This position is located in the Office of General Counsel of United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government's development finance bank. The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant General Counsel and advise on the legal and policy aspects of all of DFC's finance, equity investment, and political risk insurance programs.
Work includes legal due diligence and reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating all transaction documents leading to closing as well as monitoring existing transactions and restructuring or collecting on defaulted loans. The types of financing vary from project finance, infrastructure loans, loans to SMEs and microfinance institutions, to loans to private equity funds. The loans can be high or low in dollar values but often involve complex negotiation and documentation. DFC's equity investment program includes direct investment in portfolio companies as well as private equity investment funds. DFC's insurance program offers coverage against political violence, currency inconvertibility, and expropriation and includes specialized capital markets products that insure against sovereign and subsovereign risk. Projects are always located in a developing country.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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 (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) 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 (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described below.
- Specialized experience includes: 5-8 years of specialized experience advising on legal and policy matters regardingfinancing that varies from project finance, infrastructure loans, loans to SMEs and microfinance institutions, to loans to private equity funds
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.