Thrive Capital Management has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Associate General Counsel.
Company: Thrive Capital is a New York City-based venture capital firm with approximately $9 billion in AUM that invests in, supports and builds innovative early and growth-stage companies.
Position Overview: Thrive Capital seeks to hire an Associate General Counsel to be involved with all aspects of the legal and compliance functions at Thrive, including helping with fundraise activities, leading early and growth-stage venture financings, advising portfolio company management on key issues, and strategically developing, building, owning and managing a best-in-class compliance function. This is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, business-oriented, investment management lawyer to make a significant strategic impact on the legal and compliance infrastructure of a sophisticated and unique venture capital firm.
Qualifications and Experience: 5-15 years (ideal range) of legal and regulatory compliance experience, either as in-house counsel at an investment advisor (preferably an RIA and preferably in the venture/PE space) or as a member of an investment management group at a prominent law firm, or a combination of the foregoing. Excellent knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to investment advisors. Proven project management and leadership skills. Comfort handling a wide range of responsibilities and working independently, as well as collaboratively. Strong organization, written and verbal communication skills. J.D. and undergraduate degrees from top-tier schools and strong academics. Active bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction (New York preferred).
Location: The position is NY-based, but with flexibility around the number of days a week spent in the office. Open to candidates from anywhere.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package consisting of a base salary and annual cash bonus. Eligibility for participation in the firm’s carried interest pool is commensurate with experience and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
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