Associate Attorney - NYC Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Associate Attorney

NYC Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Associate Attorney at a prominent NYC Private Equity - Investment Manager.

An exciting opportunity to provide “hands on” Legal & Compliance guidance - reporting directly to the General Counsel (GC) of this fast growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth! The Associate Attorney will be involved with various aspects of legal & investment compliance for the firm. This position requires an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where attention to detail, analytical skills and strong communication skills are essential.

This individual will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses. To be successful in this role you must be highly detail oriented and organized, able to meet assigned deadlines and have first class communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the GC/CCO with updating, monitoring, and testing the investment adviser compliance policies and procedures.
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate NDAs and vendor agreements and escalate issues to GC/CCO and business leaders as needed.
  • Review marketing and sales material to ensure consistency and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, etc.
  • Perform counterparty and service provider risk assessments, including AML/Sanctions due diligence checks.
  • Assist with preparation of various regulatory filings such as Form ADV, Blue Sky, Form D and Form PF.
  • Coordinate and enhance document and entity management and record keeping across Firm.
  • Respond to various AML/KYC requests from counterparties; and
  • Assist with a variety of corporate legal work including investment transactions

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Previous experience working at a law firm or in the legal and/or compliance departments of a U.S. investment adviser a plus.
  • Previous AML/KYC and entity management experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with attention to detail.
  • Well organized, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects


  • JD from an ABA accredited law school and BA with excellent academic credentials.

An individual who loves solving deep and complex investment related matters and wants to have an outsized impact with the products and solutions they deliver. An individual with a passion for investment law, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

Founded in 2014, the firm is an investment firm that targets real asset investment opportunities that are cash yielding with downside protection. The firm combines a team with deep, longstanding relationships and financial and operating expertise in rail, aviation, and intermodal with an entrepreneurial mindset and culture. Their team of professionals provide extensive experience in investments, portfolio management, risk management, data analytics, credit analysis and industry-specific operations. The new associate will be an integral part of our team and a contributor to the firm’s growth.

Today, the firm manages over $2bn of investor capital across various industrial and transportation related verticals, including rail and strategies, with office locations in NYC, Chicago and St. Louis. Due to the firm’s dynamic and forward-thinking approach, the capital commitments have tripled in the past three years. Today, ITE manages just under $4.0 Billion of real assets across freight railcars, commercial aircraft, and intermodal.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients


Posted On: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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