Please note this is a representative sample of some of our current openings, updated dynamically. We have open positions across all practice areas on both a national and global basis, with success in making placements across those practice areas and geographical locations.
CORPORATE MID-LEVELS LOOKING TO MAINTAIN A WORK-LIFE BALANCE
THE NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK LITIGATION OPPORTUNITY (CLASS OF 2015 - 2011)
WELL-RESPECTED BANK REGULATORY PRACTICE OFFERS BROAD EXPERIENCE AND GROWTH POTENTIAL WITH EXCITING CLIENT BASE
SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR CHAMBERS RANKED REAL ESTATE PRACTICE
HUNGRY FOR A MAJOR CHANGE?
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN TOP ASSET MANAGEMENT PRACTICE, WILL CONSIDER RE-TOOL
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS FUNDS GROUP, WHY NOT JOIN IT?
TOP RANKED HEDGE FUND PRACTICE WOULD LOVE TO SEE MID-LEVEL TO COUNSEL CANDIDATES WHO SEEK PARTNERSHIP
CHAMBERS RANKED PRIVATE FUNDS PRACTICE WITH WONDERFUL CULTURE AND PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
EXCLUSIVE IN HOUSE ROLE FOR ASSET BASED SECURITIZATION ATTORNEY
EXCLUSIVE IN HOUSE ROLE FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (CRE) SECURITIZATION ATTORNEY
MOVE TO SINGAPORE (NOT AS CRAZY AS IT SOUNDS) AND BE THE NEXT FUNDS PARTNER AT A THRIVING AMLAW 50 LAW FIRM
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD OUT A PUBLIC M&A PRACTICE OF AN AM LAW 50 FIRM
Great opportunity for a fourth or fifth year transactional attorney to maintain a sophisticated and broad based transactional practice while still having control over your life. Our client, a mid-sized firm, seeks someone who is entrepreneurial and prepared to take a hands on approach to a wide range of matters. Work will include M&A, financings, restructurings and structured finance for clients in the pharma, tech, healthcare and retail industries. Opportunity to share a percentage of any work that you bring in. Attorneys from smaller firms are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click here.
Most litigation groups are oversubscribed at all levels and, in particular, at the senior level – more than that, most firms prioritize their corporate practices for promotion. It is rare for us to sit down with litigation partners at a profitable litigation-focused law firm who are offering up an opportunity with realistic and probable partnership potential. It is even rarer when those partners are down to earth, interested in having their associates take over client relationships and put a premium on mentorship. Any litigator with 3+ years of strong experience and an interest in representing a broad spectrum of funds clients need to pick up their head for this opportunity. You will have a voice in how the group continues its growth, you will work on a range of interesting and complex matters that will require you to really litigate (motion practice, depositions, etc.) and you will have control over your career. Don’t be complacent and think you will see this opportunity again – find out more about it now. For more information, please click here.
We spoke with two attorneys leading the U.S. and U.K. subgroups of a strong Chambers-ranked bank regulatory practice of an AmLaw 50 law firm - they highlighted the growth potential within their team for a strong mid-level associate as there is no one standing in the way for purposes of promotion. The group offers a broader range of experience than most - there is opportunity to handle transactional, advisory and enforcement representation for a range of sophisticated clients, many of whom are headquartered abroad, which makes the work more interesting and adds a satisfying dimension to one’s practice that is typically difficult to get. For the person who enjoys research, writing and advising and wants more opportunity to be in front of clients, this is the opportunity you should be considering. The group has had success with their associates going in-house to clients but they also strive to create an environment where their attorneys want to be long-term - in particular, the group’s leader in New York is supportive, reasonable and someone who engenders loyalty in her attorneys. If this description resonates with you and you have bank regulatory experience (either from a law firm, financial institution or the government), please click here to be put in touch with Nicole Donnelly.
My client represents a large and diverse roster of clients, including institutional investors, real estate developers, tenants, hedge funds and private equity funds, in a comprehensive range of real estate transactions involving purchases and sales, financings, joint ventures, restructurings, leases, and development. They are looking for a senior attorney with 7 plus years of experience for a Special Counsel role for their chambers’ ranked real estate practice. The role is off-track but the compensation is very competitive. This is a rare opportunity, as most firms do not directly bring in associates as Special Counsel. The partners are terrific and you will love the warm culture of the group. For more information, click here.
Are you interested in breaking into patent litigation? A valued client is searching for a class of 2018 patent litigator with a technical background (computer science or the ability to read source code is a huge plus). Alternatively, if you’re not currently a patent litigator, but have the technical background and would love to transition to the patent litigation space, this is a rare opportunity to make that move. This group handles 5-10 trials a year across the country and the world, allowing associates at all levels to delve into the trenches with depositions and expert witnesses. The attorneys work hard, but the culture is respectful and collegial, and life outside the office is valued. Clients include SiriusXM and Acceleration Bay. If you’ve been looking for a chance to become a patent litigator with dynamic and genuine colleagues, this is an opportunity worth exploring. For more information, click here.
