Hudson River Trading is looking for an experienced lawyer with a strong background in employment law to join our Legal team. This role is based in our New York City office. 

This role requires extremely close teamwork and collaboration within the Legal team and with People Operations. As a strategic partner, you will provide multi-state and cross-border employment advice, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations throughout all jurisdictions in which HRT has offices. 

The ideal candidate has a hands-on approach, strong attention to detail, and the ability to make risk-weighted assessments and recommendations to stakeholders. 


  • Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities within the labor and employment area and advise accordingly
  • Partner with HR on employment-related legal matters, including but not limited to offers and separations, data privacy, employee handbooks, etc.
  • Strategize and manage post-employment negotiations and dispute resolutions
  • Supervise outside counsel on employment-related matters


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required
  • 10+ years of experience practicing employment law
  • In-house experience is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of US employment law 
  • Familiarity with employment laws in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China and/or India strongly preferred
  • Experience in the financial services industry preferred but not required

Annual base salary range of $200,000 to $300,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits.


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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