Legg Mason

Associate General Counsel (US Mutual Funds)

US-CT-Stamford | US-NY-New York
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Position Overview

Legg Mason is hiring an Associate General Counsel who will primarily focus on legal responsibilities for a large complex of U.S. open end mutual funds across diverse asset classes, each subadvised by a Legg Mason affiliate. The Associate GC will serve as a member of Legg Mason's Corporate Legal department in our Stamford, CT office, but the ability to spend time in our location in our New York City office (midtown Manhattan) or our Baltimore, MD office may be considered for the right applicant. Limited relocation assistance may also be offered for the right candidate.



Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Preparation and filing of annual updates of open end mutual fund prospectuses and statements of additional information on Form N-1A and supplements as needed
  • Prospectus and SAI disclosure analysis on an ongoing basis
  • Other legal support to mutual fund complex as needed, including interface with product development and fund administration units, new fund registrations, fund mergers, and preparation of Board meeting materials and other responsibilities as determined by supervisors.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 4-10 years relevant in-house counsel or law firm experience
  • Solid foundation in 1940 Act, 1933 Act, and Form N-1A required
  • Experience using electronic prospectus content management system a plus
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Self directed and motivated
  • Proactive; solution-oriented
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem solving skills
  • Able to collaborate successfully and interact with various individuals, teams and departments throughout a global organization
  • Enthusiastic team player with ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today. 


Legg Mason offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  Learn more about our benefit offerings here.


Looking for work-life balance?  Legg Mason understands juggling work and home can be challenging, and that is why, where possible, we strive to offer employees a level of flexibility to help balance home life with work.  


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