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VP, Corporate Counsel, Investment Management

Prudential Financial
$210,700- $285,100
Posted Jul 09
Full Time
New York

Job Classification:

Corporate - Legal and Compliance

At Prudential, we believe talent is key to achieving our vision. When you join Prudential, you’ll unlock a motivating and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions!

Are you a legal expert in the Investment Management industry? This role might be for you.

The Jennison Law Department is looking for an investment management attorney to be the located in Jennison’s New York office joining a small team of experienced lawyers and paralegals located in New York and Boston.

Jennison Associates LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a business unit of PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. has offices in New York, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Jennison’s equity portfolio management teams are primarily based in Jennison’s NYC offices and Jennison’s fixed income investment management team operate from Jennison’s Boston office Additionally, Jennison’s global equity team operate from both the Boston and New York city offices.

Jennison provides active equity and fixed income investment management services to clients located in the US and outside the US. Jennison’s clients include ERISA and non-ERISA pensions, endowments and foundations, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, US and non-US investment advisers and US and non-US registered and unregistered vehicles such as mutual funds, collective trust funds, UCITS and private funds. Jennison’s Law Department provides legal advice across a range of issues affecting Jennison’s investment management business and works closely with colleagues across Jennison’s compliance, operations, marketing, distribution, product, finance groups and investment professionals including, portfolio managers, traders, and analysts as well as colleagues across PGIM’s and Prudential’s law and compliance groups.

The current employee work arrangement for this position is Hybrid and requires your on-site presence on a reoccurring basis three days a week.

What you can expect:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating investment management agreements and amendments and related client documentation for ERISA and non-ERISA clients;
  • Providing legal advice and supporting the onboarding of investors to Jennison managed pooled vehicles such as CITs and private vehicles;
  • Assisting in ongoing legal aspects of operating existing investment funds, including the review of contractual provisions, preparing amendments and updating and revising investment vehicles’ offering materials;
  • Providing legal and regulatory advice with respect to marketing of such vehicles and investment advisory services;
  • Review and provide legal and regulatory advice on new regulatory developments, including working with Jennison’s compliance and business partners and colleagues across the Prudential Law Department in working groups and participating in industry groups;
  • Review and negotiate vendor contracts;
  • Actively participating in programs of Jennison and Prudential’s Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs

What you’ll need:

  • JD and bar membership
  • 5 – 7 years proven experience in a law firm and/or investment management firm;
  • Strong knowledge and experience advising on US Investment Advisers Act; US Investment Company Act, US Securities Act; and US Securities Exchange Act
  • Experience with negotiating investment management agreements for managed vehicles such as collective investment trusts and private fund vehicles and separately managed accounts.
  • Experience advising on non-US laws and regulations governing the marketing and provision of investment management services and offering of securities
  • Proven track record to work independently and efficiently and as a team player in a demanding, fast-paced, fluid environment handling multiple tasks and projects concurrently, while maintaining highest standards and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate leadership skill and the ability to work with and maintain a positive working relationship with a diverse team of legal and other professionals;
  • Interpersonal and networking skills vital for effective interaction with business clients at all levels and external parties; Must be able to partner and maintain positive working relationship with legal department colleagues and senior management, investment management, risk, compliance, and other support areas with a proven ability to provide actionable, practical, sound legal advice;

It’d be a plus if you had:

  • Familiarity with plan investment issues of ERISA plan investors;
  • Familiarity with investing in private placements;

Prudential welcomes all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

At Prudential, you can:

Take charge of your career. We equip and empower our employees to expand their skills and experience by using powerful learning, gigs, and job opportunities. We offer a suite of services such as on demand resources and networking to propel your career forward.

We’re a global organization, full of outstandingly dedicated people who aren’t afraid to think differently, challenge the status quo and take sensible risks along the way. You will enjoy pushing boundaries as we build innovative technology that helps clients, customers and employees live their best lives. You will have access to leadership and learning opportunities and the resources needed to take your career in any direction. We will help you do your best work, offering flexibility, while delivering on our Purpose.

What we offer you:

  • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave
  • Retirement plans:
  • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)
  • Company-funded pension plan
  • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs
  • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.
  • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

To find out more about our Total Reward package, see our Total Rewards Brochure. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $210,700.00 to $285,100.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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