In-House: Blended Legal & Business Role – Boutique Investment Advisory Firm Seeks Junior Private Equity, Asset Management or M&A Associate
G&S is assisting a boutique advisory firm (based in the DMV) that manages proprietary capital and invests in a variety of asset classes in the recruitment of an Associate General Counsel to serve as its second lawyer. The firm serves clients who are looking for equity and growth, political oversight and new business leads, and its clients include Fortune 10 companies, non-profits, issue advocacy organizations, privately held companies and high net worth individuals.
The AGC will join a small corporate team in this blended legal/business role. In addition to advising on a broad range of corporate matters, you will work with senior management on evaluating and conducting diligence on potential long term investments. You will work hand-in-glove with a seasoned General Counsel who has represented this client for more than a decade and have direct client access.
Primary Responsibilities: Review and negotiate investment opportunities, conduct related due diligence, and perform research and analysis as needed; counsel management on a range of compliance matters and liaise with the requisite Federal agencies; and support and advise the investment team on corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, financings, and strategic alliances with the support of top tier outside counsel when needed.
Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of private equity, corporate finance, investment fund and/or M&A experience in an AmLaw top 100 law firm or in the financial services industry. An MBA and/or prior business background in private equity or at a hedge fund as an analyst is preferred. Must have a willingness to work on a broad variety and constantly evolving array of subject matters, as well as possess exceptional business judgment, with the ability to think strategically and provide practical advice by balancing business needs with legal risks.
**The firm offers top of market, law firm competitive compensation (including potential equity interests). Incredibly rare opportunity for a junior corporate associate to be a true business partner at a boutique advisory firm with top-tier clients and without needing to relocate outside the DMV.
Job ID: 15296