Goldman Sachs Returnship 2013 – Legal, Associate

Goldman Sachs Returnship 2013 – Legal, Associate

The Goldman Sachs Returnship® program is a 10-week program.

This initiative provides individuals who have taken a career break of two or more years with an opportunity to explore a new career path, demonstrate capabilities to hiring managers, strengthen technical skills and assess their ability to transition back into the workforce on a full-time basis while maintaining work-life balance.

In the same way that an internship offers a guided period of exploration during which interns cultivate the skills that will serve them in future careers, a “returnship” provides on-ramping individuals with an opportunity to sharpen their skills in a work environment that may have changed since their last experience as an employee.  After the successful completion of a 10 week Returnship Program, participants will be well prepared to re-enter the workforce as they move on to the next step in their career.

The Legal Department plays an essential role in the formulation and implementation of the strategy of Goldman Sachs. The advice and counsel we provide to all areas of the firm is critical to maintaining our commitments to our clients, regulators, and shareholders and to promoting our culture of excellence and integrity. Our goal is to provide legal advice that protects the firm’s financial well-being and reputation, and assists our various businesses in evaluating the risks associated with completing transactions and other activities.

How We’re Organized

The Legal Department is organized into practice areas that either directly support a specific business or more broadly support the activities of the entire firm. Our department includes the following practice areas:

•             The Business Intelligence Group provides research and due diligence focused on legal, regulatory, financial and reputational risk to the firm’s businesses and committees worldwide.

•             The Contracts, Technology, Privacy and Intellectual Property Group provides legal support for vendor agreements, privacy issues and technology and intellectual property matters.

•             The Employment Law Group provides counseling, supervises employee-related litigation and supports initiatives that impact the firm’s employees and contingent workers.

•             Finance Legal and Corporate Governance Legal provide legal support for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. These areas assists with financing, prepare required legal filings and support the development and   implementation of corporate governance practices.

•             Investment Banking Legal supports the Investment Banking Division by structuring, negotiating and executing financing transactions for clients, and by drafting documents associated with merger and acquisition activity.

•             Investment Management Division Legal provides legal, regulatory, reputational and transactional advice to our Private Wealth Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management teams.

•             The Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings Group oversees and handles litigation, arbitration, regulatory and other proceedings that involve Goldman Sachs, its affiliates or their employees, as well as other matters in connection with proceedings in which the firm is not a party.

•             Merchant Banking Legal provides legal, regulatory, reputational and transactional advice to our Merchant Banking business and also supports certain other principal investing groups across the firm.

•             Securities Legal supports our equity and fixed income marketing, structuring, and trading business units and related compliance teams.

Who We Look For

For our experienced attorney hires, we generally do not hire directly from law schools, but instead hire attorneys who have spent at least a few years in private practice.

Basic Qualifications

3+ years legal experience post JD

If interested, you can apply directly to the role through the following link: http://www2.goldmansachs.com/a/data/jobs/19146.html