Counsel Counsel …

Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.


Counsel will be part of the Client Platform Legal team, the team responsible for advising on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues for Wellington Management's institutional investment management business in the Americas region.


Provide advice and support for Wellington Management's institutional separate account and sub-advisory business in the US, Canada and Latin America. This includes providing day-to-day legal support for business teams who develop and manage client relationships, and providing advice to various business and operational teams on the firm's regulatory and fiduciary obligations. Specific activities include advising on contract negotiations with clients, analyzing and advising on regulatory requirements in the context of our business, counseling on fiduciary obligations and regulatory risk, and advising on general firm business matters from time to time. While the role is primarily focused on the firm's business in the Americas, it also involves collaboration with global colleagues based in Europe and Asia.

  • 5-8 years of experience practicing law, including at a national law firm and/or relevant in-house position
  • Experience with asset management business, the Investment Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act
  • Experience with broker-dealer business and FINRA Rules
  • Experience with CFTC regulation of commodity trading advice
  • Experience with ERISA is a plus
  • Experience with Canadian funds or Latin American client relationships a plus
  • Strong legal and analytical skills
  • Good business judgment and strong counseling skills
  • Pragmatic and risk aware approach to practicing law
  • Ability to represent the firm with external clients
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to distill and communicate practical advice on complex issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Curiosity and willingness to flex across diverse coverage areas
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • A sense of humor


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As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .
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