MORE ABOUT THIS JOB YOUR IMPACT We welcome people from a variety of academic backgrounds and personal interests. Ideally, you should be interested in legal issues and the interaction of finance and the law, but a background in law and/or finance is not a prerequisite.
OUR IMPACT We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL The Legal Department is organized into practice areas that either directly support a specific business or more broadly support the activities of the entire firm. Our department includes the following practice areas:
The Business Intelligence Group provides research and due diligence focused on legal, regulatory, financial and reputational risk to the firm's businesses and committees worldwide.
The Contracts, Technology, Privacy and Intellectual Property Group provides legal support for vendor agreements, privacy issues and technology and intellectual property matters.
The Employment Law Group provides counseling, supervises employee-related litigation and supports initiatives that impact the firm's employees and contingent workers.
Finance Legal and Corporate Governance Legal provide legal support for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. These areas assists with financing, prepare required legal filings and support the development and implementation of corporate governance practices.
Investment Banking Legal supports the Investment Banking Division by structuring, negotiating and executing financing transactions for clients, and by drafting documents associated with merger and acquisition activity.
Investment Management Division Legal provides legal, regulatory, reputational and transactional advice to our Private Wealth Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management teams.
The Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings Group oversees and handles litigation, arbitration, regulatory and other proceedings that involve Goldman Sachs, its affiliates or their employees, as well as other matters in connection with proceedings in which the firm is not a party.
Merchant Banking Legal provides legal, regulatory, reputational and transactional advice to our Merchant Banking business and also supports certain other principal investing groups across the firm.
Securities Legal supports our equity and fixed income marketing, structuring, and trading business units and related compliance teams.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Recently graduated with a Bachelor or Masters Degree
Interest and passionate about working in the financial industry
Ability to work in a dynamic global environment with a focus on teamwork
Impeccable attention to detail and excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to grasp complex issues, interpret information and communicate commercial and operational issues
Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic and changing organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Chinese
A proactive approach and a high level of enthusiasm
Proficient with suite of Microsoft Office software
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.