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Vice President, Associate General Counsel - High Income and Distressed Debt

Fidelity Investments
$124,000- $262,000
Posted May 22
Full Time
Jersey City, New Jersey


Job Description

The Role

The FMR LLC Legal Department is seeking to hire a finance attorney to join the Asset Management, Portfolio Management and Transactional Support Legal team supporting the Fidelity Fixed Income and High Income and Alternatives Divisions. In this role, you will actively work on debt transactions on both the buy and sell side, with a focus on municipal bonds, distressed debt and special situations.

As a key member of a dedicated asset management legal team, you will be involved in the provision of day-to-day legal advice on municipal and other bond offerings. You will work closely with internal and outside counsel in connection with work-outs and working with bondholder groups. In addition to deal work, you will assist with staying current on regulatory matters (US, EU and Cayman) that impact corporate governance matters, compliance issues and react to day-to-day legal issues as they arise. You will work closely with portfolio managers, traders and communicate regularly with investment banks, trustees, and other service providers on various debt transactions. The work is dynamic, challenging, fast paced, and engaging.

The Expertise and Skills You Bring

  • J.D with 8-10 years experience as a transactional attorney.
  • Experience working on large finance transactions, including all types of debt offerings, with some exposure to or experience with municipal bonds a plus.
  • Law firm or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience must include reviewing and negotiating transaction documents, including but not limited to, Indentures, offering materials, marketing materials, and management agreements.
  • Experience working on large scale complex projects with multiple counterparties, including distressed debt and work-out situations.
  • Ability to analyze relevant facts quickly and make reasoned risk-based decisions.
  • Experience with the’40 Act, Advisers Act, 33’ Act and 34’ Act a plus.
  • Strong and practical contract negotiation skills required.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure in a dynamic environment that will require you to manage multiple, competing tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a team context; ability to build relationships with a range of lawyers and non-lawyers across the company.
  • Willingness to exercise independent judgment.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and self-directed, but comfortable with reporting lines that require obtaining approvals and buy-ins from numerous constituents.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and efficiently to non-lawyers
  • Excellent writing and analytic skills.

The base salary range for this position is $124,000-$262,000 per year.

Placement in the range will vary based on job responsibilities and scope, geographic location, candidate’s relevant experience, and other factors.

Base salary is only part of the total compensation package. Depending on the position and eligibility requirements, the offer package may also include bonus or other variable compensation.

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet your evolving needs and help you live your best life at work and at home. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage and emotional well-being support, market-leading retirement, generous paid time off and parental leave, charitable giving employee match program, and educational assistance including student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, and learning resources to develop your career. Note, the application window closes when the position is filled or unposted.


Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a top 10 Best Place to Work in 2024. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you’ve always imagined.

Fidelity's working model blends the best of working offsite with maximizing time together in person to meet associate and business needs. Currently, most hybrid roles require associates to work onsite all business days of one assigned week per four-week period (beginning in September 2024, the requirement will be two full assigned weeks).

At Fidelity, we value honesty, integrity, and the safety of our associates and customers within a heavily regulated industry . Certain roles may require candidates to go through a preliminary credit check during the screening process. Candidates who are presented with a Fidelity offer will need to go through a background investigation, detailed in this document, and may be asked to provide additional documentation as requested. This investigation includes but is not limited to a criminal, civil litigations and regulatory review, employment, education, and credit review (role dependent). These investigations will account for 7 years or more of history, depending on the role. Where permitted by federal or state law, Fidelity will also conduct a pre-employment drug screen, which will review for the following substances: Amphetamines, THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine.

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Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Accommodation Team by sending an email to

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