Sr. Attorney - Contracts

Locations: Chicago
ID: 13975


CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

CME Group ( is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.  But who we are goes deeper than that.  Here, you can impact markets worldwide.  Transform industries.  And build a career shaping tomorrow.  We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small.  Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better.  With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known.  But big enough for your ideas to make an impact.  The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless.  Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers.  Those are our people.  And we’re looking for more.

The Sr. Attorney provides legal guidance to various CME Group business units and works with other attorneys in the department on analysis of new business initiatives and new regulatory requirements, gaining broad exposure to all aspects of the business.  The Sr. Attorney will play a lead role in initiatives supporting growth in liquidity in key product areas.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Draft, negotiate, review, manage, and process agreements for the procurement of goods and services, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements and agreements for real estate related services
  • Draft, negotiate, review, manage, and process market maker and liquidity provider programs and agreements, as well as fee arrangements
  • Support day-to-day co-location issues and agreements, exchange connection and development agreements
  • Support review process for regulatory rule filing requirements and certifications
  • Support Office of the Secretary with respect to routine SEC filings and disclosures


  • 5-10 years of experience as a practicing attorney negotiating commercial agreements
  • Contract management system experience required
  • Prior in-house experience strongly preferred
  • JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Member of Illinois bar in good standing
  • Experience working cross divisionally in a mid to large size company
  • Experience working with internal and external customers
  • Excellent negotiating, drafting, analytical and written and oral communication skills


As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day. 
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.



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