Vice President, Counsel (Alternatives)

Newport Beach, USA
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 13, 2021
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 $1.92 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 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:

Work as an attorney in the Legal and Compliance group.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop, document, launch and maintain private funds
  • Negotiate and manage side letters
  • Manage all regulatory issues associated with private funds
  • Interact with outside counsel and oversee private fund transactions
  • Review and negotiate investment management agreements/requests for proposals
  • Research various legal and regulatory issues, including those associated with expansion of PIMCO's business model
  • Work on general corporate projects
  • Oversee some litigation matters

Key Relationships:

  • Executive Office
  • Product Management
  • Account Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Compliance team
  • Legal counsel/law firms
  • Clients (domestic and global)

Position Requirements:

  • Six or more years as an associate at a leading law firm or regulator, or similar experience
  • Industry experience including in-house experience within the asset management/fixed income industry is a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge with securities laws applicable to registered investment advisors, including the Investment Advisor's Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Commodity Exchange Act
Experience with the following is preferred
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Fund of Funds
  • Structured Products
  • Transactions
  • Legal issues relating to asset management
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Mutual funds
  • Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory compliance General
  • Leadership skills to achieve the best results working with a high caliber group of individuals
  • Well organized, high energy level/self-starter, must work well in a team environment, especially with other senior level employees
  • Communication skills to work within the firm's demanding and highly focused environment, as well as with clients and outside contacts
  • Solutions-driven individual with an ability to drive forward on account-related issues
  • Clear commitment to PIMCO's culture, values and approach Personal Characteristics:
  • 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 and have the potential 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
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills - able to articulate clear ideas/strategies both verbally and in writing
  • Mature and self-confident
  • Consensus builder and team player with the ability to work well within a matrix organization
  • Cultural skills and sensitivities to work effectively in global organizations
  • Outstanding client service skills

  • J.D. and excellent academic credentials from a top tier US school.


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being 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

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