Legal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vice President - New York

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Business Unit
IBD Legal
Employment Type



The Legal Division's mission is to advance and protect the interests of the firm by providing the highest quality legal advice. Central to our mission is the identification and provision of advice with respect to the resolution of legal, regulatory and reputational risks. As part of the firm’s second line of defense, Legal helps ensure that the firm’s activities are conducted within the boundaries of the law and consistent with preserving and enhancing the firm’s reputation.


Investment Banking Legal
Supports the Investment Banking Division by providing legal, policy, reputational, and commercial advice and transactional expertise on all aspects of the Investment Banking business to protect the firm and ensure high-quality, value-added execution of transactions.


Merger Advisory Legal is looking for an experienced M&A attorney to support the Investment Banking Division (IBD) in connection with its M&A financial advisory assignments. This attorney will provide general legal advice on M&A matters to IBD, as well as provide legal counsel to its Fairness Committee, which oversees material M&A assignments.  The position offers the opportunity to sit within the M&A Group in IBD and partner with senior M&A bankers to oversee the execution of material M&A transactions, including the analysis of legal, reputational and valuation issues as part of the Fairness Committee processes.



  • Provide strategic legal advice to bankers in IBD related to M&A matters
  • Provide legal oversight in connection with the: (i) delivery of fairness opinions (including related financial analyses) and (iii) public disclosure of Goldman Sachs’ advice and analysis, including:
    • Review fairness opinions and related financial analyses, board materials and disclosure documents/regulatory filings, and
    • Review transaction agreements
  • Analyze M&A transactions from a legal and financial perspective, focusing on, among other things, transaction terms, structure and valuation methodologies
  • Coordinate and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders to identify and help mitigate legal and reputational risks, including through conflicts disclosure
  • Instruct/work with/manage external counsel


  • 4+ years’ post qualification mergers and acquisitions experience at a leading law firm.
  • J.D. required; Active member of one State Bar in good standing.
  • Knowledge of valuation methodologies, accounting and/or corporate finance preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills, in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and simply, and to present clear choices.
  • Team player with inherent commercial judgment and strong analytical skills.
  • High attention to detail with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadlines.
  • Team-oriented with ability to respond and be flexible to client demands while adhering to firm policies and group practices.
  • Ability to engage proactively as an advisor to the business and collaboratively work with other control areas.
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic and personal accountability.



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