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Equitable Associate General Counsel – Registered Funds, Equitable Investment Management in New York, New York

Associate General Counsel – Registered Funds, Equitable Investment Management ( 230000X6 )

Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NY-New York

Organization : Equitable

Schedule : Full-time


At Equitable, our power is in our people.

We're individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Those differences make us stronger as a team and a force for good in our communities. Here, you'll work with dynamic individuals, build your skills, and unleash new ways of working and thinking. Are you ready to join an organization that will help unlock your potential?

The Equitable Law Department’s Mission is to Serve as Equitable’s trusted counsel e mpowering Equitable to pursue its noble purpose by upholding the highest standards, forging collaborative relationships, and delivering creative solutions.

At Equitable we have reimagined how we want to work and are guided by principles of inclusivity, flexibility, and connection. Come join Equitable's Law Department and enjoy working for a leading financial company with an amazing and diverse culture! We offer a flexible hybrid office/remote work environment, and this position is based in our New York, NY office.

As an Associate General Counsel within the Equitable Investment Management Legal team, this position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing substantive advice and guidance on legal and regulatory matters relating to the firm’s registered mutual funds; assisting with fund board and committee meetings, including drafting and presenting proposals and reports to the board and reviewing materials prepared by other contributors; and preparing and/or reviewing regulatory filings, including registration statements on Form N-1A and proxy statements on Form N-14.

  • Identifying, assessing, and addressing complex legal and regulatory issues and providing informed legal advice and guidance within tight time constraints.

  • Evaluating proposed rules affecting registered mutual funds, becoming a subject matter expert on new rules, and taking a leadership role in the implementation of new rules.

  • Advising on the development of new mutual funds and other investment products and initiatives by, among other things, identifying potential legal issues and risks and proposing solutions.

  • Handling legal and regulatory matters relating to the firm’s registration and activities as an investment adviser and commodity pool operator.

  • Negotiating relevant agreements, including sub-advisory agreements and agreements with adviser and fund service providers and vendors.

  • Providing legal support to a wide range of stakeholders, including management, the investment team, compliance, fund administration, marketing, and operations.

The base salary range for this position is $225,000-$260,000. Actual base salaries vary based on skills, experience, and geographical location. In addition to base pay, Equitable provides compensation to reward performance with base salary increases, spot bonuses, and short-term incentive compensation opportunities. Eligibility for these programs depends on level and functional area of responsibility.

For eligible employees, Equitable provides a full range of benefits. This includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off. For detailed descriptions of these benefits, please reference the link below.

Equitable Pay and Benefits: Equitable Total Rewards Program (https://portal.equitable.com/appentry/EDoxRedirect?node_id=A2023013000001)


Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree.

  • 10 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience.

  • Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 with marketing and advertising rules for mutual funds and investment advisers.

  • Ability and desire to take on multiple clients and effectively prioritize projects and assignments for each client.


Managing Multiple Priorities: Knowledge of effective self-management practices; ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.

Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understand the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.

Self-Starter and Team Collaboration: Must possess leadership skills and can successfully work alone and to maintain a team player attitude. Candidate should be able to work independently on a multitude of projects and ensure that both internal and external deadlines are met.

Creative and Innovative Thinking: Think creatively and innovatively, embracing innovative methods to demonstrate a point to keep the learner engaged.

Active Listening: Apart from being a strong communicator, practicing active listening to make people feel comfortable to ask questions and provide their point of view as part of the training.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change.


At Equitable, we’re a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.

We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently – where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.

We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.

Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com .


Req ID: 230000X6