Litigation Department: Antitrust Group - Washington, DC
The Antitrust Group of Ropes & Gray LLP is seeking a Washington, DC based rising mid-level (2 to 3 years of experience) associate, with experience working on substantive antitrust matters and transactions, including antitrust litigation and counseling, investigations and second requests issued by the antitrust enforcement agencies, and CID responses. Experience at the Federal Trade Commission and/or the Department of Justice-Antitrust Division is preferred. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Business Restructuring Department - Boston or New York
The Business Restructuring Department is seeking Boston or New York based associates with three to six years’ experience in representing clients in bankruptcy cases and distressed situations. Candidates must have sophisticated experience in handling bankruptcy matters as associates at a peer firm. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Corporate Department: Hong Kong
The Corporate Department of the Hong Kong Office is seeking an entry-level corporate associate for the fall of 2018 who has completed or is graduating from a US law school with a JD or LLM degree and is or plans to become admitted to a US bar. The associate must be fluent in Mandarin and English. The ideal candidate will have transactional corporate law experience at an international law firm in Asia and is interested in pursuing either finance or private equity transaction work.
Corporate Department: Private Investment Funds Group - Boston and New York
The Private Investment Funds group is seeking mid-level associates in our New York and Boston offices. The ideal, well-experienced candidates will have 4 to 5 years of closed-end fund formation experience. Preferred candidates will have a strong knowledge of applicable U.S. securities laws and the Investment Advisers Act, as well as familiarity with U.S. tax, ERISA and other regulations that impact private funds.
Corporate Department: Private Investment Funds Group - Hong Kong
The Private Investment Funds Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Hong Kong based senior-level associate. The ideal candidate will have 6 to 8 years, at a minimum, of fund formation experience, particularly forming private equity funds. Experience with hedge funds and separate accounts as well as co-investment, secondary transactions and closed end funds is highly desirable. Preferred candidates will have familiarity with the relevant industry practices on such funds and U.S. securities related thereto. Mandarin fluency is preferred although not mandatory.
Corporate Department: Private Equity Group – San Francisco
The Private Equity Group of the Corporate Department is seeking highly qualified associates to join the San Francisco office. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies with respect to sophisticated public or private mergers and acquisitions, growth investments and other similar transactions, as well as general corporate matters. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Corporate Department: Investment Management Group – Boston, New York or San Francisco
The Investment Management Group is seeking mid- to senior-level associates (3-7 years of experience) for its Boston, New York or San Francisco offices to handle matters involving representation of investment companies (open-end funds, closed-end funds and ETFs) in all aspects of their operations. The associates also will work closely with mutual fund boards of directors and should have experience or an interest in working with independent board members. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Corporate Department: Securities & Public Companies Group – San Francisco
The Securities & Public Companies 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.
Corporate Department: Finance Group – Boston or New York
The Finance Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Boston or New York based mid-level (2 to 5 years of related experience) associate with sophisticated experience in leveraged financing transactions. Candidates must have solid experience representing private equity firms or banks providing financing to private equity firms in debt financing transactions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of credit agreements, high yield bond indentures, bridge facilities, commitment letters and term sheets, security and guarantee agreements and intercreditor and subordination agreements. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Private Client Group Department – Boston
The Private Client Group is seeking a highly talented experienced attorney to support the department’s sophisticated estate planning practice. The ideal candidate will have:
Substantial substantive knowledge and experience in U.S. domestic estate planning and a willingness to participate in the Private Client Group’s fiduciary practice
Some experience with international tax and estate planning and a willingness to develop an expertise in the other core areas of the department’s legal practice, including planned giving to public charities, philanthropic estate planning, and advising clients with significant private equity holdings
A willingness to: collaborate with other Private Client Group lawyers; support the diverse practices within the Private Client Group; serve as a key leverage point within the legal practice’s workflow by reviewing work product from junior associates and by taking on substantive work that would otherwise be handled by partners; competence and confidence to take initiative on client matters to ensure timing and quality of work exceed both client and partner expectations; and contribute to our overall practice.
Cultural compatibility and the ability to work well within a team of attorneys and professional staff
The ideal candidate would be Boston-based and have 5-8 years of experience practicing within a similar sophisticated estate planning practice at a large law firm.
Substantive Knowledge and Experience. The ideal candidate will have significant experience advising high net worth individuals and families on sophisticated tax and estate planning matters including:
Structuring and drafting core estate plans to meet transfer tax and dispositive goals
Structuring and implementing lifetime gifting strategies as well as leveraging strategies such as GRATs and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts
Advising on and implementing charitable planning techniques, including split interests trusts and structuring and administering private foundations and other charitable trusts
Planning for multi-generational wealth with family partnerships, trusts and other entities
Fiduciary income tax matters relating to complicated estates and trusts
Administration of estates and trusts for high net worth families
Technical Skills. The ideal candidate will have the following technical competencies:
Strong communication skills, including an ability to explain complicated tax and estate planning techniques to clients
Strong drafting skills, including excellent grammar and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple matters with multiple partners
Willingness to take the initiative to ensure timing and quality of work exceed client expectations
Ability to manage workflow, delegate to, and supervise the work product of junior associates and professional staff
Ability to be collaborative and work well within a team of both attorneys and professional staff
Additional Responsibilities. The ideal candidate would also have some experience with international tax and estate planning and would provide support to this burgeoning portion of our practice. In addition, he or she would have an interest in serving as a fiduciary where appropriate and in helping us build our fiduciary management business.
Portable Billings. We do not require the candidate to have any portable billings.
Cultural Compatibility. It is essential that the candidate we hire has a strong cultural compatibility with the Private Client Group. The successful candidate will need to be a team player and will work well with the other lawyers and the professional staff in the group and the firm. We will also look to the successful candidate to train junior associates and professional staff in the Private Client Group on sophisticated estate planning, sophisticated drafting techniques and matter management. Client service is a high priority, and it is important that the candidate understand and internalize the concept that all clients are clients of the firm and not of a particular lawyer. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Corporate Department: Real Estate Investments and Transactions Group – Boston or New York
The Real Estate Investments and Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a mid-level (2 to 5 years of experience) associate for its Boston or New York offices, with sophisticated national real estate transactional experience including in joint ventures and co-investments, complex acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets, debt and equity and real estate finance. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Corporate Department: Private Equity Transactions Group – Seoul or Hong Kong
The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a mid-level M&A associate to be based out of the Seoul or Hong Kong office. The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years of experience in cross-border M&A (strategic or PE) or other corporate transactions at a major US or UK law firm. Candidates must hold a US JD and fluency in Korean is essential. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Tax & Benefits
Tax & Benefits Department: Benefits Group
The Benefits Group of the Tax & Benefits Department is seeking experienced associates (2-6 years of experience at a top-tier peer firm) to handle employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Ideal candidates would have sophisticated knowledge of M&A-related transactional benefits work, executive compensation, and traditional employee benefits experience, including retirement and health and welfare plans. Positions are available in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.