The following are a selection of our current opportunities. For more information and a complete list of searches we are conducting, please contact us to speak directly with a recruiter.
One of NYC’s Fastest Scaling Startups Seeks Two In-House Lawyers
New York, NY
Having just completed a successful $100 million Series C funding round, our client seeks to hire two in-house lawyers: one to focus on Investment Advisers Act regulatory issues and the other to focus on retail funds and ’40 Act issues. These candidates will report directly to the General Counsel and work in a cross functional environment involving legal, compliance, product and risk. Compensation consists of a competitive base, bonus as well as options. The work life balance is better than Big Law.
Investment Advisers Act Role: Responsibilities include regulatory, compliance and disclosure matters as well as advising on commercial matters, product and feature development. The candidate will play an integral role in this growing organization. The candidate will work with teams across the organization to ensure that the business is compliant as it scales and launches new products. Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of relevant experience. Experience at a government agency or in house legal department (FinTech, broker-dealer, or insurance company) preferred. Experience with the U.S. federal securities laws and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and/or U.S. broker-dealer laws and regulations required. Experience with privacy law, broker-dealer regulations, funds and advising FinTech companies preferred.
’40 Act/Retail Funds Role: Among other duties, this attorney will: prepare registration statements, proxy statements and other fund documents; represent closed-end funds in offerings; advise internal business people and coordinate with the SEC on a variety of matters, including no-action and interpretive requests, exemptive applications, resolving SEC staff comments, and inspections and examinations; and advise on a variety of securities law matters, including issues relating to conflicts of interest, affiliated transactions, distribution matters, and the implementation of compliance programs. Ideal candidates will have 6+ years of experience with fund formations and securities offerings by retail and alternative funds; novel retail investment products; closed-end funds; and ETFs.
If interested in either position, please contact Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com.
Top Institutional Brokerage Firm Seeks Broker-Dealer Attorney
New York, NY
A captive institutional brokerage firm, headquartered in New York and partnering with a cutting-edged quant fund that manages approximately $60 billion in assets, seeks stellar, ambitious attorney to be part of its unparalleled regulatory legal team. Assist key stakeholders on legal and regulatory matters associated with day-to-day trading activities and business initiatives; advise on license requirements and applications as Firm expands into additional international jurisdictions and new products, such as cryptocurrencies; keep abreast of evolving areas of broker-dealer law and regulation, compliance obligations and regulatory examinations; and provide guidance on compliance with rules and regulations applicable to the global trading of equities, futures and options; support the broker-dealer’s regulatory compliance department, as needed; and draft and review responses to regulatory inquiries. Firm offers reasonable lifestyle, relocation package and competitive compensation. Ideal candidate will have 8-10+ years of experience handling securities and broker-dealer regulatory and compliance issues at a top tier U.S. law firm, major financial services company, or regulatory agency. Significant experience with securities and other financial laws including the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Commodity Exchange Act, FINRA and exchange rules, and other related U.S. and non-U.S. securities and financial instrument-related statutes is required. Cryptocurrency experience is a definite plus. If interested, contact Sarah Sleight at .
Financial Services Group Seeks Energy/Infrastructure Attorney for a Business Side Role
New York, NY
This is a rare opportunity for a project finance/energy attorney to move to the business side! Our client, an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries, is looking for a business side Vice President to join its rapidly growing infrastructure, power and finance team in a business role in its midtown NYC office. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of extensive infrastructure, power, energy or project finance experience from a top firm. This role will involve evaluating, structuring, and negotiating transactions across the company’s platform. Compensation is competitive with BigLaw. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLS Exclusive: Top Funds Counsel Needed at SF Fund/Family Office
Temporarily Remote/San Francisco, CA
We are the exclusive recruiters for our client, a VC and tech-driven fund, looking to hire a top funds attorney. Join a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where business-minded lawyers thrive. Take ownership of a range of matters and expand your skill set. The responsibilities for this role will include: fund formation; transactional and general corporate work; and some fund compliance. Ideal candidates will have 2-5+ years of private fund formation experience. Stellar credentials and BigLaw experience are absolutely preferred. Compensation is competitive with BigLaw and the hours are truly lifestyle-friendly. Position will begin as fully remote with eventual relocation (likely by year-end) to the San Francisco area. This is an amazing opportunity to move your career to the next level. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com.
Prestigious NY Law Firm Seeks M&A Associate
New York, NY
Our client, a prestigious NY based law firm, is looking for ambitious associates for its active and growing public M&A practice, which is highly regarded for its high profile, sophisticated and cutting-edge deals. The firm’s M&A team is small, close-knit, collegial, collaborative, and has a tremendous network of support. The ideal candidate will have 4-6+ years of solid public M&A experience as well as '34 Act experience. Ideally, the candidate will be based in NYC, but it is possible to be located in one of the firm’s other offices. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLS Exclusive: Prestigious NJ Trial Boutique Seeks Litigation Associate
Northern New Jersey
We are working on an exclusive search for our client, an elite litigation boutique in Northern NJ. The firm is eager to hire a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial superstar litigation associate to join its exploding criminal and civil practice. The firm routinely represents major corporations and prominent individuals in top-of-the-news cases. It is proud to take multiple cases to trial each year and can offer talented associates the opportunity to be involved in cases from inception to completion and gain real responsibility from day one. Our search firm is proud that two of our BigLaw candidates were promoted to partnership and the firm is committed to continue to promote from within. This is an outstanding opportunity for litigators who want to get serious trial experience and continue to grow in a truly dynamic practice. For litigators eager to serve as an AUSA, the firm is incredibly well-connected with the DOJ, particularly in NJ and the SDNY, and can help pave the way for that opportunity. Candidates must have a Federal Clerkship, 2+ years of substantive, sophisticated litigation experience at a top firm, and an excellent academic record. NJ bar membership required (NY bar members may waive in). Compensation is highly competitive for both base and bonus. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com.
Top Tier Law Firms – Join the Restructuring Boom
New York, NY
Prominent law firms with destination debtor and creditor practices are eager to add associates with at least 2 years of transactional or litigation experience in insolvency or restructuring. This is the moment for ambitious, well-credentialed and motivated associates to move to some of the busiest and most sought-after insolvency practices. Secure your future in this wave. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Financial Institution
New York, NY
Chief Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer positions are available. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at email@example.com.