee certain work of, paralegals and other MFS Legal staff.
•Assume additional responsibilities as requested.


QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree required.  Ideal candidate has approximately 5-7 years of experience as an attorney working in part on securities litigation and regulatory enforcement matters either in a law firm or in a corporate legal department.  Past exposure to investment companies or asset managers preferred but not required.
•Must be a member in good standing of the Bar and maintain good standing for all necessary license(s) and/or professional qualifications.
•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, customer-service, team-working and problem-solving skills.  Must be able to write effectively, and present research, analysis and conclusions in a persuasive manner.  Must be polished, professional, mature, well-mannered and well-spoken.
•Able to develop and foster strong interpersonal relationships and to maintain effective cross-functional teams throughout the organization.  Experience managing the delivery of projects while ensuring the success of same and the cooperation of cross-functional teams, is preferred.
•An understanding of business operations and practices, procedures and controls specific to the business units supported is required.  Must maintain awareness of best practices and evolving issues within the scope of the position, and able to relate same to MFS' operations and practices, suggesting changes and modifications in practices and processes as necessary, and planning the implementation of same.
•Excellent presentation and persuasion skills are required.  Must be able to present comfortably before a group, and be able to educate and persuade audience with argument so as to gain acceptance and cooperation.
•Must be proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to develop proficiency in MFS systems as required to perform the duties of this position.  Must be able to conduct on-line research and to utilize applicable tools.  Must employ and embrace the use of technology in performance of the job
•Must be able to work overtime as necessary to keep current with work.
•Periodic travel, domestic and international, may be required.

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