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Morgan Stanley: Associate – Legal (Legal and Compliance), Mumbai  

About Job

Morgan Stanley is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Associate – Legal (Legal and Compliance) based in Mumbai. This full-time, on-site role is a critical part of Morgan Stanley’s Legal & Compliance Division (LCD). As a market leader in financial services, Morgan Stanley values the talent and passion of its employees, offering a dynamic environment where professionals can learn, achieve, and grow. The position involves supporting the Early Dispute Resolution (EDR) and US litigation attorneys, with a focus on regulatory inquiries, customer complaints, and conduct risk.

About Organisation

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a broad range of investment banking, securities, investment management, and wealth management services. With over 10,001 employees and a presence in more than 43 countries, Morgan Stanley serves clients worldwide, including corporations, governments, and individuals. The firm’s Legal & Compliance Division is integral to its operations, ensuring adherence to legal and regulatory requirements, and managing financial crime prevention efforts.


  • Education: Qualified lawyer with an LLB (LLM is an added advantage).
  • Experience: 2-3 years post-qualification experience.
  • Skills: Strong understanding of legal documents and terminologies, proficiency in MS Office, and comfort working with technology. Prior experience in legal operations or reference data is an advantage.
  • Attributes: Self-starter, ability to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Early Dispute Resolution (EDR):
    • Analyze regulatory inquiries and prepare draft responses.
    • Review legal requests and interact with US personnel.
    • Retrieve and organize documents for production.
    • Document settlement agreements and coordinate payments.
    • Assist in handling customer complaints and documenting responses.
  • Conduct Risk Support:
    • Enter conduct risk information into the Conduct Risk Tool.
    • Reconciliation and reporting, coordination with global investigative teams.
    • Development of metrics and reporting related to conduct risk incidents.
    • Ensure execution of the firm’s conduct risk program.


  • Competitive salary as per industry standards.
  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious global financial services firm.
  • Professional growth in a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Exposure to international legal and compliance operations.

Mode and Location

  • Type: Full-time, on-site.
  • Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, at the Nirlon Knowledge Park.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should apply online through the official Morgan Stanley career portal. Ensure to submit a detailed resume highlighting your qualifications and experience. Regular calls with the US manager and team members are part of the role, and flexibility on working hours for time-sensitive matters is expected.

Important Dates

  • Posting Date: June 5, 2024.
  • Application Deadline: Apply as soon as possible to be considered among the first applicants.

For more details and to apply for the position, visit the  Morgan Stanley career portal.

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