My client has one of the top funds’ practices in the country and they are looking to bring on associates with 1-3 years of legal experience for their asset management group. The role consists of reviewing and negotiating investor subscription and transfer documents for private equity sponsor clients. As an associate in this group you will have significant client contact from day one. Although knowledge of securities law is a plus, it is not necessary, as my client will train candidates from all transactional backgrounds. In addition to strong academics, my client is looking for associates who possess excellent interpersonal skills and who can present well to clients and opposing counsel. Please click here to learn more.
To be at the top of your game as a funds attorney, you need to align with a firm that is at the top of its game in the funds space. One of the most visibly elite and progressive law firms and funds practices (domestically and globally) has asked us to present associates with 3+ years of private funds experience. They are the right firm for ambitious associates who can appreciate what a firm of this caliber can offer them in the way of training, resources, client connections and future prospects. The firm is well-known for top compensation and a more modern partnership track and you can’t help but revere the growth they have experienced and the impressive strategy behind it. If you would benefit from discussing this opportunity in more depth, please lease click here.
Known for being one of the top firms in the Hedge Fund space, this client focuses its practice on advising asset managers in connection with the full range of matters including fund formation, fund seeding and M&A. In addition to handling of funds of funds and credit and distressed funds, the firm has a strong awareness of the hedge fund regulatory landscape and current market trends. Admired for his extensive expertise in all hedge fund matters, the head of the group is known for being an exceptional lawyer, whose clients appreciate his ability to get clients an edge in a highly competitive hedge fund market. This group is busy and is looking for candidates with desire to work with the best. If you are interested in raising the bar on your practice, please lease click here.
One of our top clients with an ever-growing practice focused on Private Equity Funds, the group looking to add a strong mid-level. The practice is active in various aspects of private equity transactions and regularly provides counsel to prominent fund sponsors and investors on the full range of their investment-related activities, including fund formations, leveraged buyouts, consortium bids, syndications and exit strategies. The head of the group has represented major private equity fund sponsors for over 25 years at the same firm. With a history of promoting lateral candidates, this is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for partnership opportunity. Please click here to learn more.
My client is one of the top bond rating agencies. They are looking for an associate to work with their Asset Based team in New York. The ideal candidate will have experience with a broad range of asset classes and CLOs and CDOs. The group works and sits with the credit analysts, and are tasked with reviewing legal documents to assess credit risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to assessing risk in that the lawyers are not only expected to look at the legal aspects but also to develop a sense of the economics of the deal with respect to risk.
The reason for the hire is that the group is busy. They have no instances of people leaving, as people are happy and eventually are promoted. We placed a former “Big Law” ABS associate with this group earlier this year, and she is absolutely thrilled with the move. She loves raves about the people, the work, and the hours. Indeed, the hours are highly predictable, weekend work is rare. The work is varied and culture is collaborative, friendly, and lighthearted. Everyone on the team is smart and impressive and down-to-earth. Please click here to learn more.
My client, one of the top bond rating agencies is seeking a CRE Securitization Attorney to join their legal team within the Real Estate Finance group in New York. The role presents an opportunity to balance work and life and to work with a terrific group of professionals. The primary types of transactions your role will initially focus on include CRE CLOs, conduits, single-asset/single-borrowers, as well as MBS, and SFR. Opportunities may also arise for you to assist with other product types across their structured finance platform. The Team works directly with the ratings analysts by evaluating potential credit risks in transaction and loan structures related primarily to CMBS, CRE CLO and MBS issuances
You will work within the Real Estate Finance team on the preparation of presale reports and evaluation of transactions, including: assessing potential credit risks in transactions by reviewing offering documents, loan documents, and asset summaries to identify and evaluate issues. You will be responsible for drafting legal riders for asset investment memoranda and preparing transaction overviews for publication in presale reports.
You will be reviewing securitization-related documents including representations and warranties and exceptions, inter-creditors, and co-lenders and opining on whether such documents are consistent with current market standards. The role also includes contributing to research projects on timely issues impacting the client’s Real Estate Finance platform, which include preparing short articles for potential publication, and conducting brief training sessions for the broader analytical group. You will also assist the Real Estate Finance Surveillance group with Rating Agency Confirmation (RAC) requests. This will involve having you review RAC requests (defeasances and assumptions) and related loan documents and servicing agreements, in addition to coordinating with outside counsel and surveillance analysts. Please click here to learn more.
