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Legal Counsel

Oakland, CA
Quincy Data and McKay Brothers are seeking an associate-level attorney to join our in-house legal team. We are a profitable, industry-leading fintech firm serving banks, hedge funds and trading firms.
The role presents a unique opportunity to take on a wide variety of projects and responsibilities, with mentorship from our experienced in-house team as well as our cadre of exceptional external counsel. You will also work closely with our business teams, predominantly in Oakland – including client services, finance, business development, and marketing.
Our global in-house legal team is geographically dispersed (from base offices in Oakland and Paris) but works closely together. Your ability to work independently but cohesively with the remote legal team is essential. The Company’s geographic reach includes the major financial exchanges in US, Canada, Europe, UK, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, PRC, and India, and is continually expanding.
This position is based in our Oakland office and requires at least 3 days/week working in the office.
Your primary responsibilities will be:
  • Drafting and reviewing client service agreements, licensing agreements, vendor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements;

  • Providing practical legal advice and support on business matters to the Company’s sales, development, engineering, and management teams;
  • Managing US corporate governance compliance and maintaining/updating intercompany agreements; and
  • Collaborating with the legal team and company management on various special projects.

You will have:

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or international equivalent.

  • Active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California or eligibility for registered in-house counsel status.
  • 4+ years of practicing legal experience, preferably with a mix of law firm and in-house experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Sound, fundamental writing and analytic skills - you must be able to draft from scratch and review boilerplate language with precision.
  • Industry experience in telecommunications, financial exchange operations, trading and/or market data distribution is a plus, as is experience in the international markets we serve.
  • Technical fluency with Salesforce and automating templates is another plus.


Compensation & Benefits:
The Oakland, CA base salary range for this full-time position is $140,000-170,000. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
The Company provides a comprehensive benefits package including: generous medical, dental & vision policies; 401(k) plan, currently with a company match; paid vacation; life insurance; AD&D; commuter benefits; and EAP.
About McKay Brothers & Quincy Data:

McKay Brothers and Quincy Data are the world’s leading providers of ultra-low latency wireless infrastructure and market data technology. Since their initial launch in 2012, they have served the financial markets’ most demanding trading firms. Their offering is anchored by faster-than-fiber wireless networks interconnecting major global financial centers with time-sensitive trade messages and curated market data Services are provided under a “Level Playing Field” policy: meaning the fastest routes are made available to any subscriber. Learn more at www.mckay-brothers.com and www.quincy-data.com.


Please note that by submitting this application, you give us consent to collect, store, and process your personal data for the purpose of the job application process. Your personal data will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws and our privacy policy located here: https://www.mckay-brothers.com/privacy-policy/ & https://www.quincy-data.com/privacy-policy/

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