Edward Jones Associate General Counsel - Legal Service - St. Louis, MO in United States


Job Title:

Associate General Counsel - Legal Service - St. Louis, MO

Opportunity Overview:

This position is responsible for providing legal advice and day-to-day legal support for branch teams and internal business areas on a broad range of account related topics and matters. It involves problem solving and early conflict resolution skills to resolve matters before they escalate into complaints or litigation. It requires an ability to identify and mitigate risks and trends with an aptitude for continual learning and intellectual curiosity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing advice and counsel to the firm, branch teams, and home office associates on a broad variety of account matters, including situations involving fiduciaries and court orders

  • Identify and assess potential liability to the firm, its affiliates and its associates.

  • Effectively interface with local authorities and handle non-regulatory state or federal agency inquiries

  • Assess risk and prepare associates to testify in non-party matter

  • Ensure branch teams and home office associates adhere to regulatory and legal guidelines

  • Identify and manage outside counsel when needed

  • Identify and address risks and trends

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Position Type:

Home Office



EEO Statement:

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Location:

Missouri, St. Louis

Company Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

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Awards and Accolades:

  • For the 19th year, Edward Jones was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” by FORTUNE magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall. These 19 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for 15 years, top 5 rankings for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003.

From FORTUNE Magazine, February 15, 2018 © 2018 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.

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Position Requirements:

Position Requirements

  • Requires J.D. and license to practice law in Missouri or an equivalent state.

  • SIE exam (if applicable), Series 7, 66, 9, 10, 24, and insurance licenses preferred or must be obtained within 12 months of hire.

  • Requires 3-5 years of progressive responsibility as an attorney in private practice, in the public sector, or in an in-house counsel capacity.

  • Possess exceptional legal knowledge, judgment, work ethic and integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex matters.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to influence decisions at all levels of an organization and with outside counsel.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities.

  • Sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to achieve solutions.

  • Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality.