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Managing Counsel

Posted Apr 23
Full Time
Baltimora, Maryland

Company Overview

Every firm has a culture – the values, beliefs, methodology, attitudes and standards that reflect an organization’s DNA. But the truly inspiring firms – the game-changers, the industry leaders and the disruptors – have cultures that propel them to innovate and stand out. At Brown Advisory, we aim to be one of those inspired firms. Over the years, we have purposefully built and nurtured our client-first culture.

Brown Advisory is an independent investment management and strategic advisory firm committed to delivering a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of client service with offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, Frankfurt, London, Nashville, New York, North Carolina, San Francisco, Singapore, Southern California, Tokyo, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and more than 44 countries and territories and are served by over 850 colleagues worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm.

Position Summary

Brown Advisory is currently seeking an experienced, analytical and detail-oriented managing attorney to join the firm’s Legal team. The position is based at the firm’s headquarters in Baltimore. This is not a remote position. Candidates must have the ability to lead a team, operate independently in a fast-paced environment and work proactively on a wide range of matters with various teams across the organization, including corporate, finance, institutional, private client, technology, trading, human resources, finance and investment teams.

Essential Functions And Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of in-house lawyers responsible for the provision of legal advice across all areas of the firm, providing oversight, mentorship and fostering professional development.
  • Advise the firm and its leadership on a wide range of legal matters across a complex legal and regulatory environment.
  • Manage relationships with outside counsel, while managing costs and overseeing the effectiveness of external legal services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain corporate policies and procedures that promote good corporate governance. Develop tools, standards and metrics on legal, regulatory and corporate matters and ensure the legal team is positioned to deliver efficient, pragmatic and actionable legal advice.
  • Draft, review and negotiate various agreements and documents, including acquisition and investment agreements, term sheets, credit agreements and securities offerings and related disclosure and offering documents.
  • Manage litigation matters.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with regulators by managing regulatory examinations, inquiries and reporting.
  • Oversee complex projects.
  • Advise the firm and its leadership on regulatory and industry developments that affect the firm and its clients.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ten plus years of relevant legal experience
  • JD required
  • Proven track record of successfully managing a legal team
  • Demonstrated success in a law firm or related in-house counsel experience
  • Relevant experience with a major law firm and in-house experience in the investment management industry with a particular focus on registered investment advisers
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Team player; adept at developing interpersonal relationships
  • Strong level of attention to detail and proven ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to distill complex legal matters into actionable advice
  • Ability to work in the Baltimore office location.

_Brown Advisory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

_ Benefits

At Brown Advisory we offer a competitive compensation package, including full benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness program participation incentive
  • Financial wellness program
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Fitness event fee reimbursement
  • Corporate gym membership discounts
  • Colleague Assistance Program
  • Telemedicine Program (for those enrolled in Medical)
  • Adoption Benefits
  • Daycare late pick-up fee reimbursement
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Voluntary Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Group Long Term Disability
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401(k) (50% employer match up to IRS limit, 4 year vesting)

Brown Advisory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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