Counsel, Private Investment (Funds)

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Boston, USA
23 Jun 2022
23 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

We are seeking an experienced attorney to join our Private Investments Legal Team, a global team providing holistic legal support to Wellington Management's growing private investing business. Counsel will focus primarily on supporting the formation and ongoing lifecycle of private equity funds and related vehicles. Counsel will also collaborate closely with other team members and cross-functional colleagues to advise on legal and regulatory developments, new business initiatives and strategic projects.

  • Advise on the formation, operation and governance of early- and late-stage private equity funds
  • Counsel business, operational and investment colleagues on a wide range of activities and initiatives
  • Represent the firm in negotiations with fund investors and strategic service providers
  • Manage and collaborate with external counsel and alternative providers
  • Monitor and advise on legal and regulatory developments impacting our funds and business
  • Lead or contribute to team projects to enhance and grow the scalability of our fund lifecycle support model
  • Collaborate with compliance and business partners to develop or update risk-based policies and controls
  • Flex to advise on other activities or transactions as needed (eg, portfolio investments, product design)
  • 6+ years of experience practicing law at a national law firm or in-house
  • Experience with private fund formation, investment adviser regulation and federal securities laws
  • Strong counseling skills and judgment, adept at balancing risks and commercial objectives
  • Excellent communication, relationship and influence skills, able to distill complex topics for varied audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, comfortable prioritizing and managing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities, able to proactively identify risks and areas for improvement and drive pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented, global and cross-functional environment
  • Growth mindset and intellectual curiosity, open to learning new practice skills and developing new subject matter expertise as needed
  • Desire to help develop and grow contributions of early career professionals in the team
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .

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