At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you'll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

The Opportunity:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Associate with at least four years of private fund or other alternative investment experience.

Seyfarth's investment attorneys possess the broad, in-depth experience necessary to serve a large and diverse group of institutional investors.  Our clients include government plans, large corporate plans, universities, family offices, multi-employer plans and other significant investors.  Typical deal size ranges from $50 Million to $500 Million per deal.  The practice is global.

In addition to comingled fund investments, we handle direct investments, co-investments, joint ventures, separate accounts and club deals.  We represent our clients in deals exceeding $30 Billion per year and are viewed as a leading firm in representing these institutional investors in sophisticated deals.  As noted by Legal 500, “Seyfarth Shaw LLP's team exclusively represents heavyweight limited partners, including major state retirement schemes, and it consistently fights for its clients to get the best possible arrangements with general partners of private equity funds.”  Our clients also reported to Legal 500 that “Seyfarth Shaw has one of the deepest and broadest teams of lawyers who primarily represent investors in private funds (as opposed to the sponsors of those funds). At the same time, as a global law firm, they have a team of experts to assist on unusual regulatory and capital markets issues that come up from time to time within or without an investment fund transaction.”

In addition to Legal 500, our investment lawyers have been recognized as “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyers” and “Notable Practitioner” in the 2020 edition of the IFLR1000, an annual guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms, Chambers and Best Lawyers.

Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations, and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.

The Day-To-Day:
As an associate in the Corporate Department, you'll have the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging, and groundbreaking cases in collaboration with senior attorneys.

You Have:
  • Experience representing institutional investors (for example, governmental pension plans, ERISA pension plans, charitable and university foundations, and family offices) in their evaluation of and execution on investment opportunities
  • Experience reviewing and structuring comingled private fund investments (e.g. limited partnership agreements, subscription agreements, and side letters), co-investments, bespoke joint ventures and direct investments, secondaries transactions and general investment counseling
  • A high level of initiative and engagement, an entrepreneurial attitude, a willingness (and the confidence) to engage directly with clients and opposing counsel, and a demonstrable commitment to becoming a partner
  • Sophisticated analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Admission to the state bar of your resident office (or are eligible to waive in).

What We Provide:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. We provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management. 

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 4.0+ certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

More About Seyfarth:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 Offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link:

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It is an essential job requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for this role. If you need an accommodation of any kind for religious or disability reasons, including related to this job requirement, please contact Human Resources.