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Robert Half General Counsel in La Jolla, California


VC Fund - General Counsel Role

Robert Half Legal is actively looking for a dynamic and well-rounded General Counsel to be a key member of a local VC fund's management team. This would be a direct hire/full-time position with a VC company that focuses on Renewable Energy, Disruptive Technology, MedTech etc. (Please direct submissions or questions to Kate Hewitt, Robert Half, Direct Hire Recruiting Manager at kate.hewittroberthalf.< com.)

Client is a global investment firm headquartered in La Jolla, CA, with assets across various strategies in both the private and public markets. This role will be responsible for leading VC Fund's team, inclusive of drafting and negotiating legal documentation with respect to fund investments, co-investments, direct investments, secondary investments, and the formation of new fund structures and investment firms oriented to specific investment strategies.

• Fund invests seed money, early stage, and series A companies, then stays with investment through series B and beyond.

• Emerging Technology, Renewable Energy, as well as on a non-profit arm

Responsibilities of Role:

  • General Legal Counsel: Lead staffing and legal work imperative to private market investment analysis, management, execution, and formation of new investment entities related to proprietary investment strategies, with an emphasis on Venture Capital and Private Equity;

  • Providing guidance and direction to the investment and cross-border team Provides advice, counsel, and recommendations to senior management on corporate action. Provide legal support for specifical projects and new initiatives

  • Contract / Transactional Due Diligence: Review placement memoranda, partnership agreements, and other standard legal documents for private market investments

  • Investment Oversight: Review, negotiate and draft financing documents including, but not limited to, term sheets, stock purchase agreements, investors’ rights agreements, right of first refusal and co-sale agreements, and voting rights agreements

  • Regulatory Compliance


Details of Role:

  • Hours: Onsite daily, flexible hours

  • Profile that would be a fit: Another GC at a VC company | A supporting Attorney at a big fund | A VC Capital focused attorney from BigLaw (associate)

  • J.D. from a reputable law school and admission to California bar

  • 10+ years prior legal experience at a top law firm and/or in-house experience at a financial services institution (preferably with private markets investment management firms)

  • Relevant legal experience in fund investments, venture capital financing, M& A, and corporate governance

  • The ideal candidate has experience as a legal representative within deal teams, managing outside counsel as necessary, and has experience being the point person for counsel and legal oversight

  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus but not necessary

  • Analytical mind, strong understanding of relevant laws and regulations and highly motivated

Equity Investment, Private Investment, Investment Portfolio, Investment Fund, Venture Capital, Financing Structures, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Governance Risk Compliance (eGRC), Operational Risk Framework, Emerging Technology, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Legal Management System, In-House Legal, In-House Legal Department, Finance

To submit your resume, CV or make any inquiries, please reach out to Kate Hewitt, Robert Half, Direct Hire Recruiting Manager at Kate.HewittRobertHalf.< com.

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