Associate General Counsel, TSV

Location: New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-17582

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Two Sigma Ventures (TSV) is Two Sigma’s venture capital business, investing in early and growth stage startups that apply advancements in data science and software across a range of industries. TSV has invested in over 120 companies since it was started in 2012, is currently investing its fourth core fund and second opportunities fund, and manages capital for a growing base of over 30 institutional limited partners. TSV is currently a team of approximately 20 tech enthusiasts, based in NYC and SF. 

We are hiring an Associate General Counsel to manage and coordinate all legal & compliance functions and workstreams of the SEC-registered TSV business. The role will interface primarily with TSV’s managing partners, while also heavily collaborating with colleagues in the Legal & Compliance groups within broader Two Sigma. 

Our new colleague will guide the continuous implementation and enhancement of TSV’s legal and compliance functions, providing advice in all areas of the business. The ideal candidate will have experience on both the transaction and fund formation/operation sides of venture capital, a demonstrated passion for startups and technology, outstanding communication and project management skills, and an enthusiasm to work within a small, dynamic and autonomous team while getting many of the benefits of a larger company platform.

You will take on the following responsibilities:
  • Advise TSV’s partners and Two Sigma colleagues on legal and compliance matters that pertain to TSV’s business
  • Work with external counsel and internal colleagues to create compliant marketing materials and fund formation documents
  • Manage drafting, negotiation, and execution (both in-house and through external counsel) of transaction documents, carry program documents, board resolutions, vendor contracts, NDAs, etc. 
  • Keep organized and easily accessible records of firm legal agreements and other materials in compliance with regulations
  • In collaboration with broader TS legal team, draft and manage legal and compliance documents, policies and procedures
  • Collect, organize and analyze data to address legal or compliance matters
  • In collaboration with broader TS compliance team, implement and enhance our comprehensive compliance program

You should possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and JD
  • 5+ years of experience in a corporate legal environment, with a strong preference for candidates with venture capital or private equity experience
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the latest SEC PE/VC marketing guidelines, and other relevant laws and regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills 
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Proven ability to work independently, manage competing priorities, and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • High collaborative orientation, enthusiasm for working as part of a team

You Will Enjoy The Following Benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves

The base pay for this role will be between $225,000 and $325,000. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation and benefits, such as a discretionary bonus, health, dental and other wellness plans and 401(k) contributions. Discretionary bonus can be a significant portion of total compensation. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics

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