Legal Team Associate Legal Team Associate …

Sands Capital Management
in Arlington, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Sands Capital Management
in Arlington, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages multiple billions of dollars in client assets. Sands Capital’s strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process to identify high-quality growth businesses that we can own for the long term in concentrated portfolios. We invest on a global basis across the life cycle from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.

Identified below are Core Values the firm holds in high regard and believes are critical for high-performing teams at Sands Capital:

  • Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments. 
  • Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients. 
  • Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices. 

Position Summary

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our tight-knit and dynamic Legal Team as a Legal Team Associate. The ideal candidate excels in a fast-paced professional environment, works well with senior attorneys and business professionals, and is keen to learn the range of legal and regulatory activities that keep our team running! The role is broad. You will work directly with our General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and attorneys on regulatory filings, record-keeping, and strategic initiatives for the group. Under the supervision of our attorneys, you will provide first-level legal review for certain agreements and will help draft and revise formal communications. We are seeking an individual who is comfortable working independently with limited supervision while also being proactive and collaborative in a very active Legal Team. You will have a direct impact on our Legal Team’s productivity and the company's bottom line, and so you must be exceedingly well-organized, have strong attention to detail, and maintain a high level of prudence around sensitive information.

Although Sands Capital presently operates in a “work from home” environment, we generally expect you will work from Sands Capital’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia Monday – Friday, or as agreed, when it is safe to do so.

Essential Functions

  • Acting as project manager on Legal Team initiatives
  • Managing various regulatory filings for Sands Capital legal entities
  • Organizing and maintaining file systems, filing correspondence, and other records
  • Actively maintaining a governance calendar
  • Conducting first review of certain contracts and clauses (e.g. NDAs)
  • Supporting certain compliance activities
  • Assisting in other business activities, as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Superior communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels
  • Proven ability to successfully complete detail-oriented tasks
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy
  • Solid organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects at once, and collaborate with multiple team members
  • High degree of initiative, self-discipline, and motivation
  • Operates with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a sense of humor
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Exhibits behaviors consistent with Sands Capital’s values and culture

Additional Information:

To be considered, candidates must submit a resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position.

If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management’s Careers page at

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Sands Capital is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and staff members. For our staff members, equal opportunity includes access to the benefits and privileges that the firm provides to staff members generally. We appreciate the value diversity brings to Sands Capital and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff members

We evaluate and select qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination of this kind is also strictly prohibited by a variety of federal, state, and local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

View the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster here and its supplement here.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant individuals, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals needing accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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