Vice President, Counsel-Private Fund Transactions

PIMCO Europe Ltd
Newport Beach, USA
May 25, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.76 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,600 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.
PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:


We are seeking a Vice President, Counsel, to join our legal team based in Newport Beach, CA or New York, NY to support the private fund transactions business, which includes: commercial real estate, distressed loan, private equity, and special situations/corporate transactions, as well as other matters from time to time.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide transactional support for private fund deal teams (including commercial real estate, distressed loan, and special situations/corporate teams)
  • Support MBS/ABS teams in review of structured products deal documents
  • Interact with outside counsel and oversee transactions
  • Identify and manage various corporate, legal, and regulatory issues associated with transactions, including those related to the expansion of PIMCO's business model
  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments and potential compliance impacts to inform PIMCO strategy and corporate initiatives
  • Oversee relationships with outside counsel and legal services in connection with transactions and other relevant matters
  • Work on other legal projects

Key relationship includes:

  • Executive Office
  • Portfolio Management
  • Compliance team
  • Legal counsel/law firms
  • Product Management

Position Requirements:


  • J.D. and excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school
  • 5-10 years at a leading law firm or a combination of experience in-house experience in addition to global Financial Services or Private Equity firm, focused on commercial real estate, private equity and/or special situations transactions
  • Significant, substantive experience drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, preferably representing the primary equity capital member
  • Comprehensive knowledge of real estate and private equity financing arrangements and documentation
  • Experience with private equity funds, MNPI, registered investment advisors, and conflicts issues is preferred


  • Intelligent, bright, conceptual thinker and a quick learner with the ability to quickly assess a situation and generate new insights and usable ideas
  • Outstanding reputation of professional integrity with the ability to be immediately, personally credible within the organization and in the investment and client communities
  • An independent entrepreneurial self-starter with the ability to get things done
  • Leadership skills to achieve the best results working with a high caliber group of individuals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; the ability to articulate clear ideas/strategies, both verbally and in writing, internally and externally
  • Well-organized, high energy level/self-starter; must work well in a team environment, especially with other senior level employees
  • Consensus builder and team player with the ability to work well within a matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural skills, and sensitivities to work effectively in a global organization
  • Demonstrated legal skills, business acumen, initiative, creativity, learning-oriented mindset, and collaborative style
  • Champions a client-first approach and vision across all business functions, including corporate initiatives, business planning, and strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple, concurrent priorities and delivering on commitments
  • Clear commitment to PIMCO's culture, values, and approach


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

Similar jobs

Similar jobs