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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.

Global Alternative Asset Manager Seeks Director of Regulatory/Compliance
New York City
Our client, a global alternative asset manger with over $365B AUM is seeking an asset management lawyer with 5+ years of asset management legal and regulatory experience for a Director-level position in its NYC-based Legal & Regulatory Group. The Focus will be regulatory and compliance oversight for the Real Estate portfolio of funds. This Director-level position will have a dual-report to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and will work closely with the legal, finance and operations, risk, and institutional marketing groups. The Regulatory Compliance Officer will be responsible for: (i) coordinating and facilitating implementation of the Regulatory Compliance Program and (ii) assisting in the design and development of the Regulatory Compliance Program through adoption (and updating) of protocols designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. In-house experience at a global asset management firm that manages private funds and related investment vehicles through registered investment advisers is a plus, but not required. BigLaw experience is highly desired. Real estate-related experience is helpful, but an interest in the field is a must. Hours are reasonable and compensation is competitive. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic "hands-on" team in a stable, growing, and well-regarded financial institution. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com. 

Global Asset Manager Seeks Assistant General Counsel
New York City
An outstanding global asset manager with more than $80B in AUM seeks an attorney to join its team. This client promotes a collegial work environment and work life balance. The role offers a phenomenal opportunity to gain tremendous responsibility and varied work in a fast-paced and supportive work environment. This role focuses on a structured capital/private credit business. This attorney will provide primary legal support to the company including CLOs and direct private credit investments. A significant portion of time in this position will be dedicated to CLO issuance and private credit transactional support, but the attorney can also dabble in general credit work such as direct lending and other structured capital work. Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of experience and a working knowledge of CLOs, structured finance investments and lending transactions. Experience with fund formation, restructuring or bankruptcy is a plus. Top credentials and top firm experience are a must. Compensation is competitive. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@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.

Multiple Opportunities at Premier Hedge Fund:
New York City

Investment Products Attorney
Our client, a prestigious US hedge fund based in midtown Manhattan, seeks a well-credentialed private funds attorney with 3+ years of experience. Working closely with the firm’s investment, business development and investor relations team, this attorney will be involved in all aspects of new product development, including successful product launches. Responsibilities will also include advising the corporate development team on investment strategies, initiatives and new lines of business. Familiarity with key investment management laws and regulations, such as Investment Advisers Act, Investment Management Act and ERISA as well as experience with private funds (open or closed-end) is required; expertise with managed accounts and other product types (mutual funds, collective investment trusts and UCIT’s) is a plus. Stellar credentials along with leading law firm or in-house experience are a must. Attorneys who collaborate well with business side professionals will thrive here. Compensation is highly competitive and hours are significantly better than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com
 
IP/Technology Transactions Attorney
Our client, a prestigious US hedge fund based in midtown Manhattan, seeks a stellar-credentialed IP/Technology Transactions attorney with 5+ years of experience. This candidate will become part of a small, highly-skilled team that reviews and negotiates a wide range of commercial contracts. Responsibilities include: drafting, reviewing, and negotiating data and software license agreements; handling various technology, vendor, and consulting agreements; and advising financial and technology-oriented businesses within the firm on intellectual property, privacy, and other legal issues. Applicants must have excellent academics, top credentials and superior writing skills (a writing sample will be required later on). Our client will consider both in-house and law firm candidates. Ideal candidate will also have experience reviewing and negotiating licensing, technology, and other commercial contracts and advising clients on intellectual property issues. Familiarity with commercial software and financial data licenses, open-source software, and privacy (including the EU's GDPR) is desired. Experience with licensing of financial products or financial services experience is a decided plus. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collegial, fast-paced and innovative environment that values creativity, thoughtful problem-solving, and keen attention to detail where hours are significantly more predictable than BigLaw. Compensation is highly competitive. 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 Megan Gordon 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 Megan Gordon at mgordon@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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