Commodities Attorney, Vice President

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


Energetic and thoughtful attorney sought to support the Securities Division with a focus on the global commodities business. The Goldman Sachs global commodities business engages in a range of activities that requires the support of a diverse set of legal skills. These activities include sales and trading of physical commodities, structuring commodity based financing transactions, and commodity derivatives.

It is essential that the candidate have an ability to:

  • Understand and deal with commercial and regulatory issues relating to the trading and financing of commodities such as oil, natural gas, power and metals, among others.
  • Working with traded products (swaps, options, forwards) and relevant documentation as well as a background in secured financing and credit issues.
  • Familiarity with regulatory issues, including Dodd-Frank, would be valued.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years' post JD experience required in a leading law firm or financial institution
  • Experience with trading of physical and financial commodity products and documentation
  • Familiarity with commodities regulatory matters, including Dodd-Frank
  • Secured financing transactional experience a plus
  • Team player with inherent commercial judgment and the ability to respond and be flexible to client demands, while adhering to firm policies and practices