Corporate Counsel

Job ID
[2018]-1313
Category
Legal
Jersey City
NJ

Overview

About Lord Abbett:

 

Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is an independent firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Over the course of our history, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for our leadership, influence, and innovation in the asset management industry. Today, our independent perspective, our commitment to active management, and our intelligent product design continue to make us relevant to individual and institutional investors.

 

From the very beginning, we’ve recognized that our people are our greatest asset. As an investment-led, investor-focused firm, we value intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and collaboration across the organization.

 

We’re looking for people with a keen interest in working for a trusted leader in the asset management industry, a desire to expand their knowledge, and a passion for delivering a client experience that exceeds expectations.

 
Now that you know our history, are you ready to be a part of our future?

Responsibilities

 We are seeking a junior to mid-level asset management attorney to provide ongoing legal advice relevant to Lord Abbett's investment team and operations.  S/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Be a part of a team that provides day-to-day legal support to all aspects of Lord Abbett's investment team and operations
  • Review, negotiate, and manage the various agreements, including transactional documentation, ISDA's, trading agreements, buyer representation letters, confidentiality agreements, as well as technology and other corporate agreements
  • Support the asset recovery services of the firm related to distressed investments
  • Offer legal counsel to promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations and respond to regulatory inquiries and examinations
  • Interpret, analyze, and provide guidance on major regulatory reforms and partner with the Compliance Department on compliance initiatives
  • Sustain an awareness of existing and proposed regulatory initiatives, industry trends and best practices

 

Qualifications

The position requires a candidate with the following competencies and attributes:

  • Excellent academic background, including Juris Doctor degree from a well-respected law school
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as an attorney while working at a leading law firm, in-house, or both
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory framework governing investment advisers, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and other relevant laws and regulations
  • Exposure to ERISA, commodities regulation, registered mutual funds, private commingled investment vehicles, and UCITS funds is a plus but is not required

 A candidate should possess the following personal characteristics:

  • Proactive, energetic, and pragmatic approach to business and legal issues that is oriented toward finding solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to distill and explain technical and/or complex matters to non-lawyers
  • Influence and presence to gain credibility with and the respect of key internal and external constituencies, including his/he manager, colleagues and senior business leaders
  • Active listening skills, including the ability to attend to the concerns of senior managers and business leaders
  • Strong team orientation; values and emphasizes cooperation and teamwork across functional areas
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline intensive environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ethical nature, with the highest standards of integrity

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