Private Investment Funds Associate (#611)
New York, NY 
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Job Description
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Private Investment Funds Associate with four to five years of experience to join the Corporate Group in our New York office. This associate will work with sponsors of and investors in alternative investment funds (including venture, private equity, and real estate funds) and other investment vehicles in structuring, offering, management, investing and related regulatory matters. This is an excellent partnership-track position for someone with an interest in joining a fast-paced funds practice with substantial client contact, professional development support, and opportunities for business development.

The following qualifications are required:
- Four to five years of focused experience in fund formation, either on sponsor side or investment side, preferably both
- Significant drafting experience and skills in drafting investment fund documentation, including Private Placement Memoranda, Subscription Agreements, Partnership Agreements, joint venture agreements side letters, opinions and back-up certificates, amendments, Management Company Agreements, General Partner Operating Agreements
- Basic understanding of related tax (UBTI and ECI), ERISA, and real estate issues, and working knowledge of 1933 Act (Regulation D, etc.), Investment Company Act, Investment Advisors Act, Delaware LLC and Limited Partnership law, and public plan sunshine statutes
- Exhibited desire and ability to take responsibility for involvement in all aspects of formation and closing matters for a fund and ongoing administration of funds (including transfers of interests)
- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Strong academic performance
- New York bar admission

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

About Dorsey
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey's diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Development and Infrastructure
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
- Healthcare
- Technology

Dorsey's distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
- Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)
- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
- Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

How to Apply
Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4 to 5 years
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