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Practice Development Attorney (Investment Management)

Company: Soni Resources Group
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Private Investment Funds and Investment Management ('Funds') practice is one of the marquee practices. It is part of a broader private equity practice that spans a full range of disciplines including fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged and fund finance, capital markets, tax, employment benefits, regulatory and cyber-protection. The Fund Formation practice includes lawyers in the US, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. It is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and has a blue-chip roster of clients. The Funds practice's partners are looking for someone to join the team and provide support, in particular to one of the practice's senior leaders, across a wide range of client relationship, client service, client development, practice build, firm matter management, marketing and other professional activities. As a member of the legal support staff, the Funds Practice Development Attorney will:

  • Play a substantive supporting role on active matters and use relevant legal and analytical skills to support existing client relationships, including by (i) reviewing and analyzing transaction documents, relevant precedents and comparisons of key fund terms, (ii) preparing talking points and issues lists for client meetings and calls, (iii) taking notes during meetings and calls, (iv) assisting with document revisions based on client input and requests, and (v) identifying, managing, and, where appropriate, delegating other follow-up action items
  • Review and analyze market trends and developments relating to private equity, investment management, and fund formation; gather and review applicable materials relating to such topics (including public filings and industry articles); become thoroughly familiar with the key issues and substantive points, develop concise and informative outlines and provide meaningful contributions during substantive discussions
  • Ensure that key clients' requests are handled in a timely fashion, either by the partner, other members of the practice or, where appropriate, personally; assist with managing and meeting client deadlines, including by communicating timing expectations to attorneys and ensuring the timely distribution of requested deliverables
  • Develop thought leadership and knowledge management materials alongside members of the Funds practice, including substantive guides and summaries discussing industry trends and developments and the implications for clients; track and analyze the market's position with respect to key fund terms and ensure that negotiated changes are shared within the Funds group and incorporated into the firm's model forms
    • Assist with the organization of internal client events; organize and manage external events with relevant industry groups (e.g., International Bar Association conference on Globalization of Investment Funds in Spring 2019 being chaired by a partner); coordinate directly with external parties regarding planning and preparations for conferences and events that partners are participating in; work with other members of the practice to develop substantive content and materials for panels, seminars and other external presentations
    • Work with partners to strategically assemble pitch teams; coordinate and participate in pitch-preparation sessions, including by drafting appropriate talking points and ensuring the timely development of other pitch materials
    • Work with others to ensure excellent client service support when needed, including in such areas as billing and records management Qualifications
      • Very strong organizational and project management skills and financial and business acumen
      • Practical judgment - e.g., in determining priorities
      • Ability to "see the bigger picture" and get to the heart of issues rapidly
      • Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as the interpersonal skills required to interact effectively with clients, senior lawyers and other colleagues
      • Very strong client service ethic
      • Ability to collaborate effectively in a non-hierarchical environment with partners, lawyers and administrative colleagues
      • Competence with relevant technology tools used by the Funds practice
      • A law degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience in a law firm, professional services firm or other corporate environment required
      • Knowledge of the private equity industry preferred Preferred Qualifications
        • Knowledge of the private equity industry

Keywords: Soni Resources Group, New York , Practice Development Attorney (Investment Management), Legal , New York, New York

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