This job opening is an opportunity to become an integral part of the in-house legal team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. We are seeking an energetic attorney with 3-5 years of legal experience to join a small, dynamic team of lawyers that provides research, legal advice, and counsel on a variety of topics and issues. This individual will work with many internal client departments and with individuals from all levels of the organization, as well with legal colleagues from other Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Basic requirements: JD with 3-5 years broad-based corporate law experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm or an in-house legal function. Experience in employment law, procurement, drafting and negotiating contracts and vendor agreements, and tenant leasing preferred. Payments, copyright, trademark, IT and/or cybersecurity law experience a plus but not required.


  • Draft and review procurement documents
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate contracts and licensing and service agreements (including but not limited to software-as-a-service subscription and service agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and software licenses)
  • Support and advise the Human Resources Department and others on a broad array of employment issues and matters
  • Support and advise the Real Estate Services Group on a variety of commercial building owner services, responsibilities, and general business issues/matters, including but not limited to tenant leasing
  • Communicate with, and provide advice on a wide range of matters to, staff and management from additional departments as needed or requested


  • J.D. from a well-recognized law school and strong academic credentials
  • Admission to MA bar
  • 3-5 years of law firm or in-house experience as a practicing lawyer
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple client requests/needs and adjust to shifting priorities
  • Willingness to spend the time necessary to meet demanding deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate yet work independently and with minimal supervision/direction
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong attention to detail and process/procedures
  • Willingness to make presentations and on occasion “teach;” receptivity to new and continuous learning
  • Ability to demonstrate poise and a professional demeanor at all times

As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston employees must comply with ethics rules which generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information if necessary.

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to an FBI fingerprint/criminal background check and Patriot Act / Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

Principals Only. No agencies please.