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Private Equity Funds Associate-Investor Side Group (’17-’20)-New York-Vault/AmLaw Top 25- 1+ years experience

New York
Full Time

Private Equity Funds Associate- Investor Side Group (’17-’20)


Location: New York

Employer: Vault/AmLaw Top 25

Experience Requirement: 1+ years of experience in a corporate department of a major law firm. Experience advising private equity firms on fund formation, administration, portfolio investment, co-investments arrangements and/or compliance issues is a plus. Ideal candidate would have experience with private equity fund work at a global firm, but M&A, finance or other corporate experience may be acceptable as well. Experience with hedge funds and hybrid funds is also helpful.

Responsibilities likely to include but are not limited to:

      • Advising buyers and sellers of limited partnership interests in private equity funds in secondary transactions, including restructurings, tender offers and other bespoke transactions as well as negotiating purchase agreements with secondary transaction counterparties.
      • Advising institutional investors on a global basis in connection with co-investments through co-investment funds organized by private equity sponsors to co-investment with the main fund in specific portfolio investments, as well as joint ventures and direct minority investments.
      • Advising institutional investors on a global basis in their capacity as anchor/seed investors.
      • Advising institutional investors from the US, Europe and Asia in connection with:
        • Investments in buyout, venture, credit, real estate and other focus private equity funds, US and non-US, including reviewing and negotiating limited partnership agreements and side letters.
        • Negotiations of separately managed accounts and advisory arrangements.

Academics: Exceptional performance in law school

Bar Admission Requirement: New York

Market Compensation (graduating class):

’21- $215,000 + annual bonus

’20- $225,000 + annual bonus

’19- $250,000 + annual bonus

’18- $295,000 + annual bonus

’17- $345,000 + annual bonus

’16- $370,000 + annual bonus

’15- $400,000 + annual bonus

’14- $415,000 + annual bonus

Signing Bonus: Yes

Listing Contact:

Ken Klawans, President
Office: 800-200-9950 Ext. 701
Cell/Text: 310-299-1030



Listing ID: 77094CTC

Important note to all potential candidates

Carlyle Search Group recruits for many of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. These firms have become “biglaw” because they hire the very best and brightest. You should only inquire about this opportunity if you are exceptional.

You must possess ALL of the following if you are seeking to lateral into one of the biglaw firms we work with:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to set priorities, manage expectations and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent/polished legal writing/drafting skills
  • Possesses strong attention to detail
  • Strong people/interpersonal skills including an ability to interface effectively with all levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to competently and professionally interface with business partners of all levels of seniority
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic/willingness to work hard
  • Dependable
  • High degree of maturity
  • Possesses a strong desire to learn and expand legal skill set
  • Keen interest and enjoyment of complex transactions
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent research abilities
  • Willingness to accept significant responsibility
  • Comfortable working directly with clients
  • Dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality legal services
  • Team player
  • Self-starter who is sharp, quick to pick up new concepts, takes initiative and willing to dig in and become an “expert” as needs arise
  • Flexibility and adaptability with respect to assigned tasks and engagements due to changing deadlines, deliverables, and task priorities
  • Ability to take a practical approach to the practice of law taking into account the dynamics of a deal and the needs of the particular clients
  • Possesses leadership skills
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