Company: Clocktower Group
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Position: General Counsel
Clocktower Group is an asset management and investment advisory
firm based in Santa Monica, CA with an office in Shanghai. We have
developed a premier network of institutional investors, managers,
and market thinkers focused on hedge fund and venture investing. We
use our insight and perspective to actively collaborate with our
clients in designing more effective investment portfolios. Our
fast-growing business today includes a hedge fund seeding platform
(with both global macro and China strategies), a hedge fund
advisory service, and a fintech venture capital platform.
We are hiring a General Counsel to be a part of our collaborative
team and lead all legal and compliance efforts in support of our
firm. This person will help shape our business. After developing a
deep understanding of each business unit's priorities,
opportunities and challenges you will identify areas to strengthen
and grow our global business and take a proactive approach to
supporting the firm's objectives. -The General Counsel will serve
as a critical source of experience to advise senior executives on
important decisions to add value to the firm and minimize risk.
What you'll do:
Manage a Team. You will be responsible for a team of professionals
to support your goals and ensuring the team continues to
proactively evolve and expand in-line with the firm. You will have
a budget for implementing tools and resources internally as well as
managing and leveraging the firm's relationships with external
legal service providers.
Investment Execution. Drive the execution of hedge fund and venture
deals both alongside team members and with the support of outside
counsel. Develop, improve, and maintain playbooks and
knowledgebases for strategic transactions. Support post-closing
integration to build two-way knowledge transfers to support our
investments and facilitate adherence to contractual
Fund Launches. Develop, document, launch and maintain private
funds, working in close collaboration with the investment teams and
IR and engaging with investors, fund managers, and external counsel
directly in due diligence and negotiations.
Corporate Matters. Actively collaborate with other senior team
members on sensitive firm matters involving employees or third
parties including for example employment related issues, legal
disputes, and corporate structure.
Compliance. Serve as the CCO, responsible for overseeing and
improving the firm's compliance program. Ensure the firm, its legal
entities, and staff are in compliance with US and foreign
JD from an ABA-accredited law school and in good standing with
California or New York State Bar.
5-10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney within the
investment management industry with at least 2 years in a
In-house legal experience at a venture capital, private equity or
hedge fund firm is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of financial services regulations (SEC, NFA), private
fund governing documents and private investment agreements.
The ability to engage, inform and influence decisions at senior
levels of the organization with a solutions-oriented mindset.
The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and
manage multiple projects simultaneously.
A proactive, thoughtful learner who's confident in handling new
projects and responsibilities and takes an ownership mentality in
Must maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion,
maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
The firm is currently in a hybrid work environment with employees
onsite 3 days per week in our Santa Monica office.
We currently require that all personnel and visitors to our office
are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (subject to any
exemptions or accommodations per state and county guidelines).
What you'll get:
All the resources you'll need to learn and grow.
Independence to run with your ideas.
Joining an elite team that works with some of the most
sophisticated investors and entrepreneurs in the world.
Delicious, healthy lunches and snacks
Fully paid, top-tier medical coverage and corporate wellness
Beautiful office space with amazing ocean views
Clocktower Group is an equal opportunity employer and makes
employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected
veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by
To be considered for this position, please email your resume and
cover letter to email@example.com with the subject
'General Counsel - Your Name'.
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