Senior Vice President, General Counsel-Software

Our client, a cutting-edge software and hardware company preparing for an IPO, is seeking an experienced lawyer to serve as their first General Counsel.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive team driving business partnership, collaboration, and participation in decisions and key initiatives that will drive the strategy of the business.
  • Builds the company privacy approach to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and accelerates the contracting processes.
  • Partner with and advise Procurement on operations related to customer contracts.
  • Mitigate strategic risks and compliance, ensuring that it remains beyond reproach ethically and legally.
  • Develop and cultivate a M&A pipeline

Candidates MUST have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience leading a legal team.
  • Public company experience, ideally in-house or alternatively from the firm side. IPO/direct listing experience is necessary.
  • Experience working across a diverse industry base serving a global market.
  • Business-minded legal leader skilled at optimizing risk in the context of company strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading results-oriented, cross-functional teams in a fast-paced, diverse, and highly competitive global environment

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Deputy General Counsel, SaaS-Brooklyn based

Our client is a fast-growing New York based Series A SaaS company with over $50M in funding backed by several investors. They are a very tech-enthusiastic team with seasoned leaders coming from a variety of tech and venture industries.

Our client is a fast-growing New York based Series A SaaS company with over $50M in funding backed by several investors. They are a very tech-enthusiastic team with seasoned leaders coming from a variety of tech and venture industries.

  • Act as a strategic business partner to review, draft, negotiate, and advise on a wide variety of commercial agreements to meet business and legal requirements, including SaaS agreements, master services agreements, licensing agreements, channel partner contracts, reseller agreements, professional services agreements, marketing agreements, vendor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements; partner with relevant business stakeholders as necessary
  • Support, coach, and train Sales teams on deal structure, contract negotiations, commercial best practices and maintain playbook of business terms
  • Continuously improve standard form agreements and legal processes to help scale the legal function
  • Develop and implement processes, procedures, and metrics to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company.
  • Provide sound legal and business advice to Sales team members and members of senior management regarding strategic business relationships.

Applicants must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school with admission to a state bar
  • Four + years of relevant experience, preference for at least three years at a leading law firm with additional in-house experience at a technology or enterprise SaaS company preferred
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating SaaS and technology distribution & licensing agreements
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment

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Assistant General Counsel, Life Sciences & Chemicals-Hybrid

Our client, a Fortune 100 tech leader, is seeking an experienced commercial lawyer to serve as lead counsel for a $1B+ life science & chemical oriented business. The role will require you to anticipate and mitigate legal issues within the business and to develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce areas of regulatory and compliance risk. You will also be involved in merger and acquisition projects as well as government relations initiatives designed to shape new markets for our innovative and diverse products. THIS ROLE COULD BE LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY, HOUSTON OR GREATER CHICAGO AREA, WHICHEVER YOU PREFER.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide day-to-day legal counsel to the businesses
  • Advise senior executives and their direct reports on legal and regulatory issues
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and risk mitigation throughout the business
  • Act as trusted advisor and business enabler
  • Support merger/acquisition/divestment activities
  • Facilitate digital transformation and maximize legal operations capabilities

Applicants must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • 8-12 years of experience practicing law, whether it be at a law firm, a corporate legal department, state or federal government, or any combination thereof
  • Experience in the medical device or life sciences industries
  • Experience with merger/acquisition activities, particularly due diligence
  • Positions of leadership in any organization, legal or otherwise.
  • Ability to influence at varying levels of the organization

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Managing Counsel-Intellectual Property, NYC based

Our client, a New York based luxury specialty retailer, is seeking an exceptional IP lawyer to serve as senior legal advisor on all intellectual property and marketing matters. Primary responsibilities will include management of the company’s global IP portfolio, providing day-to-day advice on all IP matters, and advising the marketing, public relations, digital commerce and product development teams on IP-related matters. This is a Hybrid role, with the opportunity to work out of their Corporate Headquarters in New York or possibility working out of another facility in northern New Jersey.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Provide day-to-day advice on all IP matters, including adoption and use of trademarks, copyrights and patents
  • Lead the company’s global intellectual property portfolio, including all prosecution and enforcement matters
  • Supervise external counsel and liaise with internal brand protection teams
  • Handle trademark searches and clearances
  • Supervise external IP counsel providing advice and representing company in litigation globally
  • Advise on all aspects of advertising, media and PR matters, including claim substantiation, endorsement/sponsorship disclosures, media usage rights and third party IP clearance
  • Draft and negotiate marketing and PR agreements such as agency engagements, sponsorships and endorsements
  • Run legal review and negotiate agreements for high-profile campaigns, activations and events, including talent and production agreements

