The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers.
IM's Disclosure Review and Accounting Office (Disclosure Review Office #2) is seeking to fill one permanent Attorney-Adviser (Sr. Special Counsel) position in Washington, DC.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is open to U.S. Citizens.
You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
You must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Typical duties include:
Coordinating the review of, and providing expertise regarding, Investment Company Act issues applicable to disclosure documents such as registration statements, proxies and other filings for registered investment companies, such as open-end funds, closed-end funds, and exchange-traded funds as well as business development companies.
Conducting legal and other research (such as data and prior filings) to support the development of staff guidance and interpretive positions and to inform staff and management of trends affecting the funds and filings reviewed in the Disclosure Review and Accounting Office.
Preparing responses to correspondence, filings, and other inquiries arising under the Investment Company Act and its rules.
Refer to the announcement on www.USAJOBS.gov for additional duties.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following:
J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: Proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-16: Applicant must have four year(s) of post J.D. work experience independently identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings and motions, three year(s) of which includes:
Providing legal advice; AND
Responding to complex and difficult questions; AND
Researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes, and implementing regulations; AND
Developing and preparing guidance on a variety of complex legal issues, interpretation and application of statues; AND
Interpreting and applying the provisions and providing sound advice regarding the federal securities laws (for example, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act).
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