Associate Legal Counsel

New York Permanent USD175,000 - USD250,000
  • Join the fast-growing legal team of top boutique investment bank
  • Hybrid working environment

About Our Client

Our client is a top boutique investment bank responsible for advising on some of the largest transactions within the financial services and technology sectors.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the Associate Legal Counsel will sit in the client's New York offices and support the company across functions, teams, and issues. The role will be focused on employment law matters with the ability to branch out and work on other matters. Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team to provide day to day legal support and counseling to HR, Operations, Front Office, Finance, Marketing and other internal clients
  • Provide clear cut legal advice on employment issues including: HR practices, performance management, terminations, recruiting, hiring, and compensation and benefits
  • Draft and review a wide range of employment related agreements, including: employment agreements, offer letters, executive compensation agreements, benefit plans, etc.
  • Create and manage templates for employment trainings, employee handbooks and various policies and procedures
  • Draft review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including: investment agreements, NDAs, software licensing and SaaS agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, technology licenses, and other operational agreements
  • Assist in the development and oversight of various programs, corporate policies, procedures and programs, as well as legal templates and training
  • Handle compliance and regulatory matters as they arise
  • Manage outside counsel when necessary

More information will be provided upon application. This role is exclusive to Page Executive New York. Submit your resume today and it will be considered within 24 hours of application.MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The Associate Legal Counsel candidate should have a strong understanding of employment law matters with a desire to expand into practicing other areas of law, including: investment banking, commercial contracts and compliance.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD from a top US ABA accredited law school with excellent academic credentials
  • 2-4 years of experience gained at a top AmLaw 100 firm handling employment law matters
  • Admission to the NY State Bar
  • Experience working cross-functionally and collaborate across multiple lines of business
  • Must show proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all management levels
  • Exceptional drafting and negotiating skills with the ability to prepare high level/high impact materials
  • Candidates must be local to NYC and be willing to work in-office on a hybrid schedule (2-3 days in office/2-3 days at home)
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered for this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to investment agreements and commercial contracts (NDAs, software licenses, SaaS contracts)
  • Possess excellent quantitative skills and the demonstrated ability to work well with numbers
  • Exposure to working and communicating directly with internal and external clients, including C-suite executives
  • Ambition to continue to grow and learn new areas of the law

What's on Offer

  • Hybrid working environment (2-3 days in office, WFH rest of week)
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 401K plan
  • Regular social events
  • Office lunches
  • Excellent career growth path
  • Access to world-class executives at high-growth companies
  • Exciting and unique deal flow
  • Performance based cash bonus with LTI plan

Jennifer Pettigrew
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Attorney - In-house
Financial Services
New York
Contract Type
Consultant name
Jennifer Pettigrew
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