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Corporate - Investment Company Act Attorney in Princeton, NJ

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Company name

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - Investment Company Act

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Princeton, NJ

Date Last Verified

Apr 23,2018

Posted on

Mar 25,2018

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Associate Counsel Duties: Reporting to the associate general counsel and chief investment counsel, the principal responsibilities of associate counsel will be to assist in the legal review of (1) the Foundation’s investments and related matters and (2) other Foundation contracts and related matters, including agreements with administrative and programmatic consultants and vendors, in each instance in compliance with the Foundation’s policies and guidelines. Assist in the structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the Foundation’s investments, including, but not limited to, private equity investments, hedge fund investments, co-investments, and secondary purchases and sales, including managing outside counsel representing the Foundation as needed. Assist in the legal review of post-investment matters, including, proxy voting, amendments, terminations, advisory committee participation, and sales of restricted securities distributed by private equity funds. Attend and record minutes of the meetings of the Board’s Investment Committee. Assist in structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the non-investment areas of the Foundation’s affairs, such as vendor agreements, licensing agreements, hotel agreements, nondisclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, etc. Contribute to and participate in select internal committees of the Foundation and carry out other responsibilities as assigned by General Counsel’s office.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: JD degree, New Jersey license (or ability to obtain New Jersey license to practice as in-house counsel), and 5+ years of related experience, working at a law firm, private foundation, university, or other non-profit. Expertise in the legal issues related to private equity investments, other alternative investments, and general contract matters. Possess or demonstrate the ability to quickly acquire familiarity with laws relating to investments by private foundations, such as unrelated business income tax, private foundation excise tax, and the excess business holdings and self-dealing rules. Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; collegial, energetic, able to develop productive relationships. Experience handling multiple priorities and organizing time effectively. Ability to provide sound legal judgment and demonstrate business acumen and integrity, in order to play a significant role in the organization. Ability to develop creative and proactive solutions to complex legal problems. Superior analytical, problem-solving, and negotiating skills. Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values. Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor. Discretion and ability to handle confidential matters. Action-oriented self-starter who can work well independently and in teams.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
P.O. Box 2316
Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543