VP, Counsel

Newport Beach, USA
Dec 03, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50+ years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives - regardless of shifting marketing conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

Position Description

Working with other attorneys and paralegal staff, the Vice President, Counsel - Legal Funds, will provide legal support for PIMCO's U.S. registered funds, including open-end funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds and PIMCO's collective investment trusts. You will review and negotiate various agreements, including: intermediary agreements, fund participation agreements, ETF authorized participant agreements, and agreements with fund service providers. You will provide ongoing legal advice to various internal groups relating to the funds, including: the Funds Business Group, Compliance, Global Wealth Management, Account Management and Product Strategy. You will assist in the preparation and review of materials for board meetings and will handle other legal and regulatory matters as assigned.

The position will be based in either Newport Beach, CA or Austin, TX.

Position Requirements
  • J.D. and excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school
  • 3-10 years of experience at a leading law firm or in-house experience focused on Asset Management (highly desirable)
  • Member of the Bar of any US State
  • Demonstrated knowledge of securities laws applicable to registered investment companies, including the Investment Company Act of 1940, and experience with SEC filings for registered investment companies required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with closed-end funds, open-end funds and CITs
  • Knowledge of Regulated Investment Company tax rules
Professional Skills Requirements
  • 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
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

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