Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice is a global leader covering a wide range of industries, including real estate, private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, natural resources and hedge funds, worldwide. We provide fund managers with the sophisticated level of counsel required for structuring, forming, advising and operating private investment funds.
As the Professional Support Lawyerfor the U.S. Private Investment Funds legal practice group, you are an experienced private investment funds lawyer who will be a member of one of the legal industry’s leading Knowledge Management groups, known for award-winning and innovative KM systems and approaches. Working as an embedded Professional Support Lawyer within the Private Investment Funds legal practice, you will work closely with PIF leaders and will draw upon your legal expertise and prior experience to support this group by providing the highest quality legal content and know-how for our U.S. practitioners.
What you’ll do:
Create, develop and maintain model documents, forms, precedents, checklists, and other substantive content for the Practice, ensuring such content is up-to-date and readily accessible on the firm’s intranet and other content sharing platforms.
Serve as a source of legal, market and practical expertise; identifying and collecting key data points of the Practice’s legal work for statistical analysis and post-deal assessments, benchmarking and market trends.
Monitor and inform the Practice of important legal developments relevant to the Practice; supporting the writing and publication of external client alerts on such developments.
Develop curriculum for, and participate in, training initiatives for the Practice, including internal training sessions, client workshops, and other firm educational training programs.
Work with the Knowledge Management team to develop solutions to increase efficiency, enable legal project management and improve legal service delivery of the Practice; such as document assembly packages, expert systems and client-facing applications.
Participate in Knowledge Management Department meetings to facilitate the sharing of best practices and knowledge, and perform such other duties as requested by the Knowledge Management Department.
Assist in business development efforts for the Practice, including thought leadership initiatives, client seminars and pitches, to elevate the awareness and value of the Practice and the firm’s KM program.
Who you are:
Juris Doctor required.
7+ years legal experience practicing in the private investment funds area, either in a law firm or in house legal department, including experience with private placements under the Securities Act of 1933, unregistered funds under the Investment Company Act and exposure to the Investment Advisers Act.
Passion for knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work.
Interest in working with legal technology, such as document automation, artificial intelligence and collaboration platforms.
Location: New York or Washington D.C. preferred, though other Goodwin U.S. offices may be an option Reports to the Director of Knowledge Management, Business Law