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Associate General Counsel - Client Engagement

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Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jun 16, 2023

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Position Objective

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and advisory services, is seeking an Associate General Counsel – Client Engagements.

Reporting to the General Counsel, this key member of the legal team will assist in protecting the organization's legal interests, provide hands-on counsel to executive management and senior staff and is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues. Prior experience drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance is required.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the legal team and firm professionals (and ultimately dedicated service lines) on client contracting matters such as master service agreements, engagement letters, and on ancillary client-related agreements (e.g., confidentiality, IP and technology);
  • Assist in drafting and assessing service offerings from a legal risk management perspective;
  • Advise service lines on risk management areas and assist in managing legal risk controls;


  • 6-15 years of experience as an attorney, with 2–3 years in-house experience. 
  • Member of the State Bar in work location (NY preferred) 
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

Required Skills

  • Sharp business acumen;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Confident and engaging presenter;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Driven by values, integrity and work ethic, and builds confidence at all levels;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Ability to apply objective, fact-based approach to problem solving based on principles and pragmatism rather than solely rules and procedures; and
  • High tolerance for ambiguity.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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