Vice President, Corporate Counsel

PGIM, Inc. is looking for an experienced asset management and securities attorney to support PGIM Fixed Income (the public fixed income asset management unit within PGIM, Inc.) and Prudential Trust Company, a Pennsylvania trust company. PGIM Fixed Income is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey and has offices in London, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Singapore. PGIM Fixed Income has over $750 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2019)

The successful candidate will be based in Newark, New Jersey and join a team of 11 lawyers supporting PGIM Fixed Income and Prudential Trust Company.


Job responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, subscription agreements and other client agreements;
  • Providing advice regarding U.S. and state regulatory requirements applicable to investment advisers, private funds and collective and common trust funds;
  • Reviewing and assisting in the preparation of institutional marketing materials and responses to requests-for-proposals;
  • Drafting and reviewing regulatory disclosures and investment guidelines;
  • Providing advice with respect to operations and trading issues;
  • Providing advice with respect to the structuring, distribution and development of products and investment vehicles in the U.S. and outside the U.S.;
  • Advising Prudential Trust Company with respect to its collective and common trust funds;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts;
  • Providing legal and regulatory advice to PGIM Fixed Income's Compliance Department on compliance issues, regulatory developments and assisting in the development of policies and procedures;
  • Supporting initiatives of affiliated investment advisers and other affiliates; and
  • Actively participating in programs of Prudential's Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs Department.

  • Minimum of 4 years significant and substantive legal experience of asset management matters, private funds and securities.

  • Sophisticated knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and U.S. securities laws.
  • Experience of ERISA issues related to managing plan assets.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to give clear, independent and timely advice that is supportive of business objectives.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing needs of the organization as well as the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a demanding environment.

    Working knowledge or experience of the following is a plus:

  • Advising trust companies and collective and common trust funds.
  • Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Registered and unregistered insurance company separate accounts.
  • Commodity Exchange Act.
  • Derivatives transactions.
  • Non-U.S. laws relating to funds, investment advisers and distribution (e.g., UCITS funds and related regulations).

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