Legal & Regulatory Specialist, Modelling and Research

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-17599

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Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital.

Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most complex economic problems. We are seeking a versatile attorney and/or compliance professional to join our Legal & Regulatory team, providing legal and/or compliance support to an array of business initiatives with a primary focus supporting our research business platforms. 

The ideal candidate is an attorney or compliance professional with a talent for conceptualizing and implementing legal and compliance processes and that has an interest in finance, data and technology. The candidate will be a proven collaborator, self-motivated with sharp attention to detail. If you are passionate about joining a fast-paced, diverse team, we would love to meet you! 

You will take on the following responsibilities: 
  • Managing the on-boarding of contributors to various research and insight platforms, such as programs involving the sell-side, expert networks, and public company management
  • Overseeing compliance programs for a diverse range of internal analysts and research platforms with an emphasis on discretionary and fundamental research
  • Standardizing internal policies and preferred contracts and deal terms across the group
  • Liaising with business partners to understand their business needs
  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of counterparty contracts and licenses in the research space
  • Researching emerging and evolving areas of law and regulation relating to financial information, securities, investment management, technology, and machine learning
  • Training business partners of aforementioned policies and processes
  • Staying ahead of industry developments and legal issues related to the firm’s various business lines

You should possess the following qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience either practicing law, working as a compliance officer, or experience as a regulatory consultant, preferably in support of financial research
  • High aptitude, strong analytical skills, and intellectual curiosity especially for finance, data and technology
  • Extraordinary organization skills and a penchant for designing efficient processes and workflows and documentation
  • Ability and desire to independently learn emerging areas of law and identify legal and compliance issues related to innovative businesses
  • Desire to handle novel and complex issues and ability to formulate concrete recommendations

You will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation and unlimited sick days, competitive paid caregiver leaves

The base pay for this role will be between $100,000 and $275,000. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation and benefits, such as a discretionary bonus, health, dental and other wellness plans and 401(k) contributions. Discretionary bonus can be a significant portion of total compensation. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.