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Assistant General Counsel

$150,000- $225,000
Posted May 07
Full Time
New York

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the Legal Team within Ankura Business Services, our internal Firm-services function. Due to our exceptional growth and success, Ankura is seeking an Assistant General Counsel to join our team. Reporting to the Global Head of Litigation, the Assistant General Counsel will support the Legal Team on Firm-wide initiatives, including corporate, employment and litigation-related matters. The Assistant General Counsel will work with functions across the Firm to ensure compliance with the law and internal policies and must be experienced in employment matters and a motivated, collaborative team member with a strong desire to partner with different constituencies to ensure excellence and consistency in legal advice and counsel across the Firm.


  • Provide advice regarding a variety of issues and disputes, including employment law
  • Provide advice and counsel in other areas of the law, including general corporate and litigation matters
  • Provide strong transactional legal advice
  • Negotiate and draft a wide range of agreements, including engagement letters, vendor contracts, and confidentiality agreements
  • Engage in issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving


  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school or equivalent foreign degree with significant U.S. legal experience
  • Admitted to a U.S. Bar with a preference for a licensed or eligible attorney to practice or immediately able to apply to become registered in-house counsel
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in an in-house position with experience in multiple areas, including employment law
  • Ability to assess and manage risk
  • Comfortable in highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to easily network and build relationship with colleagues and external clients

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $150,000 to $225,000; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.

Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.