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Jobs in New York

Jobs in New York


​In the in-house legal world, the Head of Legal manages the internal legal function, and is responsible of providing general legal advice to the firm and all of its areas. The Head of Legal will usually lead all internal issues that require a legal consideration - from intellectual property to safety compliance. The Head of Legal is the go-to specialist whenever a legal issue is being raised within a firm.

Usual Key Duties
  • Preparing opinions and documentation on legal questions being brought up by a firm

  • Represent the firm in court, if required

  • Represent the firm during processes of arbitration, if required

  • Manage a team of lawyers (depending on the size of the firm)

  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders - both internal and external - as well as senior management

  • Interpret new and upcoming regulations and implement them within a firm

  • Board support and internal committee attendance

Key Requirements
  • Qualified Solicitor (based on jurisdiction)

  • Based on the seniority of the role and the firm's requirements, a number of years of post qualification experience (PQE)

  • Strong management experience

At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York City. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.

New York City

New York is known as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, its residents speak over 800 languages and over 60 million people visit the city every year to take it all in.

New York is home to Wall Street and the two largest stock exchanges in the world and it’s known as the most financially powerful city in the world with more billionaires in residence than any other city. For over 200 years, the "Big Apple" has been the centre of opportunities where dreams and accomplishments can be big, and is known for it fast pace, which is unrivalled.

Getting around

Put a New York City map in front of you, and you will see how easy it is to get around town. Most of Manhattan's neighbourhoods are after all quite self-descriptive: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and so on.

Commuting to word can be as easy as putting on a pair of walking shoes: many New Yorkers walk to their destination. If walking isn't your forte, public transit is another great option - or hailing one of its famous yellow cabs. New York is known for its inexpensive and environmentally-friendly rail system, or "subway".