Applicants must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Five to Eight years of professional experience with a law firm or in-house legal department focusing on trademarks and copyrights
  • Ability to use good judgment and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver complex legal advice in a business-friendly manner

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Assistant Corporate Secretary-NYC based

We represent a global financial services company based in NY, looking to hire an attorney with 6+ years of experience, reporting to the Vice President & Deputy Corporate Secretary. You will be responsible for the proxy statement, entity management, corporate governance, executive and director compensation matters, and shareholder engagement activities.

Six+ years of major law firm experience (or a combination of law firm and in-house experience) with a concentration on the proxy-related securities laws, director/executive officer compensation, and corporate governance.

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Investment Counsel, Global Insurance Company

We represent an international insurance company based in New York City looking to hire an attorney with 5 plus years of private M&A to provide legal advice to support all facets of the company’s investment activities, including investments relating to its private equity, private debt, direct, real estate, alternative, and proprietary investments portfolios, working closely with the Corporate Investment, Tax, Treasury and Private Equity teams.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and negotiate related investment contracts including subscription documents, limited partnership agreements, side letters, investment management agreements, custodian agreements, and private placement memoranda.
  • Assist the real estate investment team in the structuring, negotiation and closing of acquisitions and dispositions or real estate properties and financing. Draft and review relevant transactional documents.
  • Advise on investment regulatory matters including insurance regulatory advice, e.g. permissible portfolio investments and investment policies and securities advice as needed.

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Clinical Trials Counsel, Gene Therapy Company

We represent a clinical-stage gene therapy company looking to hire an attorney with 3+ years of experience to support the company’s US- and Europe-based clinical trial operations teams by drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of documents related to global, multi-site clinical trials.

  • Draft, review and negotiate complex clinical-trial related agreements and documentation, including clinical trial agreements, non-disclosure agreements, CRO/professional services agreements, master services agreements, informed consent documents, vendor and consulting agreements, letters of indemnification, data processing/transfer agreements, supply agreements and research support agreements.
  • Provide legal advice and support for company policies and procedures and operational processes related to clinical trials.
  • Work on a diverse set of issues involving day-to-day transactions, including privacy (e.g., HIPAA, GDPR), regulatory matters, compliance, research and development, manufacturing, intellectual property, medicinal product import/export requirements and real estate/facilities.
  • In-house experience a plus but not required.
  • Must have direct experience representing life science companies or health care institutions with clinical trial agreements; an understanding of pharmaceutical and biotech sponsored clinical trials is required. Experience working on agreements for clinical trials outside the U.S. (e.g., EU/UK) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations and industry standards governing clinical trials, such as FDA/EMA/MHRA(UK) regulations, ICH and research ethics guidelines, clinical trial registries, GxPs (Good Clinical Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, etc.) and publications.

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Corporate Secretary Counsel, Global Investment Bank

We represent a global investment bank in New York City looking to hire a corporate secretary attorney with 4-10 years of experience to provide board and committee support as well as certain corporate governance services to key regional legal entities. You will work with senior level individuals to coordinate board and committee meetings, materials and various forms of legal entity record keeping. The Corporate Secretary team is also responsible for routine corporate housekeeping matters including incorporations, dissolutions, annual elections, bylaws reviews, and drafting of authorizing resolutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Board and Committee meeting support (including preparation of materials, attendance, action items and minute taking) and record-keeping
  • Manage the approval process, record keeping and reporting for the Bank’s authorized signatories and powers of attorney
  • Procure, upload and maintain up-to-date information in internal database related to the US Entities’ corporate and governing documents such as certificates of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, minutes, Board and Shareholder meeting minutes, share certificates, and Board and Committee charters
  • Upon request, prepare and issue Secretary’s Certificates and copies of corporate documents such as certificates of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, extracts from Board minutes and other documentation related to the existence and operation of US Entities

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Transactional M&A/Private Equity Counsel, NYC based Private Fund

Our client, an established private fund focused on the secondary investment market, is looking to add a transactional lawyer to their legal department. Reporting to the GC, the person in this role will negotiate transaction documents, update marketing and investor relations materials, and assist with a variety of legal matters with respect to the operation of the firm. Qualified candidates will have a JD and at least 3 years of experience with mergers and acquisition or private equity transactions. Experience with secondaries is a plus as is experience with funds. The position is located in New York City and currently requires three days in the office.

