Corporate Staff Attorney, Private Equity (London Office)
New York, NY 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
Corporate Staff Attorney, Private Equity (London OFFICE)
Legal Support Services

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier international law firm with market-leading practices and a global perspective. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. We believe in hiring talented and dedicated individuals as members of our administrative community. We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to our lawyers and clients through true collaboration.

The firm seeks a full time or part-time Corporate Staff Attorney to become an integral member of our highly ranked Private Equity team and support our associates, counsel and partners in London. The ideal candidate will have experience working on transactions in the private equity secondary market, demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach, possess a strong sense of ownership and be able to work in an independent manner among a group of high performing professionals. This position offers excellent growth opportunities for experienced professionals interested in advising premier private equity clients. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Taking a thoughtful and analytical approach to:
    • Drafting, reviewing and revising various private equity documents (including subscription agreements, NDAs, transfer agreements and side letters)
    • Identifying and relaying issues to senior attorneys for resolution
  • Using organizational skills and paying a high attention to detail to:
    • Create and maintain structure charts, board presentations and side letter compendiums
    • Prepare and file various regulatory and compliance forms
    • Efficiently manage closings 
  • Engaging in a collaborative and enthusiastic manner to:
    • Communicate and interact with clients, partners, associates, staff, investors and investors’ representatives
    • Develop practice area expertise, assist with business development efforts and participate in training sessions
  • Private equity or investment management experience, ideally two or more years in a law firm, financial institution or private equity firm
  • J.D. from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of a US State Bar or U.K. qualified lawyer
  • Willing to work in the firm’s London office
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about expanding knowledge of the private equity industry
  • Team-oriented mindset as well as the ability to take ownership of and complete tasks without direct supervision
  • Interpersonal skills enabling successful and professional communication
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Available to work the hours necessary in order to provide outstanding client service

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin or any other legally protected category in accordance with U.S. law.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Required Experience
2 to 6 years
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