Venture Capital

Associate Counsel, New York, NY (or Los Angeles, San Francisco)

Associate Counsel (NYC, LA, SF):  Our client, a global venture capital firm, is looking for an experienced corporate attorney to join its growing team.  This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual looking to join a dynamic and collegial team and apply his or her law firm (or hybrid law firm/in-house) experience.  The role will primarily be focused on management of investments into mid/late stage private technology companies from all over the world, but there will be plenty of opportunities to learn and grow in other areas of the group’s work as well. 


Key Points:

  • Opportunity to work on deals involving cutting edge companies in a very interesting space
  • Will be working with a growing group of attorneys who value good work, dedication, a learning mindset and a supportive environment
  • Joining a legal and compliance group of 4
  • Experience with investor and company-side private financings will be key, along with the ability to manage a wide range of matters at one time
  • Exposure to deal work in non-US companies, private fund formation/documentation, credit facilities and other corporate/fund matters will be helpful 


  • Coordinate with investment team and outside counsel on various matters (private financings, merger/sale agreements, IPOs) from NDA/term sheet to modeling to documentation to closing process.
  • Service existing portfolio company investments.
  • Issue spot legal and regulatory concerns as part of deal process.
  • Coordinate with other groups in the organization – accounting, valuations, investor relations, compliance, etc – on various matters.
  • Manage exit transactions for investments, including M&A, IPOs, secondary sales, etc.
  • Collaborate with others on fund documentation and processes.
  • Assist with general legal matters within the organization.
  • Help improve and grow our internal processes as we raise new funds, make more and more investments and grow our team.


  • JD required with stellar academic credentials from an accredited law school
  • 4th to 7th year attorney, ideally at a law firm focused on VC/PE transactions, with experience in corporate and transactional matters
  • Skillset to understand, adopt and improve internal approach to investment management
  • Ability to multitask with numerous active matters at one time in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to oversee and effectively manage outside and local counsel and communicate complex concepts simply for internal stakeholders
  • Openness to taking on and learning new matters within the group as needed
  • Team-focused, practical and solutions-oriented attitude.

 Job Reference #1713

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