New York, New York

Position Overview

Job Title: Equities Derivatives Counsel

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: New York, NY


Your core responsibility will be to advise Deutsche Bank's US equity derivatives trading and structuring teams and other businesses in connection with a broad range of equity derivatives products, structured products, margin loans, cash equities and other investment banking products. You will provide legal guidance and counsel to the Business, credit, and other control functions on a wide range of topics including securities law, contracts law, documentation, margin regulations, SEC and CFTC regulations, internal policies, and other regulatory topics. The role comprises legal advice, decision of legal questions, creation of legal documents, and the communication of legal topics to the Business, credit and other control functions. An agile mindset, breadth of view, and enthusiasm for taking on a range of matters and issues will be important.

What We Offer You:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through Deutsche Bank's specialized employee groups

Return to Office:

At this time, all individuals present in the location must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • It is the Bank's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank's hybrid working model
  • Deutsche Bank provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion

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Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare, negotiate, and execute a variety of agreements related to equity derivatives, including ISDA confirmations, loan documents, repurchase plans and securities lending agreements
  • Advise business partners in the business teams on regulatory and other general legal matters relating to structured products including, but not limited to, 1933 and 1934 Act issues
  • Work with colleagues in the legal department in the US and overseas to coordinate advice regarding transactions and actual and proposed regulatory changes
  • Coordinate with Deutsche Bank Compliance, Deutsche Bank Credit and other control functions to ensure that internal approvals, legal policy points, and legal/regulatory changes are understood and reflected in final documentation
  • Coordinate with business and portfolio teams regarding closing and other deal execution matters and have active involvement in management of legal, regulatory, and reputational risk issues
  • Work with Deutsche Bank Business desks and Deutsche Bank legal billing group to manage external counsel engagements and legal costs and expenses

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Extensive relevant experience at a law firm and/or broker-dealer
  • Member in good standing of the New York Bar
  • Knowledge of the 1933 Act and 1934 Act, as well as Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act regulations
  • Knowledge of equity derivative products and ISDA documentation
  • Ability to identify and appropriately weigh risk and reputational and commercial issues in solving sophisticated legal problems

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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New York, New York

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs


  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly


  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things


  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’


  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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