Associate: Debt Finance - Americas

White & Case LLP

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    Position summary

    attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

    Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

    Position Summary

    We are looking for mid-level associates with substantive experience managing and negotiating debt finance transactions to join our Americas Banking practice. You should have strong academic credentials and a genuine interest in domestic and cross-border financing transactions. Candidates with borrower side experience and/or fund finance experience (but not exclusively) should apply. You should also be ambitious and passionate about work, ready for the challenges of working in a global law firm, service-minded with strong interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.

    As an associate, you will have the opportunity to work with all the finance partners and with teams based in other offices and thereby gain diverse experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions across a wide range of industries.

    We offer high-quality, internationally-oriented work on the most challenging bank finance and capital markets transactions, a competitive salary package and an opportunity to work as part of a truly global organization.

    Our Practice Area

    With established teams in every major financial market, we are trusted by many of the world's largest financial institutions, alternative capital providers, private equity funds and corporates to handle their largest and most complex multijurisdictional transactions. Widely recognized as leaders in our field, we offer both international reach and a depth of local resources-advising on the full spectrum of financing matters, and structuring innovative, often ground-breaking deals.

    From the moment you join us, you will be working alongside leading practitioners, supporting multi-disciplinary teams composed of colleagues from within our group and across the firm's M&A, Capital Markets and Project Finance groups. An exciting, fast-paced practice, we expect our associates to deliver outstanding work to tight deadlines, and to display the cool head and positive mindset to flourish in a pressurized environment.

    As an associate, you will be expected to take a lead on many of the day-to-day tasks involved in ensuring that deals are running smoothly and will have a high degree of contact with clients, opposing counsel and other parties. Your core responsibilities will also include vital contractual work, such as reviewing initial drafts of commitment letters and loan documents, preparing succinct issues lists and preparing revised drafts reflecting client comments.

    Supported by your team at every step, you will find the work both challenging and rewarding, with excellent opportunities for learning and professional development.

    Duties and Accountabilities

    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commitment letters and term sheets as well as primary loan and security documentation and ancillary deliverables

    • Preparation and review of issues lists and summary grids

    • Conducting legal research, depending on client needs

    • Managing deal teams and processes from initial discussions through closing and post-closing matters

    • Managing and conducting due diligence

    • Primary point of contact for clients, opposing counsel and other transactional legal teams

    • Assisting clients with ongoing deal administration including joinders, amendments, interpretive questions, collateral matters, etc.

    • Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients

    • Attending and presenting educational seminars

    • Exercising good judgment in internal and external written and verbal communications

    • Mentoring and training of junior team-members and attendance at, and participation in, continuing education classes and client development initiatives

    Qualifications

    • At least four years of debt finance experience

    • Preferred experience includes sponsored finance, syndicated lending, acquisition/leveraged finance (borrower side) and/or direct lending and private credit transactions; experience w/ fund finance is a plus (but not exclusively fund finance)

    • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker

    • Commercial and business awareness

    • Outstanding communication skills

    • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects

    • Excellent drafting skills

    • Driven by professional growth

    • Strong professional presence

    • Client service focus

    • Team player

    • Strong judgment

    • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative and a self-starter

    • Fluency in English required, fluency in Spanish would be a plus

    • Admitted to the bar and in good standing

    Location and Reporting

    • This is an associate role based in New York, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles

    • Salary Range: $310,000 - $420,000 per year

    Equal Opportunities

    White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm's policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

    If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

    Why you should apply for a job to White & Case LLP:

  • 4.4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • The Global Women's Initiative Committee's top priority is to ensure that women are retained, advanced and given leadership opportunities.
  • We have a full range of programs to support flexible work schedules and leaves of absence for both men and women.
  • White and Case has won six Women in Business Law Awards. Demonstrating their commitment to nurturing the careers of its women lawyers.