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Associate - Capital Markets

$225,000- $435,000/ year
Posted Jun 28
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York

Associate - Capital Markets

Global ECM

USA - New York

Hybrid (combination of office & remote working)

Job description


A&O Shearman is a new global industry-leading law firm, with 47 offices in 29 countries worldwide. Our fluency in English law, US law, and the laws of the world’s most dynamic markets, enables us to provide unmatched insight and seamless delivery to clients. We work on challenging and important deals and disputes that have the potential to shape the future. 

We offer exceptional opportunities for our people; opportunities to work for the world’s leading businesses; to transform the status quo, and to deliver your best work, helping you and your career to thrive, while delivering unparalleled outcomes for our clients. 

Whether you're helping clients solve complex challenges, transforming the ways we manage our business, or ensuring the smooth-running of our operations, this is an environment where you can belong and excel. We provide first-rate training and development, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we provide support and ways of working that help you optimize your wellbeing. 

What truly defines a career with us? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. And together, we will redefine success. 

Department purpose 

A&O Shearman is seeking a mid-level associate to join our Capital Markets team in our New York office. Our Captial Markets team focuses on US based transactions on both debt and equity in the public and private markets. 

Role purpose 

A&O Shearman seeks a junior to mid-level Capital Markets associate with 2 – 4 years of U.S. Capital Markets experience and a senior Capital Markets associate with 5 -7 years of U.S. Capital Markets experience. Experience representing both underwriters and issuers in public and private offerings of debt or and equity securities is preferred. A broad-based skill set, including exposure to corporate governance and public company representations is a plus. This is a great opportunity for a strong, driven associate to join a great platform, working on high end, sophisticated CM matters within a supportive group. 

The salary range for this position is $225,000 to $435,000 depending on the candidate's JD year. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages which include a discretionary bonus, paid leave, life, health, accident, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan. 


This individual will report directly to the New York Capital Markets partners. The Team also works closely with other partners, associates and staff both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Role and Responsibilities 

The ideal candidate will have meaningful experience representing both underwriters and issuers at a major law firm as well as excellent academic credentials. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree (LLM or foreign equivalent) from an accredited law school. 

  • Must be admitted, and in good standing, to the bar in the jurisdiction in which you will practice; or must provide written confirmation as to ability to become admitted in that State or District. 

  • Previous Capital Markets experience 

Preferred Requirements 

  • Analytical, research, and writing skills. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage your time effectively. 

  • Class years 2020-2022. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 
A&O Shearman is an equal opportunity employer.  Every individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination and harassment.  It is A&O Shearman’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals, without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status or alienage, disability, pregnancy or related medical issue, military or qualified veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, gender, including gender identity, gender expression or transition status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and/or sex offenses, sexual and reproductive health decisions, unemployment status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy applies to all aspects of an individual’s relationship with A&O Shearman, including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 
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