Stanford University

Another Source’s client, Stanford University, is recruiting an Investment Attorney to join their team supporting Stanford Management Company in Palo Alto, California.


Here’s a little about Stanford University and the position they are recruiting for:


The Stanford University Office of the General Counsel and Stanford Management Company (SMC) are seeking qualified candidates to provide legal support to the investment and operations teams at SMC.  SMC is the fiduciary for the $30 billion Merged Pool, which comprises the substantial majority of Stanford’s investable assets.  Annual payouts from the Merged Pool support teaching, learning, and research across a wide variety of disciplines.  More information about SMC can be found at  This position will report to the General Counsel of the University with day-to-day direction from Senior University Counsel at SMC.


Core Duties:


Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements and other documents relating to domestic and foreign private investment funds, separately managed accounts, and coinvestment vehicles.
Monitoring and advising on domestic and foreign legal, regulatory, and compliance matters relating to investment matters.
Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, vendor contracts, consulting agreements, and engagement letters.
Working with outside counsel, investment professionals, and members of the investment operations team to address other legal, regulatory, and business issues.
Other duties may be assigned.

Education & Experience:


Law degree from an accredited law school. At least three years of relevant experience in investment-related matters and prior work at a nationally recognized law firm or in-house experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The primary qualification for this position is significant experience and demonstrated expertise in investor-side review and negotiation of investment fund agreements.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Familiarity with regulatory and compliance issues associated with investment-related activities.
Excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
Relationship builder with proven track record of providing the highest quality client service.
Highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Certifications and Licenses:


Qualified individuals will be a member of the California State Bar or able to become one promptly.
Why Stanford is for you:


Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:


Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
Please visit Stanford’s Benefits and Rewards page for more details.


A background check will be required for all final candidates.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


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