The Stanford University Office of the General Counsel and Stanford Management Company (SMC) are seeking qualified candidates to provide legal support to the investment and operations teams at SMC. SMC is the fiduciary for the $30 billion Merged Pool, which comprises the substantial majority of Stanford's investable assets. Annual payouts from the Merged Pool support teaching, learning, and research across a wide variety of disciplines. More information about SMC can be found at https://smc.stanford.edu. This position will report to the General Counsel of the University with day-to-day direction from Senior University Counsel at SMC.
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements and other documents relating to domestic and foreign private investment funds, separately managed accounts, and coinvestment vehicles.
Monitoring and advising on domestic and foreign legal, regulatory, and compliance matters relating to investment matters.
Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, vendor contracts, consulting agreements, and engagement letters.
Working with outside counsel, investment professionals, and members of the investment operations team to address other legal, regulatory, and business issues.
Other duties may be assigned.
Education & Experience:
Law degree from an accredited law school. At least three years of relevant experience in investment-related matters and prior work at a nationally recognized law firm or in-house experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The primary qualification for this position is significant experience and demonstrated expertise in investor-side review and negotiation of investment fund agreements.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Familiarity with regulatory and compliance issues associated with investment-related activities.
Excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
Relationship builder with proven track record of providing the highest quality client service.
Highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Certifications and Licenses:
Qualified individuals will be a member of the California State Bar or able to become one promptly.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone, writing by hand.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Some travel may be required.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide.
Why Stanford is for you:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
A background check will be required for all final candidates.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Location: Office of the General Counsel, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.