Attorney – Investment Management

  • Competitive
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 21 Jan 18 2018-01-21

Attorney – Investment Management

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the Legal group responsible for?

The Legal team provides practical legal advice and service to the broader organization. Reviews and analyzes the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which Franklin Templeton operates. Interprets these in light of guidance, decisions, law firm advice and industry practice, as applicable, to the specific structure, organization and operation of Franklin Templeton's business globally. Advises business on actions required to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and contributes to decisions made by the business on appropriate course of action to minimize risk from financial or reputational loss. The successful applicant will provide advice and counseling to Franklin Templeton's US-registered funds, negotiate investment management agreements with institutional clients, assist with the legal support of collective investment trusts, and with the implementation and operation of proxy voting processes.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of Assistant Corporate Counsel ?

  • Drafting and reviewing fund registration statements, shareholder reports, marketing and related materials to ensure compliance with applicable disclosure, legal and regulatory standards
  • Drafting and reviewing fund proxy materials to ensure compliance with applicable disclosure, legal and regulatory standards
  • Compliance with NYSE requirements, as applicable
  • Drafting memoranda for fund boards of directors/trustees
  • Provide legal support for institutional separate accounts and commingled trusts
  • Provide legal support to Franklin Templeton's proxy voting processes, including review of conflicts of interest, and foreign substantial shareholder reporting
  • Special projects as assigned by senior attorneys and/or requested by business clients

What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, mutual fund/asset management industry, or at least financial services generally
  • Knowledge of NYSE, federal proxy rules, Section 16 and Section 13 requirements and processes a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced global environment
  • Law degree; membership of a state bar; at least two years experience in securities law practice or equivalent experience; investment management practice preferred
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values , and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people , and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.