If you are an ambitious funds attorney with 3+ years of experience and an appreciation for what life abroad can look like, learn more about this opportunity. We spoke with an impressive funds partner who started the Singapore office of an AmLaw 50 law firm. His business is thriving and he is being encouraged to groom and promote an attorney to partner as a result. He has a track record for loyalty among his attorneys and has the ears of firm management - his office is being given the resources it needs to grow. The client base and day to day workflow is diverse - work for sponsors setting up funds, institutional investors investing in funds, range of unique transactions in secondary market. The office it tight-knit and made up of socially smart individuals who have come from other strong firms and they are firing on all cylinders such that it is the most successful office in the area. This is a rare opportunity.
And before you discount Singapore, learn about it. For families, there is no safer place for children, the education is excellent and home care is reasonable and routine. Beyond that, it is rich with culture (and literally rich - the third richest country in the world), has an endless array of excellent food/restaurant options, and an incredibly supportive and extensive ex-Pat community. And its location offers the easiest travel options to the most incredibly locations. Please click here to learn more!
This is the opportunity ambitious M&A associates wait for -- an Am Law 50 law firm is committed to building out its public M&A practice in New York to match the success it has had in its other offices. They have brought in a young, energetic and accomplished partner with significant contacts, particularly in the life sciences and technology space, to make this happen - and in a short time, they have had resounding success. What they need now is the team to support him, which means a ground floor opportunity to make partner, direct contact with clients on a daily basis and a chance to be impactful in the growth of this practice. Leave behind the practice where you are cog in the wheel, where there are partner contenders senior, junior and at the same level as you, and where you have no way of knowing your advancement prospects. The partners in this group are smart, charismatic and well-connected and want to invest in the associates that join them. If you have 2+ years of M&A experience and an interest in specializing in public M&A transactions, please click here to hear more.
TOP STAND-ALONE IP TECH TRANSACTIONS GROUP SEEKS MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE [CLASS OF 2015-2013]
If you’re passionate about IP tech transactions, but find yourself doing more deal support than you’d like, this is an opportunity to become a truly well-rounded, versatile tech transactions attorney. A top firm with a prominent IP tech transactions group is looking to hire an associate who wants a broad practice – including licensing, outsourcing, strategic ventures, blockchain/cryptocurrencies, privacy/cybersecurity, and some deal support. Associates play significant roles on their matters and develop skills that are highly attractive to in-house employers – indeed, the group regularly sees its associates join some of the most coveted in-house roles. The group is social, dynamic, and supportive, and is situated within one of the premier global firms. This is a great opportunity to join a group of talented attorneys who do some of the most cutting edge work in the space, and to develop a multifaceted tech transactions practice. For more information, click here.
PREMIERE FUNDS PRACTICE WITH A TRULY GREAT CULTURE IS LOOKING FOR A MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE [CLASS OF 2015-2013]
JOIN A TOP REAL ESTATE TEAM THAT HAS A DOMINANT, STAND ALONE PRACTICE AND IS TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY FIRM LEADERSHIP. GAIN EXPOSURE TO TOP DEVELOPERS, BANKS AND PE FIRMS (WITH A DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT TO TOP IT OFF)
A firm with a premiere funds practice and a very affable, team-oriented group is looking to grow. Although this is a top New York firm, it is known for its culture, and the funds group greatly contributes to that reputation. The attorneys are extremely nice and approachable, and the firm offers a work environment that is more relaxed than most law firms without sacrificing prestige. The attorneys are respectful of each other and each other’s time, and they work collaboratively as a group. The firm also takes training seriously and offers many comprehensive training programs. The funds group has a diverse practice, representing sponsors and investors in a variety of markets. The group offers a platform from which associates successfully transition in-house, but there is also the opportunity for growth within the group if partnership is something on your radar. This is an excellent opportunity to take your funds practice to the next level while working with attorneys who invest in your career and with sophisticated clients across a wide range of markets. For more information, click here.
Part of a real estate group that isn’t getting its due at your firm? Not in a position to make partners in the group? Doesn’t offer as vibrant a client base as you need? Then meet with this team. This real estate group sells itself if you are eager to join a thriving department that is dominating the market in connection with debt, private equity and development. The group is Chambers-ranked and working with all the top flight clients well-known in the real estate world -- working for these clients will up your game and network and significantly impact your future prospects. Part of a national practice spanning New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London, the New York team has grown to be one of the largest real estate practices in New York (and one of the largest groups in the New York office), but still of a size where associates say they are seen by the partners and are ensured substantive experience consistently. This group is garnering the attention of the firm and is poised to offer strong candidates training, mentorship and abundance resources, along with top compensation. They have a great track record for sending attorneys in-house but also making lateral partners. And culturally, they are one of the most sought-out groups at the firm, with a range of scheduled events and impromptu work breaks revolving around the trendiest foods and activities - just to show they don’t take themselves too seriously. The group is shiny and bright and looking for like-minded midlevels to join them as their market share continues to increase. If you are looking for a platform you’ll enjoy and that will give you training and options, meet with them and you’ll be sold. For more information, click here.
