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The Ideal Candidate will meet the position's minimum qualifications and possess at least four (4) years of relevant experience in the following desirable qualifications:
Demonstrated first–hand experience independently drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following:
+ Agreements with investment advisors, custodians, and consultants relating to institutional investments and commercial contracts. + Documents for sophisticated real estate and private equity transactions. + Documents for hedge fund transactions. + Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
Demonstrated experience supervising outside counsel in investment related transactions
Demonstrated experience working effectively with and representing investment professionals.
Demonstrated experience providing legal advice to institutional investors, registered investment advisors and other investment professionals.
Familiarity with the following:
+ laws governing investment transactions such as the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Dodd-Frank and SEC and Blue Sky law. + open meeting laws including the Ralph M. Brown Act. + California contract law. + the California Public Records Act. + the Political Reform Act of 1974 and related regulations. + placement agent and lobbying restrictions associated with public pension investments. + laws governing California public pension systems.
The Staff Counsel position reports to a LACERA Senior Staff Counsel and LACERA's Chief Counsel.
The role of the Staff Counsel includes:
Providing legal support on a wide range of transactional matters.
Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating documentation for various investment transactions, including real estate, hedge funds, public markets, and private equity, and instructing and managing outside counsel with respect to the same.
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements with investment advisors, custodians, and consultants relating to institutional investments.
Providing legal advice and contracting advice to investment professionals.
Drafting memos, policies and procedures to the Board of Investments.
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts.
Two (2) years experience in the practice of public agency law , or in litigation, contracts, employees relations, probate or family law.
License: Admission to practice law in all courts of California. A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
How to Submit Your Resume… If you wish to be considered for the position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter which details your experience in the areas mentioned under “The Ideal Candidate”.
Submit your resume and cover letter to: Michael Cordial LACERA Human Resources LACERA 300 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 630 Pasadena, CA 91101 Phone Number: (626) 564-6000 Fax Number: (626) 564-6699 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
LACERA is an independent governmental entity, separate and distinct from the County of Los Angeles, that administers and manages the retirement Fund for the County of Los Angeles and outside Districts. We are one of the largest county retirement systems in America. Our fiduciary responsibility is to promote, enhance, and efficiently administer a financially sound retirement. We also administer the Retiree Healthcare Benefits Program, which is subsidized by the County of Los Angeles.