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Legal, Private Equity Attorney, Vice President, New York/ Dallas

Goldman Sachs
Posted Nov 18
Full Time
New York, New York

Job Description


We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

Role Overview

Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s leading investors in alternative investments. With over 30 years of experience, we invest in the full spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, growth equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, ESG, and absolute-return strategies. Our clients access these solutions through our direct proprietary strategies, customized strategic partnerships, and open-architecture programs. Our alternative investment teams represent over 1,000 professionals, across 31 offices around the world. We leverage the depth and breadth of global relationships across Goldman Sachs to identify investment opportunities, drawing on our firm-wide capital market insights, industry research, and risk management platforms. We extend these capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices and individuals, for which we invest or advise on over $300 billion of alternative investments.

Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Legal is looking for an experienced private equity/M&A attorney to provide transactional legal coverage for Growth Equity and other AWM Private desks making private equity investments. The attorney will also be closely involved in managing legal and regulatory issues involving portfolio companies and investment exits. The position offers the opportunity to partner with the business and other control-side areas and oversee legal aspects throughout the transaction life cycle, including the analysis of legal and reputational issues as part of investment committee and portfolio management processes.

Growth Equity is dedicated to providing expansion capital to category-defining companies, spanning multiple industries, including Enterprise, FinTech, Consumer and Healthcare. Growth Equity seeks to leverage the global network, resources and expertise of Goldman Sachs to enable portfolio companies to scale via product, customer and geographic expansion or M&A.


  • Advising AWM professionals on the structuring and execution of private equity transactions, taking into account legal, regulatory, reputational and compliance issues
  • Managing outside counsel and overseeing legal due diligence
  • Handling transaction-related fund and fiduciary issues and working with fund management on investor communications
  • Liaising with portfolio companies regarding legal, regulatory, compliance and reputational issues
  • Coordinating with other control-side areas


  • 5-8 years’ post qualification experience required in a leading law firm or financial institution
  • Strong transactional experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity is required
  • Experience with private equity funds is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to clearly articulate ideas and develop stakeholder relationships
  • Team-oriented with ability to respond and be flexible to client demands while adhering to firm policies and group practices
  • Ability to engage proactively as an advisor to the business and collaboratively work with other control areas

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

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Salary Range

The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $170000-$270000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.


Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here .