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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.

Top Pharma Co Seeks R&D Attorney for Boston or NYC office
Cambridge, MA
An extremely well-regarded pharmaceutical company is looking to hire a Corporate Counsel position to join their Business Transactions legal team, a group of highly talented colleagues dedicated to providing legal support to the company’s worldwide research, development and medical organization. Support of the client group would include, but not be limited to, the structuring, negotiation and execution of strategic R&D transactions (e.g., complex licenses, research collaborations, etc.) as well as general counseling. Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience at a large law firm, pharmaceutical or biotech company, having handled pharmaceutical and/or biotech transactional matters that impact R&D (e.g., IP licensing, R&D collaborations, sponsored research, material transfer agreements, etc.) and a thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing the research, development and approval of new medicines. A scientific background and previous in-house experience at a pharmaceutical and/or biotech company is a plus as is experience with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), human subject protections and data privacy. This position would ideally sit in Cambridge, MA but could also sit in NYC. Compensation will consist of a base, target bonus and equity. Lifestyle is typically 8:30-6:30. The corporate culture is family friendly, collegial and professional. This is an amazing, high-profile role with exposure to top executives working on sophisticated matters yet also allows for a balanced lifestyle. They are currently still remote but will be back in the office 2-3 days a week in January with flexibility. This is a job you can feel good about as you will be part of a team that provides proactive and readily-accessible legal counsel and support to client groups, with a focus on protecting and enhancing business value and delivering breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

In-House Funds Counsel! 3 Days in the Office; Hours are 8:30-5:30!
New York, NY
A global asset manager with $180B AUM with emerging markets roots and a commitment to developing specialist investment teams that offer distinctive investment strategies spanning equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and sustainability to help institutional investors, those advising others, and individuals is looking for a funds counsel.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2+ years of solid funds/ asset management experience at either a law firm or in-house. The funds counsel will assist the Head of Legal, Americas & CCO with legal and compliance matters involving the firm’s various funds, including private funds, ’40 Act funds, the SMA program and any future funds and will be responsible for drafting and updating various fund documents, including PPMs, prospectuses, subscription agreements and operating agreements. In addition, the counsel will also play a key role in the firm’s funds compliance program ensuring that filings or other reporting requirements are completed on an accurate and timely basis. This is an outstanding experience to be a true funds generalist while enjoying a very balanced lifestyle.  The role requires at least 3 days in its midtown NYC office and the hours are 8:30-5:30 (for real!) and no weekends!  You will report to an outstanding, supportive manager as part of a five-person legal team. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will consist of a base and a cash bonus.  If interested, please contact sforrest@glslsg.com

Bond Ratings Agency Seeks an Assistant General Counsel
New York, NY
This is a rare opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, yet balanced in-house legal team with a set hybrid schedule reporting to a phenomenal manager. Candidates must have at least 6 years of experience with M&A, general corporate and reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements and knowledge of the securities laws. This attorney will be part of a 6-attorney team that handles all legal matters for the company and will report directly to the General Counsel. Responsibilities will include: engagement letters/ business development; M&A; contract review, drafting and negotiating; corporate governance; data privacy/ cybersecurity and SEC compliance and filings.This position is a hybrid work schedule of Mondays and Fridays from home and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in its midtown NYC office.  Hours are typically 9-6:30. This is a Senior Director position and compensation will consist of a base and a target cash bonus which is based on company, team and individual performance. If interested, please contact sforrest@glslsg.com

A Publicly Traded Financial Services Company and Its Affiliated Investment Advisors is Seeking a Funds Attorney
New York, NY
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as a lawyer on investment advisory matters at a leading law firm, registered investment manager, and/or at a fund administrator or custodian (in-house experience a plus).  The title is Associate Director or Director (depending on years of experience) and will report to the VP, Head of Institutional Legal. Primary responsibilities include providing support to the senior attorney advising the institutional business, assisting and supporting with marketing, establishment, and maintenance of institutional separate accounts and sub-advisory relationships; development, offering, distribution, and governance of vehicles designed for institutional investors; preparation of trading documentation and review of global securities offerings; and providing support to internal groups supporting the institutional and international business lines. Hours are generally 8:30-6/6:30, and the environment is collegial, professional and collaborative. They are in their midtown Manhattan office 4 days a week and 1 day from home. Compensation will be commiserate with experience and consist of a base, target cash bonus and RSUs. If you are interested, please contact sforrest@glslsg.com.

Fabulous Private Investment Team Transactions Counsel Role at Dynamic Fund
New York, NY
Imagine yourself moving in-house at a highly respected cutting-edge quant fund with $60B AUM. The Fund's Private Investment team seens an ambitious Transactions Counsel to join its unparalleled legal team. Partner with investment teams and External Advisers in all investment acpects including deal sourcing, evaluation, structuring, negotiation and financing and throughout the lifecycle of new and existing portfolio investments; as well as manage and support a variety of strategic transactions and corporate initiatives. Ideal for those who excel in managing, negotiating and executing complex investments, and want to work on a varied spectrum of sophisticated investment types and structures while building on core transactional expertise by developing hands-on experience with the operational, regulatory and investment funds requirements of a top-tier multi-strategy illiquid investments asset manager. The fund offers reasonable lifestyle, competitive compensation, and outstanding benefits! 6+ years of M&A, Special Situations and/or Private Equity Transactional experience at a top law firm or in-house required. Experience with private equity firms, private equity strategies and corporate governance is a plus. If interested, please contact ssleight@glslsg.com.

GLS Exclusive: Prestigious NJ Trial Boutique Seeks Litigation Associate
Northern New Jersey
We are working on an exclusive search for our client, an elite litigation boutique in Northern NJ. The firm is eager to hire a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial superstar litigation associate to join its exploding criminal and civil practice. The firm routinely represents major corporations and prominent individuals in top-of-the-news cases. It is proud to take multiple cases to trial each year and can offer talented associates the opportunity to be involved in cases from inception to completion and gain real responsibility from day one. Our search firm is proud that two of our BigLaw candidates were promoted to partnership and the firm is committed to continue to promote from within. This is an outstanding opportunity for litigators who want to get serious trial experience and continue to grow in a truly dynamic practice. For litigators eager to serve as an AUSA, the firm is incredibly well-connected with the DOJ, particularly in NJ and the SDNY, and can help pave the way for that opportunity. Candidates must have a Federal Clerkship, 2+ years of substantive, sophisticated litigation experience at a top firm, and an excellent academic record. NJ bar membership required (NY bar members may waive in). Compensation is highly competitive for both base and bonus. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

Top Tier Law Firms – Join the Restructuring Boom
New York, NY
Prominent law firms with destination debtor and creditor practices are eager to add associates with at least 2 years of transactional or litigation experience in insolvency or restructuring. This is the moment for ambitious, well-credentialed and motivated associates to move to some of the busiest and most sought-after insolvency practices. Secure your future in this wave. If interested, please contact Stephanie Forrest at sforrest@glslsg.com.

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

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