Boston Positions

Corporate

Corporate Department: Career Associate for Finance Group - Boston or New York 

The Finance Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Boston or New York based mid-level (4 to 5 years of experience) attorney for a career associate position in our fund finance practice. The position involves representing fund borrowers across the asset management spectrum including exposure to private funds (capital call facilities), debt funds (portfolio leverage financing) and registered funds (open-end and closed-end fund liquidity facilities) in leadership roles.  The ideal candidate would have experience in these areas or substantial financing expertise and interest in developing a fund-based specialty.  The role will involve direct client contact, drafting agreements and supervising junior attorneys.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications include 3-4 years of related experience or substantial financing expertise and interest in developing a fund-based specialty. We are not accepting submissions from search firms for this position.  If interested, please submit your application (including a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter) via this system.  To learn more about the Fund Finance practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, please visit here.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Litigation

Business and Securities Litigation Department: Sr. Career Associate (Transactional Liability Risk Management) 5+ yrs. – Boston

The Business and Securities Litigation Department seeks an attorney with 5+ years of corporate M&A and/or complex liability insurance experience to support our liability risk management practice, focusing on M&A transactional risk insurance products.  Responsibilities include drafting and negotiating complex, customized insurance contracts, counseling on risk management issues and transactional representations and warranties and tax indemnity insurance coverage in connection with mergers and acquisitions and claims advocacy. Salary commensurate with experience.  Diverse applicants and very experienced applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  Strong academic and professional experience required, and large firm experience preferred.  If interested, please submit your application (including a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter) via this system.  To learn more about the liability risk management practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, please visit here. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Business and Securities Litigation Department: Jr. Career Associate (Transactional Liability Risk Management) 0-3 yrs. – Boston

The Business and Securities Litigation Department seeks an attorney with 0-3 years of corporate M&A and/or complex liability insurance experience or demonstrable interest to support our liability risk management practice, focusing on M&A transactional risk insurance products.  Responsibilities include drafting and negotiating complex, customized insurance contracts, counseling on risk management issues and transactional representations and warranties and tax indemnity insurance coverage in connection with mergers and acquisitions and claims advocacy. Salary commensurate with experience.  Strong academic record required and firm experience preferred.  If interested, please submit your application (including a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter) via this system.  We are not accepting submissions from search firms for this position.  To learn more about the liability risk management practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, please visit here. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Private Client Group

Private Client Group Department: Senior Career Attorney – Boston

The Private Client Group is seeking a career counsel or attorney hire with substantial knowledge and experience to support to the firm’s planned giving practice.  The ideal candidate will have: (i) at least 5 years practicing law, working with exempt organizations or as a trust & estate attorney, within the last 8 years, (ii) at least 5 years working within charitable giving, including exposure to planned giving and private foundations; and (iii) can demonstrate significant and successful relationships advising clients. 

Job Description.  The Planned Giving counsel or attorney will have a primary role within the firm’s planned giving and charitable planning practices, including:

  • Preparation of planned giving documents, including gift annuity agreements, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts, and related correspondence;
  • Negotiation of gift agreements for major gifts and planned gifts;
  • Communication with clients, their donors and their donors’ counsel about planned giving, including development of planned giving arrangements and review of documents with clients;
  • In consultation with partners, development of solutions to complex gift questions;
  • Respond to client questions regarding charitable giving issues; 
  • Identify and coordinate cross practice support from attorneys in other practice groups, including private investment funds, hedge funds, and tax, and support cross practice initiatives including the firm’s Charitable Foundation Initiative and Family Office Initiative;
  • Support partners in maintaining The Harvard Manual on Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving;
  • Expand and maintain knowledge management in planned giving practice;
  • Provide training to associates and paraprofessionals on planned giving; and
  • Support the firm’s charitable foundation practice, including oversight of document preparation, research and client advising, contribute to firm business development efforts, and support the firm’s philanthropic advisor.

Substantive Knowledge and Experience.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience advising public charities and their donors on giving, including:

  • Drafting planned giving documents for large public charities;
  • Negotiating and drafting gift agreements for major gifts and planned gifts to large public charities; and
  • Counseling public charity clients, their donors and their donors’ counsel in connection with the development of planned giving arrangements. 

The ideal candidate will also have significant experience with charitable planning, including:

  • Advising individuals on income, gift and estate taxation of charitable giving;
  • Developing charitable planning strategies for high net worth individuals and families;
  • Drafting charitable planning documents, including split-interest charitable trusts; and
  • Planning with charitable entities, including establishing and administering private foundations. 

Technical Skills.  The ideal candidate will have the following technical competencies: 

  • Strong communication skills, including an ability to explain complicated giving structures to clients and their advisors;
  • Strong drafting skills; Excellent grammar and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple matters with multiple partners;
  • Willingness to take the initiative to ensure high-quality work and service and to improve offering and processes;
  • Willingness to approach the job with creativity;
  • Ability to manage workflow, delegate to, and supervise the work product of junior associates and professional staff; and
  • Ability to be collaborative and work well within a team of attorneys and professional staff.

Fitting into the Firm.  The ideal candidate would understand the importance of the planned giving practice within the firm and will ensure that the timing and quality of work is at the same standard as provided by other practice groups who also work with the planned giving clients. 

Cultural Compatibility.  It is essential that the candidate we hire has a strong cultural compatibility with the firm.  The successful candidate will need to be a team player and will work well with the other lawyers and professional staff.  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.

If interested, please submit your application (including a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter) via this system.  To learn more about the Private Client Group practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, please visit here.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.