The purpose of the position is to provide legal counsel and support on a variety of corporate, transactional, governance, and compliance matters for the University. The position will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contracts; managing corporate transactions including reviewing and coordinating execution of documents and filings; advising on compliance with applicable laws and regulations; developing policies, procedures, and standard forms; and supporting University governance.
In addition to general contract and transactional work, specific areas of responsibility will include:
Investment Management: The position will be the main legal point of contact for the University's Investment Office and endowment and will provide support for the full range of NYU's investment activities in coordination with outside counsel. Responsibilities will include reviewing proposed investments (e.g., private equity, hedge fund, and real estate) and investment management, brokerage, custody and non-disclosure agreements as well as related subscription documentation and providing governance and policy support.
Global Matters: The position will be a main legal point of contact for legal matters relating to the University's global sites as well as other international initiatives and activities across the University including partnerships, affiliations, exchanges, joint programs, and research activities. The position will handle a diverse assortment of legal matters relating to the global sites including contract review; compliance and regulatory issues; corporate governance; licensing and accreditation; employment and labor; real estate; litigation; and tax. The position will liaise closely with local counsel in the various countries where NYU operates.
Compliance: The position will advise on a host of regulatory, compliance, and risk management issues affecting a complex, global research University, including with respect to healthcare, privacy, research, licensure, and accreditation. This position will have a particular focus on global compliance issues including foreign gift reporting, trade sanctions, and export control.
Corporate Governance: The position will support governance for both the University and its affiliates including organizing and attending Board and/or committee meetings, taking meeting minutes, preparing agendas and resolutions, coordinating government filings, liaising with auditors, and providing legal guidance on relevant topics.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree and JD (from ABA accredited law school) required.
Required Experience: 7+ years professional legal experience working on corporate and transactional matters including exposure to one or more of the areas identified in the position summary.
Preferred Experience: Some in-house experience within an academic institution, large non-profit organization, or government agency preferred. Experience working on global issues in a multinational organization is a plus.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong skills as a corporate and transactional attorney, including significant experience with contract drafting and negotiating, corporate governance, and interpretation of complex laws and regulations. Interest in and ability to quickly assimilate new areas of law. Strong academic and professional credentials, excellent oral and written communication and creative problem-solving skills, the ability to work collegially with diverse personnel, demonstrated judgment and discretion, strong analytical skills, highly ethical and a team player, cultural intelligence and sensitivity.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of legal issues relevant to universities and/or non-profit organizations preferred. Experience working with local counsel in multiple jurisdictions is a plus.
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