As the Feds continue to crack down on corporate bribery, corruption, and fraud, many of the top firms have seen big growth with their Securities teams. The need to navigate complex securities laws and rules of corporate governance is no easy task, which is why the best of the best are sought after by some of the nations biggest and best firms. Whether it’s issuers, private companies, accounting firms, hedge funds, or a variety of other market participants, experienced lawyers are sought to counsel and advocate for a firm’s clients on proceedings initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If you’re a top attorney with experience handling complex matters involving the SEC, both domestic and international, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, this week’s Job of the Week may be the one you’ve been waiting for.
Position: Senior Securities Enforcement Partner
Description: The Washington, D.C. office of an Am Law 100 firm is looking for a Senior Securities Enforcement attorney to head the practice for the entire firm. Ideally, the candidate has held or currently holds a high-level position at the SEC and has extensive experience with both domestic and international matters. The firm works with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments, and state-owned entities. Profits per equity partner are an impressive $1.5 million.
Location: Washington, D.C.
This opportunity is brought to you by Larry Latourette, the Executive Director of Partner Practice. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to Larry directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #13146.
Today’s Job of the Week, provided by Lateral Link, presents a a great opportunity for a Real Estate Finance Associate at a top firm in the Lone Star State. If you’re interested in being part of some of the state’s biggest real estate transactions, this may just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Position: Real Estate Finance Associate
Description: A Texas firm is looking to fill a Real estate Finance Associate in multiple offices throughout the state. Qualified candidates will have more than 3 years of experience and great credentials.
Location: Several Texas locations, including Austin, Dallas and Houston
To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. If you are a Lateral Link member, please see position #12860, #12864 and #12866 on the Lateral Link site. If you are not a Lateral Link member, you can sign up for free at Lateral Link. If you are interested in this position or any other of our great positions in Austin, Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, please contact Mardy Sackley, a Managing Director covering the Texas region. You can also reach out to Mardy directly via email at [email protected].
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While an essential part of doing business, the legality surrounding employee benefits involves an intricate network of rules that can challenge companies. If the prospect of addressing problems and seeking solutions related to the benefits related to retirement and health plans interests you, read on for more information on this week’s Job of the Week.
Position: ERISA Title I Partner
Description: With more than 400 lawyers in offices throughout the United States and a broad range of legal services, an Am Law 100 firm has an opening for an ERISA Title I partner with 10-20 years of experience. Business not required, but helpful.
Location: Washington, D.C.
This opportunity is brought to you by Tricia McGrath, a director covering Washington, D.C. and New York. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to Tricia directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #12828.
Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Evan Jowers, Robert Kinney and Alexis Lamb of Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates and partners in Asia than any other firm in each of the past six years. You can reach them by email: [email protected]
ASIA MARKETS – HALFTIME REPORT
It’s a beautiful summer here in Hong Kong, with the monsoons (winds) blowing all of the nasty pollution away from city’s skies and upward into southern China. This weather pattern generally means that Hong Kong summer skies will often be a clear robin’s egg blue, even if the heat and humidity make outdoor activity, such as hiking, a rather steamy adventure. Fortunately, many of Hong Kong’s great hikes, such as the hike to Sai Wan beach in the New Territories, end at some body of water where you can cool off in a clean, clear sea under a blue sky.
But, are the skies in the economic universe as clear as those in the meteorological one? The answer is, as always, ‘It Depends’.
INVESTMENT GRADE DEBT
The main pockets of debt capital markets activity involve investment-grade debt offerings. These are not your high-yield (read: high-risk) offerings of 2007-2008 with 10%+ yields. In these uncertain times, investors are seeking to find the optimum point between yield and safety. They want to invest in debt securities which will offer more yield than, say, a treasury bond, but they want to minimize some degree of risk.
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Home to many colonial historical sites, Philadelphia is also known for its extensive collection of art throughout the city and its varied cuisine that draws people in. With one of the largest metropolitan economies in the U.S., Philadelphia plays host to many Fortune 500 companies. This week, we offer you an exclusive In-House position in the City of Brotherly Love for a top investment management company.
Position: Litigation & Dispute Resolution Counsel
Description: A Philadelphia-based investment management company seeks a senior attorney to handle litigation and dispute resolution matters. Ideal candidates would have 6-10 years of experience handling complex litigation matters at a top-tier firm or government agency. Securities, fiduciary or consumer protection litigation preferred, but other experience considered.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This opportunity is brought to you by May Smythe, a director covering Atlanta and New York. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to May directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #12811.
Listen up, tax attorneys! With the increase in demand for international tax attorneys, you’re a hot commodity. There’s no better time than now to utilize the experience you’ve gained for a position with one of the top firms in New York City.
