Legal Intern

Brown Brothers Harriman Boston , MA 02298

Posted 1 week ago

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution and has been a thought leader and solutions provider for 200 years. We serve the most sophisticated individuals and institutions with award-winning expertise in Private Banking, Investment Management, and Investor Services. Our 5,000 colleagues operate from 17 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

BBH is committed to diversity, innovation and globalization. Our culture is driven by our goal to provide the best solutions and services to our clients and each other. Our Partnership structure creates a flat organization that promotes collaboration across all business lines. We believe that diverse ideas and the ability to come together globally across groups and borders are a competitive advantage. In order for all our teams to excel, members must trust each other and feel comfortable providing honest input from all perspectives.

This openness sparks innovation and agility, which adds to the entrepreneurial spirit and provides many more career opportunities for our staff. We are a group of high-performing, dedicated and caring professionals who believe that working together is the foundation for superior client service excellence.

As a BBH professional, your career path is yours to define. We take pride in our ability to retain our best employees. We help them manage their careers by moving top performers to new areas of BBH where their talents will make the greatest contribution. As soon as you walk through the doors at BBH, we provide you with the tools to help you succeed and grow your career.

Position Description:

Work within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), assisting its legal staff on timely and innovative projects and advice to business clients that OGC supports. Interact with OGC staff and business clients to drive results and increase your legal knowledge, skill and familiarity with BBH.

Responsibilities:

Assist with various legal projects, including:

  • Perform and update legal research and draft memos for subject matter lawyers.

  • Compile, organize, and upload historical global legal opinions and memos to iManage, OGC's data management system.

  • Accompany BBH attorneys to internal client meetings to discuss and assist attorneys with BBH projects.

  • Review and summarize particular provisions of client contracts for conformity with or approved deviation from BBH's preferred legal standards. Will require some level of understanding/interpretation of contract provisions.

  • Review industry legal opinions, white papers, and other documentation for recommended contractual terms.

  • Follow industry and legal periodicals, resources and web sites for pertinent legal developments or news items.

  • Assist in refreshing OGC contract templates.

Qualifications:

  • Law school student with strong organizational, reading and writing skills, who can work proactively and independently.

  • Preference for individual with a major in economics, law, government, policy, finance or business.

  • Preference for individual with a desire to learn about in-house legal or compliance functions.

  • Ability to prioritize, take initiative and assist in bringing projects to conclusion with attention to detail.

  • Creative, open minded, intellectually curious personality a plus.

  • Experience working with iManage a plus.

BBH is an affirmative action, Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

Full time

Boston


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