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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General Counsel, Corporate Secretary-Insurance Industry

Our client, a large multi-product national insurance company (AM Best A rated) is looking to hire a General Counsel and Secretary with 10+ years of experience (at least 5 of which must be serving as an in-house counsel).

The company is located near Houston, Texas. Because of the level of the role (reports to the CEO), the ideal candidate will be working in the office most of each week. Alternative hybrid or commuting from out of town arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

You will have experience with and be responsible for directing the company’s legal function, with a focus on corporate law and compliance with U.S. insurance regulations. You will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team; have responsibility for leading the Corporate Secretarial team; and be closely engaged on compliance matters. You will provide strategic leadership along with planning, developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating the company’s legal function and performance.

Among others, responsibilities include:

  • Managing in-house and outside counsel.
  • Serve as the key legal advisor in support of all major business transactions and organic and inorganic business growth; including expansion into new product lines, services, and geographies, possible acquisitions, joint ventures, business line diversification, general account investments and negotiating and structuring major contracts (including reinsurance and pension risk transfer).
  • Ensure that the company conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; including US state and federal insurance laws and regulations, state and federal securities laws and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Model Audit Rule. Must have the ability to partner with regulators.
  • Counsel on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs.
  • Serve as Secretary to the Board of the company and their respective Committees.
  • Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense, and approve settlements of disputes when warranted.
  • Identify and prioritize key goals and objectives by functional area and oversee the development of a realistic budget and implementation plan for the legal and corporate secretary responsibilities.
  • Develop a cultural framework within the legal and corporate secretarial teams in alignment with the Company’s long-term strategic direction and vision.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a dynamic, motivated and trusted business-oriented attorney who has strong and effective leadership, analytical, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. In addition, you will be a big picture, strategic thinker who can also roll-up-your-sleeves and get things done; a seasoned leader and team builder; a motivated self-starter who can quickly establish relationships and credibility with all levels with the organization; an individual with a sense of urgency and a strong commitment to achieve coupled with the highest level of integrity and professionalism’ and an individual who has excellent judgment, sensitivity, and experience and who has the ability to take a strong stand, as appropriate, on those important occasions when management appropriately looks to the GC for decisive guidance.

This is a highly visible, high impact position where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to drive the business to increased effectiveness and positive organizational change.

The position requires someone with significant experience in a senior in-house legal management position within a regulated insurance company, who has knowledge and experience with the types of transactions typically engaged in by complex, composite insurance companies, including insurance and reinsurance contracts covering annuities, life, accident & health and property & casualty policies, group annuity contracts and pension risk transfer, general account investments, and all related regulatory filings. You must be able to assess legal risk in difficult and material situations and have a demonstrated track record of results.

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Deputy General Counsel-Energy

Our client, a dynamic energy/natural gas company, is seeking a Deputy General Counsel to manage the day-to-day administration of the Legal Department. This role will lead the structuring and negotiating various agreements on behalf of the company, manage work allocations among the Legal Department team members, serve as a key interface with business functions on a regular basis, and assist with other corporate matters such as governance and contract compliance.

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

  • Fifteen (15) or more years of experience, with at least three years of experience working in a senior in-house counsel role, advising on transactional matters, preferably in the energy sector. Applicants must have major law firm training and an outstanding academic record.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with business team members and external counsel in a fast-paced and dynamic multi-project business environment.

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Remote Assistant General Counsel-Americas

Our client, a fast-growing global manufacturing and distributor in the communications arena, is seeking an experienced commercial lawyer to serve as their lead lawyer for the US and Canada, with a focus on corporate and commercial matters, but also with responsibility for providing general legal support for the wide range of legal matters and issues affecting the business. This is a fully remote role, but you must have the ability to travel domestically.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Provide legal strategy and advice on transactional matters including M&A, licensing, complex development and supply and other commercial transactions.
  • Support finance, tax and treasury functions for the Business Group in the US.
  • Oversee internal lawyers and support staff and manage legal budget.
  • Oversee commercial negotiations, advising the business on relevant regulations and compliance, providing solutions and resolution to disputes and litigation and working with the international legal team on certain key matters that effect group strategies.