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Head of Private Funds Legal-Global Asset Manager

We represent a private, global asset manager seeking a highly motivated private funds attorney to join its legal team as Head of Private Funds – Legal. This attorney will report to the General Counsel and will be responsible for all private fund formation for investment teams based in the Americas. This attorney will also consult regarding private funds formed for investment teams outside of the Americas to ensure consistency with firmwide standards. This is a great opportunity to join a talented, collaborative and dynamic legal team at a senior level. This position can be based in NYC, CT, or fully remote.

Qualifications:

  • JD from top tier law school
  • 10-15 years of experience in the formation and management of private funds including foundational experience at a top law firm and in-house experience in a fund formation role.
  • Command of Advisers Act issues and US federal securities laws with a focus on fund formation, fundraising and fund management. Prior SEC examination experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of private fund formation and common private fund structures including hedge funds, private equity funds and hybrid liquid/illiquid funds. Knowledge of BDCs and interval funds a plus.
  • Experience leading fundraising for multiple assets classes. A focus on private debt, secondaries and/or real estate a plus.

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Hybrid Legal Director-Pharmaceuticals

Our client, a dynamic pharmaceutical and dermatology leader, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in a lead capacity for several leading products.

We are seeking an individual who is capable of handling a wide array of matters relating to general legal support of a business, including but not limited to, counseling on sales and marketing matters, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, advising regulatory and medical teams and other general legal advice to the businesses in furtherance of the both the businesses and legal department strategic goals. This attorney will interact with senior business leaders on a regular basis.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Provides counsel to marketing, regulatory and medical teams on advertising and promotional materials and regulations, fraud and abuse laws, and business and contract issues
  • Drafts and reviews a variety of commercial contracts, including master services agreements and statements of work; development, licensing and distribution agreements; and supply and manufacturing contracts
  • Provides general legal advice to support commercial operations, including working on product launches

Applicants must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant legal experience, with prior in-house counsel experience strongly preferred, ideally within the life sciences industry. Candidates should also have experience working for a major law firm prior to transitioning to in house
  • Skilled in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements and familiar with licensing and royalty agreements
  • Experience working as the Legal lead on an advertising/promotional review committee preferred

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Remote M&A Counsel-Global Financial Services Company

Our client is seeking an attorney with substantial expertise in merger, acquisition and disposition-related matters, both private and public in the financial services sector, especially insurance and asset management. The attorney would join a small team that coordinates the delivery of all legal services in connection with strategic acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate development transactions. The attorney would work closely with Corporate Development Team.

Expected Responsibilities:
Lead legal advisor on designated M&A transactions (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures) including:

  • Advising business on legal and business issues in M&A transactions
  • Regularly taking lead role in directly negotiating terms of M&A transactions and relevant agreements with counterparties

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least six (6) years of legal experience, including training in a major national law firm
  • Previous in-house experience a plus
  • Substantial experience in merger and acquisition transactions
  • Experience with the insurance and financial services industry highly desirable

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Hybrid Real Estate Funds Counsel

Our client, a preeminent global financial services institution in New York City, is looking for a high quality, hardworking, intelligent and business-oriented Real Estate Funds Attorney with 6 to 10 years of top law firm experience. In-house/secondment experience during that time is a plus.

You will work hand-in-hand with the business team and be the group’s lead lawyer in New York City, and support the group’s transactions, including fund formation and fundraising, acquisitions and divestitures, and equity and debt financings.

You will also have the ability to provide legal advice on related asset management issues, including regulatory, compliance and litigation matters and restructurings.

You must be able to liaise with fund boards and committees, investors, regulators and other key internal and external stakeholders.

Required:

  • 6&endash;10 years of relevant experience
  • Strong M&A and/or private equity experience in the investment funds space
  • Real estate industry experience

This will be a hybrid position. Normally 3 days/week in office; 2 days/week work from home. Employer requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

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Real Estate Finance Counsel

We represent a Global Financial services company originating a wide variety of mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity investments currently looking to hire an attorney with 5 plus years of experience.

The role will be varied in nature but will include:

  • Providing substantive legal advice and broad legal oversight in connection with loan originations, supporting the business in the development of new product offerings and investment strategies impacting proprietary and third-party mortgage lending programs;
    supporting fund raising activities, fund formation, and separate client accounts;
  • managing the performance of, and relationships with, outside counsel;

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an established track record of relevant experience in real estate finance, have experience with fund formation, capital raising and negotiating investment management agreements. Experience with fund formation and CLOs is a plus but not required.

