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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 Investment Bank Seeks Leveraged Finance Counsel
New York City
A publicly-traded, global, bulge bracket investment bank seeks a counsel with 4-7+ years of experience to cover its North American leveraged finance business. Candidates must have in-depth leveraged/acquisition finance experience from a top law firm with stellar credentials. Experience in project finance and high yield is also relevant. This role offers a very broad range of responsibilities, the ability to work closely with business professionals and senior members of the legal team and a long-term opportunity to grow your career in a collaborative environment. Compensation will be competitive and lifestyle, reasonable. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Stellar Global Asset Manager Seeks Alternatives Counsel
New York City
An outstanding global asset manager with more than $80B in AUM seeks a private equity attorney with 3-8+ years of experience to join its team. This role covers a broad portfolio, including a private funds business, on the one hand, and a structured capital/private credit business, on the other.  Ideal candidates will have private equity fund formation experience. Ideal candidates will have private equity fund formation experience. However, candidates with the following experience will also be considered:  M&A in the investment management context; structured finance, especially CLOs; mezzanine finance; direct lending; or venture capital investing. Top credentials and top firm experience are a must. This is an excellent opportunity to gain tremendous responsibility with varied work in a fast-paced and supportive work environment. This company promotes a collegial work environment and work life balance. Compensation is competitive. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@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.

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
New York City
One of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the U.S. focused mainly in the property and casualty space seeks a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to oversee all legal and compliance matters and staff. Approximately half the time will be spent as the strategic legal manager for all of the general corporate, governance, compliance and insurance legal issues, though deep expertise in insurance law is neither required nor desired given the legal team already in place. The other half of the time will be dedicated to launching, building out and managing a private equity fund, including involvement with actual investments. The candidate must be highly enthusiastic, passionate, entrepreneurial, and motivated, and possess a strong desire to build. The candidate must have at least eight years’ experience in general corporate legal practice and must have post law firm experience with a: private equity firm; investment advisor; venture capital firm; hedge fund; or banking or other financial institution. This company will only consider candidates with a JD from one of these top tier law schools: Columbia; Cornell; Duke; Georgetown; Harvard; New York University; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania; University of Virginia, Stanford; Yale. Others will not be considered. The compensation will be highly competitive and the lifestyle will be quite reasonable. The position ideally sits in New York, but could sit in Chicago, Atlanta, or Scottsdale. Interested candidates should contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@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

Blockchain Tech Startup Seeks M&A Counsel
New York City
An innovative global blockchain company based in NYC seeks an attorney with 3+ years of M&A experience. The candidate should have experience in M&A due diligence, drafting and negotiating asset and stock purchase agreements, joint ventures, and related transaction documents. The candidate should have experience with public companies in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors, as well as buyside transactions. Cross-border deal experience is a plus. This position reports to Heads of Investments and Global GC/CCO. Compensation will be in the range of $130,000 to $160,000. Must be licensed to practice law in NY. 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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