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

  • Twelve to twenty years of legal experience, including several working in a management role with a multi-national manufacturing company. Major law firm experience is also required.
  • Proven track record and ability to partner with and influence all levels of management on a regular basis

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Remote Assistant General Counsel-IP Transactions

Our client is a leading global chemical manufacturer that is seeking a mid-level attorney with strong IP transaction experience to support the major transactions (licensing, M&A, joint ventures, etc.) and commercial work for a brand-new business group dedicated to battery technology in the EV market.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Leading critical processes in M&A and joint venture projects, such as due diligence and contract negotiation.
  • The business works in an IP-rich environment, so this position would be responsible for commercial projects that include intellectual property licensing in and out.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and advising on major commercial transactions.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting commercial agreements of all types, with special attention to the sales and procurement areas.
  • Analyzing a transaction’s risk to the business and ensuring that the contracts meet company’s risk profile and the business unit’s objectives.

Applicants must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Five to ten years experience with Intellectual Property and IP transactions, more specifically, licensing and joint development work.
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions or joint ventures, including managing due diligence and contract negotiations.
  • Experience advising, negotiating, and drafting complex commercial transactions, including projects with a licensing component.
  • Chemical industry experience, or undergrad degree in either chemistry or chemical engineering is ideal.

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Hybrid Assistant General Counsel-Houston

Our client, a Fortune 100 tech and chemical leader, is seeking an experienced attorney to provide legal counsel to senior management on significant legal matters. This role will be working closely with senior leaders to anticipate and mitigate potential legal and compliance problems within the organization and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Advise business leaders on a variety of legal issues including a variety of commercial agreements, supply chain issues, compliance and digital transformation issues.
  • Mitigate and settle potential legal issues
  • Draft and negotiate major commercial contracts

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

  • Six to fifteen years of legal experience in a major law firm or multi-national company
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating major commercial contracts
  • Experience with ISC/Supply Chain/Global Manufacturing Operations
  • Litigation experience is a plus

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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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Remote 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 business’s 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 – 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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Trademark/Commercial Counsel-New York City

Our client is a New York City based dynamic consumer brands company that is seeking a trademark attorney to join their growing legal team. This person will interact with senior management on a regular basis and will work independently with limited supervision.

Responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • All commercial contracts

Successful candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Three to five years of strong trademark and/or commercial contracts experience, ideally representing brand/fashion licensing and royalties with a major law firm
  • Trademark licensing experience is helpful
  • A strong business acumen

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Compliance Counsel-Long Island based company

Multinational corporation based in Nassau County, Long Island is seeking a Compliance Counsel to implement and manage an effective legal compliance program. You will work with members of the compliance department to address compliance concerns raised by business lines, subsidiary companies, and management. Additionally, will monitor legal and regulatory requirements and developments to ensure the company has current and accurate compliance policies and procedures. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification a plus, but not required. 3-5 years’ proven experience in a compliance-related role and broad knowledge and experience in matters relating to traditional corporate compliance is required, along with specific knowledge of and meaningful experience in one or more of the following areas, among others: (i) antitrust, (ii) anti-bribery and anti-corruption (including the FCPA), (iii) OFAC/Sanctions regulatory compliance, etc.

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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 – 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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Compliance Director-New York City

One of the country’s premier rating agencies is seeking to hire a Compliance Director to be based in New York City. The ideal candidate will be a lawyer with at least 8 years of combined legal and compliance experience. Credit rating agency and/or fixed income experience a plus. Responsibilities will include managing day to day operations; liaising with senior management, legal and compliance personnel, and bond rating regulators; implementing compliance training programs; participating and submitting annual and periodic regulatory submissions; and managing the compliance calendar. This role is remote for now and will soon be 3 days/week in the office. All employees must be fully vaccinated or possess a sincerely-held religious belief or a documented medical condition.

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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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