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Rare In-House Counsel Position with Private Equity Firm in DC
Garrison & Sisson
July 12, 2018
Full Time - Assistant GC
7-10 years experience
Compliance, Mergers/Acquisitions, Securities
Garrison & Sisson has been engaged on an exclusive basis by a highly successful, DC-based, international private equity Firm to recruit an additional attorney for its legal/compliance team in Washington, DC. *We have a close, long-standing relationship with the Chief Legal Officer/Chief Compliance Officer, who is an outstanding attorney and mentor.
Summary: This Company is seeking an attorney with 5-10 years of experience as a transactional associate from a top-tier law firm or similarly situated private equity firm (title is negotiable based on experience). In this position, you will work very closely with the legal team in Washington, DC, and will report to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). You will also have another associate to assist you with day-to-day tasks. This position offers immediate access to high-level executives and enables you to wear dual hats of both lawyer and business person.
Detailed Description: You will assist the CLO/CCO in performing a broad range of legal and compliance tasks, including:
Working closely with the Company’s key stakeholders, including Investment Committee members, partners, other investment professionals and members of the Company’s investor relations and accounting, tax and finance team in support of U.S., Latin American, and European private equity investment activities generally.
Acting as “general counsel” for basic portfolio company matters as needed.
Assisting outside counsel with complex cross-border investment structuring.
Reviewing acquisition documents, due diligence evaluation materials, co-investment marketing materials, fund formation, and co-investment documents.
Collaborating with business teams (domestic and foreign) and outside counsel (domestic and foreign) regarding transactions, compliance, private equity fund management, and regulatory matters.
Assisting in the negotiation, preparation, and review of agreements and marketing materials, with an eye towards SEC advertising and marketing rules.
Testing the Company’s compliance manual policies and procedures and developing new policies/refining existing policies as necessary.
Assisting with various investor relations duties, including quarterly investor communications.
Assisting with various HR/employment-related and benefits matters as they arise.
Five to ten years of corporate legal experience in business transactions (M&A or private equity acquisitions). Preference for additional experience/exposure to private equity fund formation, and Investment Advisers Act regulatory matters.
Experience with a mid- to large-size law firm or combination of practice with such a firm and in-house experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive compensation package, which includes 401K matching and equity awards. Fully paid health care coverage for both employee and the employee’s immediate family.
About Garrison & Sisson
Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986 and the Firm has placed over 300 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. The tenure of our recruiters averages twelve years with the Firm, and many client relationships have been ongoing since 1986. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.