Vice President, Fund Formation Legal Counsel




Atlanta, GA


Position summary


About this role


We are searching for an attorney to support BlackRock’s suite of collective investment funds (CIFs), with a focus on providing legal advice with respect to fund formation, disclosure documents, governance matters and portfolio management matters. The candidate must be able to directly manage, coordinate, and advise across a wide variety of business and operations teams on CIF related regulatory, compliance and commercial issues and risks.   


  • Provide legal advice in connection with the launch of new CIFs and changes to existing CIFs, including legal advice related to fund formation, disclosure documents, governance matters and portfolio management matters.
  • Draft various CIF governing and disclosure documents, maintain these CIF governing and disclosure documents by conducting appropriate review and update initiatives, and support business and operations teams in ensuring consistency with these CIF governing and disclosure documents.
  • Coordinate closely with the team of paralegals who support the drafting and maintenance of CIF governing and disclosure documents.
  • Coordinate closely with other internal teams of lawyers/paralegals who have similar disclosure related responsibilities for other types of pooled funds, to ensure consistency across disclosures as appropriate.
  • Coordinate closely with outside counsel on disclosure related engagements.
  • Provide legal advice on a variety of legal issues relating to CIF more generally and the provision of investment management, securities lending and other fiduciary services to institutional clients.


  • https://J.D. with at least five years’ experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services organization.
  • Experience with the https://U.S. federal securities laws that pertain to investment management and investment companies (including the Investment Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act) and with https://U.S. bank fiduciary laws and regulations. Familiarity with ERISA is beneficial but not required.
  • Experience advising collective investment funds and/or mutual funds, including experience drafting fund and investment adviser governance and disclosure documents.
  • Exceptional analytical, written, verbal and project management skills and ability to (i) work with and across different business and operations teams, (ii) work effectively both independently and as a member of team, (iii) work in a demanding and fast-paced environment, and (iv) prioritize multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining high standards and attention to detail.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being.  Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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