Oaktree Capital Management

  • Vice President – Fund Attorney

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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  • Company Overview


    Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.





    • Structure fund complexes and separate accounts to address tax, legal and regulatory concerns
    • Prepare offering documents, including private placement memoranda
    • Prepare and negotiate limited partnership agreements, subscription agreements, side letters and ancillary documents (e.g., management agreements, guaranties) for commingled funds
    • Negotiate placement agent agreements
    • Prepare and negotiate investment management agreements and investment guidelines for separate accounts.
    • Review marketing and client reporting materials in coordination with the Compliance Department, including RFPs, webcasts, brochures and one-off requests
    • Coordinate with and advise other departments regarding operational implications of governing documents
    • Negotiate third party trading agreements (e.g., prime brokerage agreements, ISDAs)
    • Negotiate fund credit facilities
    • Qualify funds to trade in applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions
    • Negotiate and facilitate participant directed transactions for separate accounts
    • Monitor and address regulatory developments on a global basis
    • Advise investment teams regarding insider-trading concerns, including establishing and maintaining information walls
    • Address potential conflicts of interest
    • Provide litigation support, at the fund level
    • Respond to inquiries from and assist in ordinary-course reporting to regulators (e.g., SEC, CFTC, DOL)
    • Participation in cross-departmental initiatives to implement new firm-wide procedures
    • Advise on investment-specific regulations (e.g., gaming, media, banking), including structuring issues, initial and periodic filings, assisting with the design and implementation of compliance controls and interacting with regulators
    • Review and advise on press releases and other media-related matters
    • Provide transaction support, including reviewing deal documentation and term sheets, assisting with transaction structuring, assisting with HSR and other regulatory filings, preparing Sections 13 and 16 filings, negotiating fund guaranties and restructurings, reviewing transaction documents, and assisting with deal-related trade support and compliance issues
    • Serve on boards of directors of various corporate and fund-related entities
    • Conducting annual review of fund compliance with certain regulatory requirements (e.g. VCOC, FINRA new issues rule)
    • Prepare amendments to fund documents and supervise consent solicitations
    • Assisting client services in addressing legal questions that are received from current fund investors
    • Oversee confidentiality review process.






    • 5-8 years transactional legal experience with a top law firm and/or within the financial services or asset management industry;
    • Fund formation experience is a plus;
    • Strong history of exercising good business judgment; and
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook, as well as other business software.



    Personal Attributes


    • Must be a team player and possess a high level of integrity;
    • Must be highly collaborative and organized;
    • He / She should have strong initiative and be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision, and;
    • The individual must possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.




    Law degree from a top University is required.



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