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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.

Top Commodities Trading Firm Seeks Project Finance Counsel
Stamford, CT
We are working on an exclusive search for our client, a leading Stamford, Connecticut-based global firm focused on commodities trading and infrastructure investing, with an emphasis on energy products and projects, seeks an attorney with 3-6+ years of experience in corporate transactional and credit/finance work. This attorney will have wide-ranging responsibilities including: advising on a broad range of corporate financing matters such as borrowing base and working capital facilities; merchant bilateral financings and project financings; as well as prepayment, pre-export and other structured financings. The attorney will coordinate issues across various internal departments, including trading, credit, risk, finance, operations, tax, and compliance. While the role focuses on financing, this attorney will also advise on acquisition of assets, JV’s, and other M&A activity and the integration of those assets into the portfolio, provide support to portfolio companies, draft commercial contracts, perform general corporate work, and manage internal and external counsel both in the US and abroad. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of experience at a top-rated law firm and must be qualified to practice in New York, Connecticut or Texas. Credit and Loan experience is required and prior energy or restructuring experience a plus. This role requires a strategic thinker, enthusiastic about advising a creative business development team and interacting extensively with senior management. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a best in class global commodity merchant and legal team and gain exposure to all areas of the commodities industry. This Company offers a reasonable lifestyle and competitive compensation and the position sits in Stamford, Connecticut. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com.

Premier Financial Services Firm Seeks Broker-Dealer Counsel
Palo Alto, CA
A cutting-edge, US-based financial services firm headquartered in Northern California, valued at $6.5B, backed by top-tier investors, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the world, and known as a disruptive force in the online brokerage industry, seeks a stellar, extremely-motivated attorney to be part of a growing in-house regulatory legal team. As part of this team, the counsel will: navigate complex regulatory frameworks to design innovative financial products and services; identify and draft necessary changes to the firm’s systems and procedures to meet the requirements of new rules/regulations; draft agreements, disclosures, account documentation and website materials; monitor SEC/FINRA and SRO rule developments and make resulting recommendations; and research securities and brokerage questions and provide legal analysis and direction. The company offers a reasonable lifestyle, relocation package and competitive compensation. Ideal candidates will have 6+ years of solid experience handling securities and broker-dealer regulatory and compliance issues including: Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Regulation T; Bank Secrecy Act; KYC; AML; and in addition, has deep knowledge of federal securities, particularly regarding retail brokerage issues including margin, options, securities lending, etc. Candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a keen interest in the tech industry, strong project management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong attention to detail and organization will thrive here. This is an ideal role for someone who is excited to work at the intersection of regulation, technology, and finance. If interested, please contact Amanda Ragusa at aragusa@glslsg.com.

Lead Attorney for Financial Crime Prevention Matters
New York City
Our client, the U.S. arm of a prestigious international financial institution based in Manhattan, is seeking a senior attorney with 7+ years of strong regulatory and enforcement experience to be the Lead Attorney for Financial Crime Prevention Matters for the Americas region. This Lead Attorney will serve as a strategic advisor to the U.S. General Counsel, Legal and Compliance Departments, management and all employees on financial crime prevention matters for both business and compliance. The ideal candidate will have relevant financial crime prevention experience including an excellent understanding of U.S. AML, OFAC/Sanctions, and ABC laws and regulations as well a strong understanding of the financial industry and its related products. A top academic background is essential; relevant in-house experience in the legal or compliance department of a financial institution is strongly preferred, though qualified candidates from law firms or regulators will also be considered. This is an exceptional opportunity to serve in a highly visible role focusing on some of the most important and sensitive matters within the institution. Compensation will be highly competitive. If interested, please contact Amanda Ragusa at aragusa@glslsg.com.

Multiple Opportunities at Premier Hedge Fund:
New York City

Litigation Finance Attorney 
We are working on an exclusive search for a superstar junior litigator to join the growing litigation finance department of a prestigious NYC hedge fund. This unique business-side opportunity to take a front office role at a premier hedge fund will allow the attorney to participate in the diligence process for initial investments, including legal research and working alongside the senior lawyers analyzing the structure of investments and pricing risk. Candidates must have exceptionally strong analytical and researching abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a high capacity for detail, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing business environment. Applicants MUST have an extraordinary academic record and standardized test scores, genuine quantitative acumen, and have experience at a leading law firm or federal clerkship. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collegial, sophisticated, fast-paced, and innovative environment that values creativity, thoughtful problem-solving, and attention to detail. Compensation is highly competitive. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com
 
