ISDA Contract Paralegal

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

We are seeking an ISDA Contracts Paralegal to join our global Legal team in Chicago.

Core Duties:

  • Prepare first drafts of Schedules to ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes and ancillary documentation, in accordance with company templates and guidelines
  • Assist attorneys with the review and negotiation of ISDA documentation and other OTC trading documentation
  • Track status of open negotiations, facilitate timely execution of agreements, and communicate updates to trading desks and other stakeholders
  • Maintain and update documentation templates under the direction of attorneys
  • Organize executed contracts in Legal contract management system

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of relevant experience working with ISDA documentation
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Manage workflow of other commercial agreements, confidentiality agreements and vendor agreements
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the firm

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