This position is located in the Office of General Counsel. The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant General Counsel and advise on the legal and policy aspects of all of DFC's programs, with a primary focus on equity investment transactions. Work on equity transactions includes legal due diligence and reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating all transaction documents leading to closing as well as monitoring existing transactions and exiting transactions.
In this position, you will:
- Manage legal issues for a portfolio of DFC projects in the full spectrum of DFC business lines with a primary focus on direct equity investments.
- Handle the entire transaction documentation and negotiation process for both investment and divestment transactions. Where outside counsel has been retained, acts as head of the legal negotiating team ("first chair") for transactions of all sizes and sectors.
- Supervise the partners and associates of outside private legal firms who are procured to supplement DFC's legal team in completing transactions.
- Provide legal advice on a variety of matters involving the following:
- Conduct legal due diligence and review due diligence reports from outside counsel and consultants to identify legal risks;
- Explain legal issues and risks clearly and concisely to investment professionals and, as applicable, to transaction approvers; and
- Draft (or review drafts of) investment or divestment documentation, negotiate and close investment and divestment transactions.
Conditions of Employment
- This position is in the excepted service.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirements: Applicants must
- be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.;
- be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
- meet all specialized experience requirements as described below.
Specialized experience includes: 5-8 years of experienceconducting legal due diligence and reviewing due diligence reports from outside counsel and consultants to identify legal risks; Explaining legal issues and risks clearly and concisely to investment professionals and, as applicable, to transaction approvers; and drafting (or review drafts of) investment or divestment documentation, negotiate and close investment and divestment transactions.
Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition, if selected, you must provide proof of bar membership.