Executive Compensation Attorney
Our client, a top hedge fund seeks to hire a stellar executive compensation attorney with 3+ years of experience to counsel the firm on a broad variety of executive compensation and employment matters. Responsibilities include analyzing, drafting, and negotiating compensation, profits interest agreements and firm-wide compensation plans, as well as advising on laws and regulations regarding employment, compensation and related matters. Ideal experience is private portfolio management compensation expertise with meaningful experience drafting complex executive compensation agreements for investment management firms or financial services businesses. Exposure to deferred compensation tax code (Section 409A) provisions is critical. Advisory or counseling employee relations experience is a plus. Candidates with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, entrepreneurial business acumen and outstanding judgment will thrive in this collaborative, intellectual environment. The prestige of current firm, schools and test scores matters. This is an amazing opportunity to join a highly successful, dynamic fund and become the “go to” executive compensation attorney. Compensation is highly competitive and hours are much better than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com
 
Institutional Funds Attorney 
Our client, a highly prestigious US hedge fund with an outstanding reputation, seeks a very seasoned, extremely well-credentialed asset management attorney with a minimum of 5+ years’ relevant experience to join its midtown office. The successful candidate will be heavily involved in the Fund’s fast growing institutional asset management business. Core responsibilities include extensive interaction with the Fund’s institutional investors – e.g. pension funds, endowment funds, state governments, etc. – in developing new investment products, drafting and reviewing offering documents and investment management agreements, and negotiating with prospective clients and investors. The ideal candidate has solid experience representing institutional investors in separately managed accounts and a true understanding of the applicable laws and regulations, including the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, and ERISA. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at mgordon@glslsg.com.  
 
Investment Management/Compliance/Legal
Our client, a renowned buy side investment management company, seeks a superstar attorney to work closely with the firm's compliance professionals and Chief Compliance Officer. Responsibilities will include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements and general sales & trading advisory work. The position is a legal role within the firm's Compliance Group. Candidates must have 2+ years of relevant experience at an asset management firm, investment adviser, hedge fund manager, and/or top law firm, including some exposure to sales and trading issues. Applicants MUST have excellent academics, top credentials and experience at a leading law firm. Knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and/or the Commodities Exchange Act is a strong plus. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collegial, sophisticated, fast paced and innovative environment that values creativity, thoughtful problem-solving, and attention to detail. Hours are significantly more predictable than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at mgordon@glslsg.com

NY Bond Rating Agency Seeks CMBS Attorney
New York City

Director/Senior Director, CMBS
Midtown bond rating agency seeks an attorney with 3+ years of experience to serve as in-house counsel in its busy and growing CMBS group to work on CRE securitization deals. The focus will include conduits, single-asset/single-borrowers, and CRE CLOs with opportunities to assist with other structured finance products. The CMBS legal team works with other ratings analysts by evaluating potential credit risks in transaction and loan structures. You will work within the real estate finance team on the preparation of presale reports and evaluation of transactions, including assessing potential credit risks by reviewing offering documents, loan documents, and asset summaries. Responsibilities include: drafting legal riders for asset investment memoranda; preparing transaction overviews for publication in presale reports; reviewing securitization-related documents including representations and warranties and exceptions, intercreditors, and co-lenders; opining on whether such documents are consistent with current market standards; contributing to research projects, which include preparing short articles for potential publication, and conducting brief training sessions for the broader analytical group; and assisting the surveillance group with Rating Agency Confirmation (RAC) requests. Hours are typically 9AM-7PM. Compensation is competitive, and the title will be Director or Senior Director depending on years of experience. The bonuses are discretionary, based on company, team and individual performance. This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team reporting to an outstanding manager. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com

Real Estate Partner Opportunity for Top Firm
New York City
New York based law firm with an outstanding national Real Estate department seeks partner to take a major role in the practice. Firm represents clients across all disciplines of Real Estate. Strong legal and client relationship skills are a must. If interested, please contact Jon Truster at jtruster@glslsg.com.

Top Tier Law Firms
New York City
Major domestic and international firms are looking for well-credentialed junior and mid-level associates with experience in capital markets, M&A/private equity, asset management, litigation, broker-dealer and intellectual property. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Major Financial Institution
New York City
Chief Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer positions are available. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

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