ESG & Fund Counsel

New York, NY

Job Reference #1886

Our client, a large private equity and hedge fund, is looking to bring on an ESG &  Fund Counsel to join their Fund Formation Team. This position will report to Senior Fund Counsel and will work closely with the ESG team.

Key Points

  • First fully dedicated ESG legal position – no shortage of growth in terms of owning and running ESG moving forward alongside the ESG investment team
  • Highly visible position that will interact with all levels of seniority and help to build out the ESG legal program
  • Collaborative, friendly, supportive team 
  • Flexible work from home policy and competitive compensation


  • Develop and maintain ESG compliance program
  • Stay current on all upcoming U.S. and European ESG regulatory trends
  • Create and review all ESG documents, marketing materials and investor-related materials
  • Supervise the preparation of fund documents; prepare agreements, diligence requests and transfers
  • Contribute to the preparation of regulatory filings and other compliance forms
  • Create and review internal ESG compliance policies and procedures; create internal ESG compliance training materials
  • Assist with the annual review process
  • Advise on any legal and compliance issues regarding fund formation and ESG initiatives


  • JD and one to four years of legal experience at a recognized law firm or relevant in-house experience
  • Significant experience focused on fund formation and private investment funds
  • Solid knowledge of reporting requirements including SFDR, TCFD and EU Taxonomy; familiarity with Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, Investment Company Act 
  • Strong, proactive work ethic and ability to work in a demanding environment

Compensation Range: $250k-$345K