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Business Restructuring Associate

The Business Restructuring Department is seeking an experienced associate with 3-5 years of experience to join either our Boston or New York office.  The ideal candidate will have experience representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and distressed situations.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Experienced Associates will be involved in all aspects of complex corporate restructuring transactions.  Associates represent debtors and creditors in connection with chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and other state law insolvency-based proceedings in a variety of industries. Negotiate and draft chapter 11 filings, term sheets and disclosure statements, plans of reorganization, settlements and asset purchase agreements. Prepare for contested hearings, including preparing witnesses for deposition and hearing testimony.  Research and analyze legal issues with respect to chapter 11 and commercial law. 

Skills/Abilities:

Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in handling bankruptcy matters as an associate at peer law firms.  Candidates must also be intellectually curious, possess exceptional interpersonal skills to interact with clients and fellow colleagues and have strong written communication skills.  J.D. degree from an accredited law school is required and experience working at a Chambers-ranked bankruptcy department at a large law firm is preferred.  Candidates with clerkship experience at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Capital Markets Group

The Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Corporate Department are seeking a San Francisco based mid to senior level associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in capital markets, corporate governance, and strategic mergers & acquisitions. In particular, candidates should have experience representing corporate issuers and major investment banks in all aspects of equity capital markets financings, mergers and acquisitions and advice to clients on compliance & corporate governance issues in the life sciences and/or technology space. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Capital Markets Group – Boston or New York

The Capital Markets Group of the Corporate Department are seeking a Boston or New York based junior to mid-level associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in capital markets, corporate governance, and strategic mergers & acquisitions. In particular, candidates should have experience representing corporate issuers and major investment banks in all aspects of equity capital markets financings, mergers and acquisitions and advice to clients on compliance & corporate governance issues. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Capital Markets Group – San Francisco

The Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Corporate Department are seeking a San Francisco based mid to senior level associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in capital markets, corporate governance, and strategic mergers & acquisitions. In particular, candidates should have experience representing corporate issuers and major investment banks in all aspects of equity capital markets financings, mergers and acquisitions and advice to clients on compliance & corporate governance issues in the life sciences and/or technology space. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Private Equity Transactions Group – Chicago

The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a highly-qualified experienced mid-level associate (Class of 2018 – Class of 2017) for our Chicago office.  Associates in this role will be expected to advise private equity funds and their portfolio companies with respect to sophisticated public or private acquisitions, growth investments and other similar transactions, as well as general corporate matters, including governance and securities law compliance matters.  Associate will have the opportunity to work both within teams and manage varies parts of transactions independently. 

Required Skills/Abilities:

Qualified candidates will have 3-4 years of comparable experience working at a large AmLaw 100 law firm, have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills to effectively manage client relationships and have the ability to manage priorities in a fast paced and, at times, deadline driven environment.  Excellent academic credentials and admission to the  Illinois state bar, or eligibility to obtain admission promptly, will be required.

Candidates applying for this position must provide a detailed cover letter outlining experience and reason they are interested in Ropes & Gray, resume, law school transcript and a deal sheet.    

Private Equity Transactions Group Tokyo

The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking Junior to Mid-level Associates to join its growing and vibrant practice in Tokyo. Candidates should be admitted to a US bar and fluent and able to conduct business in both Japanese and English. Ideal candidates will have 1-5 years of experience in cross-border corporate transactions, M&A, advising private equity funds as well as general corporate matters. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Private Equity Transactions Group (Mid-level) – Boston, New York and San Francisco

The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking highly-qualified experienced mid-level associates for our Boston, New York and San Francisco offices. Candidates who will be considered for these positions will have 3 – 4 years of experience at a large law firm and solid experience advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies with respect to sophisticated public or private acquisitions, growth investments and other similar transactions, as well as general corporate matters, including governance and securities law compliance matters. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and strong analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, deal sheet and law school transcript when applying for this position and reference position PET34. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Finance Group  Tokyo

The Finance Group of the Corporate Department is seeking Junior to Mid-level Associates to join its growing and vibrant debt finance transactional practice in Tokyo. Candidates should be admitted in the U.S. or E&W and fluent and able to conduct business in both Japanese and English. Ideal candidates will have 1-5 years of experience in cross-border leveraged financing transactions advising private equity funds, although other financing experience will be taken into account. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Finance Group  Hong Kong

The Finance Group is seeking a fluent Korean speaking Junior to Mid-level Associate based in Hong Kong to join its debt finance transactional practice.

Duties/Responsibilities. Associate will be expected to advise private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies as well as other corporate borrowers on a wide-range of financing structures, including senior and subordinated credit facilities, asset-based facilities, high-yield bonds and mezzanine financings, with a focus on Korea and other Asia-Pacific cross-border leveraged finance transactions.  

Required Skills/Abilities. Candidates must be admitted to practice in either England, Hong Kong or New York and must possess business level fluency in both Korean and English. To be successful in this role, qualifying candidates should have 2-5 years of legal experience at a top tier global law firm working on cross-border leveraged financing transactions advising private equity funds. 

How to Apply. Submit cover letter, resume, deal sheet and law school transcript to asiarecruiting@ropesgray.com

Litigation & Enforcement Mid-level Antitrust Associate – Washington, D.C.

The Antitrust group of the Litigation & Enforcement department of Ropes & Gray LLP is seeking an experienced mid-level associate with 3-5 solid years of experience to join the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Candidates must have mergers & acquisitions/conduct investigation experience.  Experience at the Federal Trade Commission and/or the Department of Justice-Antitrust Division is highly valued.  Antitrust litigation experience is preferable, but not required. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer

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