A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, either in private practice (preferably with an AmLaw 100 firm) or in-house, and admission to the bar of at least one state.

Ideal location is Atlanta, but also the ability to be located in any other city where they have offices (Dallas, Houston, Arlington, San Francisco, LA, Washington DC, NJ, NY, etc.). 2 days/ week in office. They will also consider a fully remote situation from any location.

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Legal Counsel, Hedge Fund-Connecticut

Our client, a Connecticut Hedge Fund, seeks a proactive, entrepreneurial, solutions-oriented attorney to join its legal team and its long-term, team-oriented culture. Reporting to and partnering with the CLO, the successful candidate will advise the firm’s senior management on the firm’s fund structures and management company operations; draft and negotiate investor documentation, and agreements with trading counter-parties and vendors; and help support the legal needs of the firm’s other departments, including IR and trading.

3&endash;5 years prior legal experience in the investment management space, with at least 2+ years of experience in the investment management or private funds group at a top law firm.

The firm currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and to be in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays. This hybrid approach will be re-evaluated at year end.

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Corporate Governance Counsel-New York City

Our client, a preeminent global financial services institution, is looking for a top-quality, hard-working and intelligent, Corporate Governance Attorney with excellent communication and organizational skills, to join them in New York City.
You must have 4-6 years of Corporate Governance experience, mostly at a top law firm. In-house experience is a plus, but is not required. In addition, you must be an expert in and enjoy reviewing and drafting documents related to entity formation, authorizations and dissolutions.
You will be supporting a division with approximately $150 billion AUM that is known for its focus on infrastructure, energy, real estate and other related financings and investments.

You will be responsible for overseeing corporate governance strategy and legal operations:

  • Advise on and improve corporate governance best practices processes and adapt them to changing requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee legal aspects of deals and changes such as distributions, contributions, D&O changes, dissolutions, restructurings, etc.
  • Oversee governance aspects of investment committee and board activities and develop well-organized related procedures
  • Manage paralegals who maintain document registries and databases and implement best practices with respect to the upkeep of corporate records
  • Develop playbooks with respect to portfolio company interactions with legal team
  • Support on mergers and acquisitions

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Mutual Fund Counsel-New York City

We represent a global asset manager based in NYC looking to hire a ‘40Act attorney with at least three years experience to provide legal support for the firm’s U.S. registered funds, sub-advisory relationships and other retail products, including separately managed accounts and model-based programs. You will work closely with senior management and other teams across the firm including fund administration, and compliance and will handle regulatory issues and general legal matters.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Provide legal advice and support on issues relating to U.S. registered funds (open- and close-end), retail separately managed accounts, model-based programs and sub-advisory relationships with particular emphasis on contracts, distribution, product development, marketing and sales practices
  • Assist in preparation of materials for board meetings; attend board meetings and draft minutes
  • Draft organizational documents, board actions, investment management agreements and service contracts
  • Preparation and filing of annual prospectus updates and registration statements for new funds; oversee all other required 1940 Act filings
  • Review and negotiate distribution agreements with fund intermediaries
  • Work closely with senior management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Attorney with top credentials, at least 3-6 years related experience in-house, regulatory, or leading law firm required
  • Has detailed knowledge of securities laws applicable to registered investment companies including the Investment Company Act of 1940

Experience with the following is required:

  • Mutual Funds and other registered funds
  • Legal issues relating to asset management
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts

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In-House Corporate Counsel (Remote/Hybrid/NYC or NC areas)

Our global insurance industry client is looking for a well-trained corporate law attorney with 4-5 years of experience.

This role is very wide ranging and will report into the company’s Deputy General Counsel. An understanding of public company equity offerings, 10Ks, 10Qs and other related securities filings and corporate governance would be ideal, but open to any type of corporate law experience; for instance, M&A or structured finance. As long as have at least a basic understanding and able to issue spot. Additional knowledge in labor and employment matters, and business transactions a plus. You will also have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities in areas of interest as available.

In this role, you will also provide legal advice and support in areas such as transactional (M&A), entity structuring, human resources, privacy, 401(k) and other retirement and benefit plans, compensation and benefits plans, financings and other capital transactions, as well as intercompany arrangements and transactions with global subsidiaries; contract review and negotiation, and assist the Compliance function.

