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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.

New, Exclusive Stellar Registered Funds In-House Counsel Role
New York, NY
Our client, a publicly traded financial services company and its affiliated investment advisors located in midtown Manhattan, is looking for an Associate Counsel Retail, Director with 4-7+ years of registered funds experience.   This attorney will provide legal support for the firm’s US registered funds, sub-advisory relationships and other retail products, including separately managed accounts and model-based programs with an emphasis on contracts, distribution, product development, marketing and sales practices; will work closely with senior management, fund administration and the compliance team; and will handle regulatory issues and general legal matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-7+ years of detailed knowledge of securities laws applicable to registered investment companies including the Investment Company Act of 1940 and experience with the mutual funds, closed-end funds and other registered funds.  Experience with exchange-traded funds, separately managed accounts and model-based programs, sub-advisory relationships, compliance, ISDA Master Agreements and other ancillary documentation for derivatives business and with issues faced by Broker/Dealers are all major pluses.  Candidates must have top credentials and experience from in-house, regulatory agency and/or a leading law firm. They will consider more senior candidates and will adjust title to Vice President and compensation accordingly. This is a fantastic role reporting to a phenomenal manager (the Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Wealth) at a stable public company that has a collegial, balanced work environment. There is great long-term potential and a clear path for advancement, as well as exposure to the General Counsel, C-suite executives and Board members. The environment is collegial, professional and collaborative.  Compensation will be competitive and will consist of both a base salary and bonus (comprised of both cash and equity).  The base salary range for this role at the Director level will be $200,000-$225,000 and for the Vice President level will be $225,000-$250,000. They are in the midtown office 4 days a week and 1 day from home. If interested, please reach out to Stephanie Forrest, sforrest@glslsg.com

New In-House Counsel Role
New York, NY
New, in-house search! A successful, diversified credit fund with over 10B of assets across a variety of investment vehicles, including: a long/short evergreen hedge fund; several closed-end credit vehicles; a dedicated real estate fund; and a prominent jv investing in distressed travel, hospitality and tourism, is hiring a corporate counsel, 4-7+ years’ experience.  BigLaw credit and lending expertise is needed…complex deals, extensive work with covenants and a thorough understanding of the business terms of indentures is key! Working closely with the general counsel, support the investment team on portfolio transactions, including bespoke credit transactions, direct lending, and special situations investments. This will be the primary focus, and as needed assist with other matters including: portfolio investment management; term sheets/confidentiality agreements/NDA’s; client onboarding; creation and launch of new investment funds and products; corporate governance; and managing outside counsel. Significantly better hours than BigLaw and competitive compensation, base compensation in 200k’s plus generous bonus and benefits. This position sits in midtown NYC with 5 days in-office, although there is some flexibility on summer Fridays. If interested, please contact Sarah Sleight, ssleight@glslsg.com.

NEW & EXCLUSIVE SEARCH! TOP CONSTRUCTION FIRM SEEKS REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY FOR AGC ROLE
New York, NY

A national construction company with more than $5B in annual revenue is seeking an Assistant General Counsel for its NY region. Candidates MUST have 3-6+ years of extensive experience in complex construction law from either a corporate/ transactional or litigation background from an in-house department and/or a full-service law firm. Prior corporate legal department experience in the construction industry is highly preferable. Working between the NYC office and a project field office in Westchester, the AGC will serve as a legal contact for the company’s NY area operations and will report to the NY regional General Counsel. This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as project counsel to a complex set of projects as well as supporting other legal matters. Candidates must be confident in complex and difficult situations and negotiations, have a strong work ethic, be an independent self-starter who is at all times a team player, and demonstrate close attention to detail with outstanding work product. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead an important and highly visible project for this rapidly growing company while being led by a phenomenal manager. This is a high growth potential opportunity! The compensation range for this opportunity is a base salary of $150,000-$200,000. There is also an annual, discretionary, performance-based cash bonus as well as a generous and comprehensive benefits package. Individual pay decisions will vary based upon the experience and qualifications of the applicant. Please note that this position requires at least 2 days in the midtown NYC office and at least 2 days in Westchester at the project site. If you are interested and qualified, please email me with your resume at jsteppe@glslsg.com.

NEW! Fund Finance/ABS In-House Counsel Role (NYC or Chicago)
New York, NY

Collect that BigLaw bonus and start a new role with reasonable hours and interesting work! A bond ratings agency headquartered in midtown Manhattan seeks an attorney with at least 3 years of structured finance and/or fund finance, ideally with experience in Fund Finance, Fund Investment, Consumer ABS, Esoteric ABS, and/or CLOs to join their Ratings Legal team in its midtown NYC or Chicago office and support the structured finance and/or investment funds business teams on a wide range of debt transactions. Key responsibilities will include:

  1.  Reviewing financing documents and relevant asset-level documents
  2. Identifying the potential credit impact of transaction structures and deal documents
  3. Coordinating with rating analysts on relevant legal issues
  4. Participating in due diligence meetings
  5. Participating in rating committees
  6. Supporting the analytical team with the preparation of the agency’s market-leading rating and research reports

Attorneys on the Ratings Legal team, work alongside the ratings analysts in the groups they support to identify, evaluate, and articulate key legal and credit features and risks in structures. As integral members of the credit ratings groups, they also engage in investor outreach, contribute to research reports and methodology reviews, and share their knowledge of relevant market and legal developments. Ultimately, the attorneys in Ratings Legal serve as an important safeguard for ensuring the quality, accuracy, timeliness and consistency of the agency’s ratings.This position is a hybrid work schedule of Mondays and Fridays from home and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the office.  Hours are typically 9-6:30. This is a Director level position and compensation will consist of a base salary range of $180,000 to $230,000, as well as a 20% target cash bonus. Offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience, skills, geography, and other job-related factors.This is a rare opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, yet lifestyle friendly in-house legal team with a set hybrid schedule reporting to a phenomenal manager and the ability to broaden your skillset. If interested, please reach out to Stephanie Forrest, sforrest@glslsg.com

M&A/Licensing Role at Premier Pharma Company
New York, NY
The opportunity you’ve been waiting for! An extremely well-regarded, established pharmaceutical company located in Manhattan is looking to add to its high-profile M&A and Late Stage Licensing Legal Team. You would join a team of talented attorneys dedicated to the structuring, negotiation, execution and related legal support for the company’s most significant strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, licenses, alliances and collaborations, joint ventures and other complex transactions. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience as a corporate or transactional attorney in a large national or international law firm and/or in-house legal department at a major corporation, INVOLVING PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH OR LIFE SCIENCES AND/OR LICENSE COLLABORATION. Experience should include structuring, negotiating and executing strategic transactions in the pharmaceutical/life sciences sector, including licensing and collaboration transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate law matters. This attorney will primarily provide legal support on structuring, negotiating and executing complex business development transactions, including M&A, licensing, collaboration, joint venture and strategic investments and advise on issues under existing collaboration/JV agreements and past business development transactions. Compensation will consist of a base in the range of $200,000-$225,000, an annual bonus with a target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in the Company’s share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Lifestyle is typically 9am-6pm and while there is no formal in-office policy, the expectation is to be in-person 3 days a week. The corporate culture is family friendly, collegial and professional. This is an amazing, high-profile role with exposure to top executives working on sophisticated matters yet also allows for a balanced lifestyle. This is a rare, coveted role, so if you are interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest, sforrest@glslsg.com.

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 sforrest@glslsg.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 sforrest@glslsg.com.

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

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