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University of Notre Dame
Legal Counsel, Investment Office:

The University of Notre Dame’s Investment Office (NDIO) is seeking to hire a new mid-level attorney to join its operations team. The new legal counsel will work with Investment Team to execute the legal work associated with investments on behalf of the University. University of Notre Dame is a private, Catholic university with over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Investment Office is charged with responsibility for the assets of the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment. Notre Dame’s endowment is the 8th largest of any college or university in the U.S., and the largest of any Catholic institution.

Driven by our commitment to the Catholic mission of the University, the Investment Office aims to further the teaching and research mission of the University through the stewardship of its endowment, which enables the University to provide financial aid to over 70% of its students. We welcome the addition of a new attorney to help further this mission. The successful candidate will meet the criteria below and join a very fast-paced investment environment!

The Investment Office, a department within the University, has a staff of approximately 40 full-time professionals in the investment, accounting, analytics, technology, legal and administrative fields. We are dynamic and on the cutting edge of technology in our investment practice. The successful candidate will be one of two dedicated attorneys on staff, including the Director of Investment Legal Affairs, to whom this person would report. The legal team works within the broader operations team of accounting, analytics and technology professionals.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work with the Investment Team to execute investment plans through preparation of all related legal documentation, under strict deadlines

Review, analyze and negotiate key legal documents related to asset class investments (offering memoranda, limited partnership agreements, subscription documents, side letters, etc.)

Delegate and supervise legal work to outside counsel, as needed

Conduct operational due diligence with new and existing managers

Update relational databases for legal data inputs and document storage, and supervise legal assistant and intern regarding same

Work with legal assistant on all compliance requests by banks, regulators and fund managers

Review certain SEC filings using daily monitoring system

Help supervise legal assistant and legal intern, as needed

Perform special assignments for the benefit of NDIO overall, as requested
Be a strong member of the operations team as a whole


Juris Doctor (J.D.) from ABA-accredited law
At least 4 years of experience as a transactional, corporate/securities attorney
Knowledge of corporate and federal securities laws
Ability to work independently on a small team to meet strict deadlines
Strong work ethic and professional demeanor
Comfortable with using technology for legal work (all necessary training provided)
Emotional intelligence assessment test, required (administered by ND human resources)
Admitted to the Bar in at least one state (will not need to take Indiana bar for this position)
Willing to relocate to South Bend, Indiana area, as position is 100% in-person (relocation expenses provided)

Experience in law firm or a financial services firm
Knowledge of public equity, real estate, hedge, private equity or venture capital funds
Notre Dame alumni, preferred but not required

Will pay competitive salary and relocation expenses