Position: International Tax Partner
Description: A top international law firm has an opening for an international superstar to join its office in New York City. Qualified candidates should have at least 5-10 years of experience as a partner and an incredibly sophisticated international tax practice. Government experience is a huge plus. Big 4 experience welcome.
Location: New York, NY
This opportunity is brought to you by Tricia McGrath, a director covering Washington, D.C. and New York. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to Tricia directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #12642.
Ed. note: This post is authored by Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney of Kinney Recruiting, sponsor of the Asia Chronicles. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates and partners in Asia than any other firm in the past five years. You can reach them by email: [email protected]
We are working on a number of openings at present in HK / China, Tokyo and Singapore, but one in particular is impressive and urgent enough that we thought we should mention here (something that we rarely do in this column). The position is a Private Equity / M&A focused spot at a top US firm in HK. The ideal candidate will be coming from a top 15 US firm in NYC, other major US markets, or already in HK / China. This top 10 US firm is very selective regarding current firm and JD academics. Mandarin fluency is needed for this role. This is by any measure a top 5 Private Equity practice in Asia and the firm globally is considered on of the best PE practices among all major international law firms. The firm also has offices in mainland China. We have placed a number of lateral US associates at this firm in HK / China over the years and these associates (one of them now a partner) have had very positive experiences there. Further, we have been close for years with a number of partners at this firm in Asia and they are amongst our most favorite hiring partner clients, due mainly to our own high opinions of them and their reputation in the market, including feedback from our many associates placed on their teams over the years.
Last year, you met Sheila. Now, meet Marsha Teasely, a graduate of Peoples College of Law, who failed the CA bar exam five straight times.
No surprise there. After all, according to conventional wisdom, Marsha should not pass the bar exam. In fact, some leading bar exam review courses refuse to publicly release their pass rates because, according to them, “a lot of non-ABA students take their courses.”
Thankfully, on her sixth attempt, Marsha ignored conventional wisdom and signed up for BarMax CA for iPad. Here is her story:
“My name is Marsha. I am a woman who graduated from am unaccredited law school in 2009 and am now in my mid-fifties.
I am not the type of person who passes the California Bar…ever! Not because I am not smart enough…I am a registered nurse [RN] with a thirty-year career in ICU nursing. I studied hard and graduated top of my class. However, I am older, did not go to an ABA or CA accredited law school, and did not pass the first time, which places me in the repeater category. Statistically speaking, I had an eleven percent chance of passing the bar in California. I spent more money on various bar review courses, including a one-on-one tutor than my entire legal education. I failed the CA Bar five times using five different methods of bar review.
BarMax came into my life when I got the failing bar results after my fifth attempt taking the CA Bar. Trust me, I had a lot of bar review methods to compare to BarMax.
Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates, counsels and partners in Asia than any other recruiting firm in each of the past six years. You can reach them by email: [email protected].
Since late last year, things have been booming in Hong Kong / China in cap markets, especially Hong Kong IPOs. M&A deal flow has recently been getting a bit stronger as well. Although one can’t predict such things with any certainty, all signs are pointing to a banner entire 2014 for the top end US corporate and cap markets practices in Hong Kong / China. This is not really new news, as its been the feeling most in the market have had for a few months now and things continue to look good.
The head of our Asia practice, Evan Jowers, has been in Hong Kong for about 10 days a month (with trips every other month to both Shanghai and Bejing) for the past 7 months (Robert Kinney and Evan Jowers will be in Hong Kong again March 15 to 23), and spending most of his time there meeting with senior US hiring partners at just about all the major US and UK firms there, as well as prospective candidates at all associate levels and partner levels, and when in the US, Evan works Asia hours and is regularly on the phone with such persons, as our the other members of our Asia team. Our Yuliya Vinokurova is in Hong Kong every other month and Robert is there about 5 times a year as well. While we have a solid Asia team of recruiters, Evan Jowers will spend at least some time with all of our candidates for Asia position. We have had long standing relationships, and good friendships in some cases, with hiring partners and other senior US partners in Asia for 8 years now.
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Everyone is talking about the importance of Social Media in Corporate America. But it is relatively safe to say that most law firms and lawyers are slightly behind the social curve. Most lawyers, at minimum, use LinkedIn, for networking. Some even use Twitter for pushing out short, pithy content, while many have Blogs, where they write their little hearts out. The adage “it is better to give than to receive” is not always true though in the world of Social. In the Social World – it is best to listen, give back and engage.
Social Media is a communications tool that can deeply educate you about the needs and wants of your clients and prospects when used in conjunction social media monitoring and sharing tools.
Take this quick quiz and see if you know how to use Social to help you engage more with your clients or to better service the ones you have.