Associate General Counsel - Private Equity

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



Private Equity Attorney

New York Life Insurance Company is seeking a Private Equity Attorney with a minimum of 10 years of experience with a particular focus on private equity fund formation, and substantial experience in equity co-investments, primary and secondary limited partnership investments, venture equity investments, and primary investments in venture funds.  This role is located at the offices of Apogem Capital at 299 Park Avenue, NY, NY.  Apogem is a New York Life Investments company and subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. 

Apogem is a recently launched alternatives asset management firm with $37 billion in AUM focused on investments primarily in private credit and private equity with offices in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, and Richmond, VA.  Apogem was formed in April 2022 by the combination of three New York Life investment boutiques:  Madison Capital, GoldPoint Partners, and PA Capital.



  • Assist with formation of new Apogem proprietary funds, including drafting and coordination of PPMs, limited partnership agreements, onboarding investors, negotiation of side letter agreements, and other related documentation. Oversee limited partnership fund investments in US and EU private leveraged buy-out, secondary, distressed, venture, infrastructure,  and credit funds including document review and negotiation of side letters with sponsors.
  • Assist with equity co-investments. 
  • Review and advise the investment team on amendment and modification requests with respect to existing limited partnership fund investments.
  • Identify and resolve Advisers Act issues raised by Apogem’s management of its proprietary funds.
  • Review Apogem's marketing materials and RFPs.
  • Review, draft and negotiate vendor agreements, including placement agent agreements.
  • Review, draft and negotiate confidentiality agreements.
  • Oversee VCOC compliance for proprietary funds.
  • Manage outside counsel on licensing/registration requirements for overseas marketing (including AIFMD compliance).


General Profile:

  • Recognized as a subject matter expert on private investment funds matters, anticipates business and/or regulatory issues; identifies requirements for product, process or service improvements.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues to investment team in a digestible and understandable format.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects at one time and meet deadlines.
  • Anticipates internal and external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvements.
  • Solves unique and complex problems; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.
  • Responsible for the delivery of results focused on excellence.



  • 10 years of focused legal experience with a specialty in private investment funds and in-depth understanding of the Investment Advisers Act.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively and concisely. Attention to detail a must.
  • Possesses initiative, dependability and motivation.
  • JD Degree required.
  • Admitted to practice in New York.


Work Schedule:  Hybrid - in the office on Mon, Tues, Wed and work remote on Thurs and Fri.



Salary range: $185,500 - $265,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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Job Requisition ID: 88836




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