The company has offices throughout the United States. Position can be remote. Ideally candidate will be located either in the NYC tristate area or North Carolina for occasional office visits and travel on an as needed basis.

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Equity Derivatives Counsel-New York City

We represent a global investment bank in New York looking to hire an attorney with 4+ years of experience to US equity derivatives trading and structuring teams and other businesses in connection with a broad range of equity derivatives products, structured products, margin loans, cash equities and other investment banking products. You will provide legal guidance and counsel to the Business, credit, and other control functions on a wide range of topics including securities law, contracts law, documentation, margin regulations, SEC and CFTC regulations, internal policies, and other regulatory topics.
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Private Funds/Transactional Counsel

We represent a Global Financial Services company looking to hire an attorney to support private funds (PE, Real Estate, Hedge Funds, Co-Investments).
The successful candidate must be able to work independently on complex transactions and will primarily support the Alternative Assets Group in all phases of “buy side” private equity, real estate and hedge fund investment.

A minimum of 5-12 years of relevant investment, securities and funds law experience required. Expertise in private funds’ regulation by the SEC and CFTC, and relevant transaction documentation is required.
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Loan Trading Counsel-Hybrid

Our client, a preeminent global financial services institution in New York City, is looking for a high quality, hardworking, intelligent and well-trained associate attorney with excellent communication and organizational skills who has 2-3 years of experience, ideally doing LSTA (Loan Syndications and Trading Association) and credit agreements work. Will train a strong finance/lending associate. Experience with loan trading transactions is a plus.

You will responsible for reviewing and drafting documentation, and structuring and leading negotiations for the transactions; preparing and maintaining templates; liaising with outside counsel; and advising the deal team and other internal stakeholders, including risk and compliance.

This will be a hybrid position. Normally 3 days/week in office; 2 days/week work from home. Employer requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
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Real Estate Leasing Counsel-New York Metro Area

Major worldwide real estate developer is seeking a talented, experienced real estate leasing attorney with approximately 3-7 years of relevant experience.
Responsibilities include negotiating, drafting, revising and managing a high volume of tenant leases and all related leasing agreements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to multitask essential. Position reports to the General Counsel.
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Law Firm Opportunities

-Established, successful, mid-size boutique litigation firm with national presence seeks a trained 5-7 year+ litigation associate with some experience in the products liability or toxic tort area. Our firm will provide excellent hands-on trial litigation experience, and good advancement opportunities and reasonable lifestyle. NYC – hybrid work schedule.

-Dynamic growing boutique litigation firm with national presence and a successful 30 year history, seeks a well credentialed, large law firm trained associate with 2+ years of experience. The litigation practice ranges from commercial b/k, investigations, securities, investigations, employment, products liability and mass torts. The firm does not staff cases with layers of associates, so hands-on experience with depositions, drafting and court appearances will come much sooner. The firm has a collegial environment.

-Antitrust Litigation Associate 2-3 years-NY
Stellar global antitrust practice seeks top-tier antitrust litigation associate for their NY office. Would also look at antitrust litigation associates with white collar experience.

-Antitrust Associate or Counsel-DC
Looking for an HSR expert with abundant experience. Global powerhouse antitrust practice seeks someone who wants to join one of the most robust antitrust merger practices in DC. Complex and exciting merger deals.

-Antitrust Partner- San Francisco
Prestigious boutique firm seeks a well-established yet entrepreneurial partner to join a growing office. Tons of opportunity to shape and develop a West-coast-based antitrust practice for a highly selective firm.

-Antitrust Associate-San Francisco
Highly-ranked boutique firm, new to the San Francisco market, seeks BigLaw associates that want to practice at the highest level in fast-paced and exciting firm that is an alternative to BigLaw.

-Tax Partner-Houston
Well-established global firm seeks transaction tax partner for their Houston practice. Collegial opportunity to network with their resident Houston tax litigation partner. Our client has a historical top-tier reputation in tax.

-Antitrust Cartel Partner-NY/DC/San Francisco
Global firm is interested in building up their criminal antitrust practice. Wonderful opportunity to build out a cartel practice with the support of a well-established antitrust practice.

-Antitrust Partners-DC/NY/San Francisco
We have several law firm clients interested in antitrust partner with litigation, merger and cartel experience. Amazing partner opportunity!

-International Arbitration Partner-NY/DC
Very prestigious law firm seeks to attract a partner or small group to help establish their US-resident practice. Their global reputation in international arbitration is among the best. This is an unusual opportunity. LatAm and/or energy experience a plus but will look at other base practices too.

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