Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Senior Attorney

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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  • Overview

    The Commonwealth Legal team is passionate about innovating, solving problems, and making an impact. Our team sets the bar high and strives to consistently provide indispensable service to our network of independent financial advisors. We are part of a community that values hard work, as well as work/life balance, within a company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities. We are seeking a senior attorney who strives to apply his or her legal expertise while understanding the needs of the business to reach thoughtful decisions.


    Key responsibilities

    • Handling a broad range of corporate legal needs, including legal research, privacy and cybersecurity, ERISA matters, securities law, corporate governance, and regulatory matters
    • Drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including customer agreements, contracts, vendor agreements, loan documents, and NDAs
    • Responding to inquiries from internal departments concerning trusts and estates, powers of attorney, subpoenas, and court documents
    • Drafting corporate governance documents, as needed
    • Advising members of the Commonwealth business departments
    • Acting as a liaison with Commonwealth’s Compliance group and assisting with implementing select policies and procedures

    Core strengths

    • JD from an accredited law school
    • 7+ years of relevant corporate experience
    • Experience in the financial services industry
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills
    • Must possess creative problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, and intellectual curiosity

    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.



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