Counsel – Underwriting

New York, NY


Our client has created a Counsel position to assist their global commercial underwriting team in assessing the merits of cases they are considering for funding. This role is a support role specifically designed for an experienced attorney who excels at high-quality legal research and case analysis.

About the Firm

Our client is a leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. They possess the resources and expertise of a large company while retaining the flexibility and creativity of a startup.  Team members are smart, creative, collaborative, curious, and confident.  Everyone rolls up their sleeves to perform and engage collectively for the overall success of the business.  They value rigorous thinking, clear communication, and efficient execution. This is an “always on” environment in which everyone needs to be accessible by email when outside the office, including during evenings and weekends.


  • Work closely with the US commercial underwriting team to review and analyze new matters
  • Draft and edit memos designed to provide a clear and thorough analysis of the factual and legal bases for claims, strengths and weaknesses of a case, and a detailed recommendation about the strength of a case
  • Legal research related to new areas of law we are exploring to assist the team in developing opportunities for business development outreach
  • Legal research as needed to support ethics and policy team


  • Thoughtful litigator with an intuitive sense of the merit, value and risks of litigation;
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience as a litigator, preferably at a large law firm
  • Licensed to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction preferred
  • Excellent legal research written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Candidates must be capable of actively managing and prioritizing several projects concurrently and taking initiative
  • Candidates must exhibit professional demeanor and ability to work collegially
  • Team player who can work collegially with all members of the underwriting and business development teams across firm’s global offices


The base compensation range for this role is $225,000 – $250,000. Our client also offers a discretionary annual merit bonus. All new hires are awarded a welcome Restricted Stock Unit grant. The firm provides competitive health care benefits and a 401k matching program.



Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $225,000 - $250,000

Date Active: 4.18.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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