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The following are a selection of our current opportunities. For more information and a complete list of searches we are conducting, please contact us to speak directly with a recruiter.

VP, Underwriting & Portfolio Management with Top Global Finance Firm
New York City
Exclusive search! Our client, a cutting-edge global finance firm specializing in legal services, seeks a seasoned litigator to join its growing team. This unique business position focuses on underwriting and portfolio management. Responsibilities include: evaluating the merits, costs, and risks of high-value cases; negotiating deals from start to finish; and managing a substantial portfolio of investments. Ideal candidates will have top academics along with 7+ years of sophisticated litigation experience in several of the following areas: antitrust; contract; bankruptcy; fraud; and international arbitration. Experience must include at least 5 years at an elite law firm handling high-value cases. In-house experience managing a substantial docket of large cases is strongly preferred. Class action experience or litigation involving complex financial products or services is a strong plus. It is key that candidates be able to synthesize complicated legal and financial issues, describe them simply, and propose commercially reasonable solutions. This opportunity is for the entrepreneurially-minded, deal-savvy litigator excited about parlaying legal training into a business role at an elite and dynamic market leader. The firm offers reasonable hours, an innovative culture, significant responsibility, and genuine opportunity for long-term growth. Total compensation will be highly competitive and will consist of base, bonus and generous long-term incentives. If interested, please contact Amanda Ragusa at aragusa@glslsg.com.

Multiple Opportunities at NY Bond Rating Agency
New York City

Director & Senior Director, CMBS
Midtown bond rating agency seeks two CMBS attorneys to serve as in-house counsels in its busy and growing CMBS group to work on CRE securitization deals. The titles are Director (4+ years of experience) and Senior Director (8+ years of experience). The focus will include conduits, single-asset/single-borrowers, and CRE CLOs with opportunities to assist with other structured finance products. The CMBS legal team works with other ratings analysts by evaluating potential credit risks in transaction and loan structures. You will work within the real estate finance team on the preparation of presale reports and evaluation of transactions, including assessing potential credit risks by reviewing offering documents, loan documents, and asset summaries. Responsibilities include: drafting legal riders for asset investment memoranda; preparing transaction overviews for publication in presale reports; reviewing securitization-related documents including representations and warranties and exceptions, intercreditors, and co-lenders; opining on whether such documents are consistent with current market standards; contributing to research projects, which include preparing short articles for potential publication, and conducting brief training sessions for the broader analytical group; and assisting the surveillance group with Rating Agency Confirmation (RAC) requests. Hours are typically 9AM-7PM. Compensation for the Director will be a base of $180k with a 35% target bonus, and the Senior Director’s will be a base of 230k with a 35% target bonus as well. The bonuses are discretionary, based on company, team and individual performance. This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team reporting to an outstanding manager. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com

Chief Legal Officer
Boston
We are working on an exclusive search for Chief Legal Officer for an innovative, not-for-profit biomedical organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institution’s stellar talent includes scientists, software engineers, computational biologists, and students, as well as researchers from partner institutions, who together create an interdisciplinary environment that unleashes scientific creativity to pursue ground-breaking projects. The CLO will be a member of the leadership team and direct legal operations including risk management, corporate governance, human resources, real estate, IT, technology commercialization efforts, strategic transactions, intellectual property, alliance management, dispute resolution, conflict of interest, and data privacy. The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of broad experience; expertise in biotech, pharma, academia or not-for-profit is a significant plus. Stellar academic credentials are a must. This candidate should be mission-driven, forward-thinking and enthusiastic about the work of the organization. Competitive compensation for a not-for-profit institution and a relocation package will be offered. If interested, please contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com.

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
New York, Chicago, Atlanta or Scottsdale
One of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the U.S. seeks a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to oversee all legal and compliance matters and staff. Approximately half the time will be spent as the strategic legal manager for all of the general corporate, governance, compliance and insurance legal issues, though deep expertise in insurance law is not required given the legal team already in place. The other half of the time will be dedicated to launching, building out and managing a private equity fund, including involvement with actual investments. The candidate must be highly enthusiastic, passionate, entrepreneurial, and motivated, and possess a strong desire to build. The candidate must have at least eight years’ experience in general corporate legal practice and must have post law firm experience with a: private equity firm; investment advisor; venture capital firm; hedge fund; or banking or other financial institution. Property and casualty insurance experience is a plus but not required. This company will only consider candidates with a JD from one of these top tier law schools: Columbia; Cornell; Duke; Georgetown; Harvard; New York University; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania; University of Virginia, Stanford; Yale. Others will not be considered. The compensation will be highly competitive and the lifestyle will be quite reasonable. The position ideally sits in New York, but could sit in Chicago, Atlanta, or Scottsdale. Interested candidates should contact Megan Gordon at mgordon@glslsg.com 

Partner Opportunity at Top Firm
New York City
New York based law firm with an outstanding national Real Estate department seeks partner to take a major role in the practice. Firm represents clients across all disciplines of Real Estate. Strong legal and client relationship skills are a must. If interested, please contact Jon Truster at jtruster@glslsg.com.

Multiple Opportunities at Premier Hedge Fund:
New York City

Institutional Funds Attorney 
Our client, a highly prestigious US hedge fund with an outstanding reputation, seeks a very seasoned, extremely well-credentialed asset management attorney with a minimum of 5+ years’ relevant experience to join its midtown office. The successful candidate will be heavily involved in the Fund’s fast growing institutional asset management business. Core responsibilities include extensive interaction with the Fund’s institutional investors – e.g. pension funds, endowment funds, state governments, etc. – in developing new investment products, drafting and reviewing offering documents and investment management agreements, and negotiating with prospective clients and investors. The ideal candidate has solid experience representing institutional investors in separately managed accounts and a true understanding of the applicable laws and regulations, including the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, and ERISA. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.
 
Investment Management/Compliance/Legal
Our client, a renowned buy side investment management company, seeks a superstar attorney to work closely with the firm's compliance professionals and Chief Compliance Officer. Responsibilities will include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements and general sales & trading advisory work. The position is a legal role within the firm's Compliance Group. Candidates must have 2+ years of relevant experience at an asset management firm, investment adviser, hedge fund manager, and/or top law firm, including some exposure to sales and trading issues. Applicants MUST have excellent academics, top credentials and experience at a leading law firm. Knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and/or the Commodities Exchange Act is a strong plus. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collegial, sophisticated, fast paced and innovative environment that values creativity, thoughtful problem-solving, and attention to detail. Hours are significantly more predictable than BigLaw. If interested, please contact Susan Kurz Snyder c/o Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Top Tier Law Firms
New York City
Major domestic and international firms are looking for well-credentialed junior and mid-level associates with experience in capital markets, M&A/private equity, asset management, litigation, broker-dealer and intellectual property. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Major Financial Institution
New York City
Chief Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer positions are available. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

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