BROAD-BASED STRUCTURED FINANCE PRACTICE WITH STRONG EXIT OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTERNERSHIP POTENTIAL IS LOOKING FOR A MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE [CLASS of 2014-2012]
This intimate-sized structured finance practice is an entrepreneurial group, and is looking to grow. Their client base is broad—not just banks! While they would love to hire someone who is interested in partnership since their goal is to promote from within, our client has made it clear that there is the opportunity to work for their clients as well. They take pride in training their associates while not micromanaging them. If you are looking to specialize in structured finance, but are sick of being one of many and working for the same clients over and over, this is an excellent opportunity. For more information, click here.
ALL CMBS/ STRUCTURED FINANCE PRACTICES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL: OUR CLIENT WANTS YOU TO KNOW HOW THEY ARE YOUR BEST OPTION
CMBS, Securitization and CLO associates should be looking to maximize their experience by securing the most varied type of work possible for the widest range of clients, and gaining the most diverse skill set possible, particularly if the goal is to go in-house, but also to enhance professional satisfaction. And you want to do it while practicing with people who prioritize their associates’ development, their client exposure, and their internal and external brand. We recently sat down with partners of our AmLaw 50 law firm client and are convinced they offer all of this – and they do it better than their competitors. It is easy to assume all CMBS, securitization and CLO practices are built the same but if an associate takes a meeting with this team, they will learn quickly how different they actually are. As you consider your career and how to ensure you have attractive options in the future (and a sustainable, satisfying career now), please reach out to hear about this opportunity. For more information, click here.
One of our premier clients is looking for a corporate antitrust lawyer to join its collegial and close-knit team. We placed an associate in this group who has loved the work and the experience she is getting on extremely sophisticated transactions. This associate will get the opportunity to analyze transactions for reportability under ex-US foreign competition regimes, monitor changes to merger control agreements worldwide, advise M&A members on various regulations and/or assist with foreign filings and HSR compliance, among other things. Excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience in the transactional antitrust space while working amongst the best and the brightest lawyers. For more information, click here.
CORPORATE ANTITRUST ASSOCIATE ROLE WITH ELITE LAW FIRM
PROMINENT nEW YORK-BASED FIRM SEEKS MID-LEVEL TO JOIN VIBRANT, mULTIFACETED BANKRUPTCY GROUP IN CHICAGO [CLASS OF 2014-2012]
We recently spoke with the head of our long-time client's Bankruptcy team in Chicago, who enlisted our help in finding a passionate and curious candidate truly interested in expanding and elevating his or her practice. This group does a broad range of work - both litigation and transactional - and represents both creditors and debtors, alike. This role offers the benefit of a practice small enough to allow a proactive attorney to stand out, while at the same time providing access to the range and sophistication of work available at only the most prominent, global platforms. Well-known for its collegial and collaborative culture, this firm - and this group particularly - is made up of well-rounded attorneys, all with lives outside the office, who truly prize teamwork above all else. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to take on increasing responsibility; a thirst for growth and leadership and experience in either bankruptcy litigation or transactional bankruptcy work (with the ability to articulate why he or she wants, and how he or she plans, to expand). This is truly a stellar and unique opportunity for someone craving a better lifestyle, sophisticated and vibrant work and the opportunity for meaningful advancement. This firm is open to relocating an attorney with the right skill set and admittance to the Illinois bar is not required. For more information, click here.
PREMIER BANK REGULATORY GROUP SEEKS AMBITIOUS MID-LEVEL [CLASS OF 2014-2012]
We recently spoke with the head of this firm’s Bank Regulatory practice, who shared insights about the firm’s culture, as well as the candidate who would best meet its current hiring needs. This is a dynamic practice with a large, global alumni network. The group’s client-base includes both foreign and domestic banks, and attorneys advise on wide range of enforcement and regulatory issues, including but not limited to Dodd Frank. The attorneys in the group are tight-knit, and the work environment collegial and collaborative. Matters are leanly-staffed and associates are encouraged to build relationships with clients, as well as to pursue their specific interests, should they have any (e.g., fin tech or AML). The group is currently in growth mode and looking to add a stellar mid-level excited about taking on higher levels of responsibility on a diverse array of matters, and building closer relationships with clients. For more information, click here.