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Capital Group | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Req ID:  12443
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): Los Angeles (CA)   

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.


We are recruiting for an experienced Counsel to join our Legal team, a group of highly experienced lawyers with deep securities and investment advisory experience.  This is an opportunity to join a prestigious legal department at one of the largest asset managers in the world.  Capital Group is an evolving business in a highly regulated environment; this team is involved in guiding decisions that will make a major impact on the business.  The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting this effort.  The Legal team is comprised of 30 attorneys, with 24 in the US. It is a highly collaborative group, and the candidate will work closely with a variety of senior attorneys across the team as well as associates from various business areas.  The candidate will support legal and compliance efforts through research, writing, project management and related tasks.  We are seeking an attorney who is a self-starter to join our team and be energized by the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects and initiatives across Capital.


  • Provide day to day legal support for multiple business areas (e.g., portfolio management, trading, and investment operations)
  • Engage in review and launch of new business offerings and other initiatives; Support securities transactions, including review and negotiation of transaction documents
  • Prepare and review prospectuses
  • Help resolve issues relating to investment guidelines, pricing and trading
  • Review new regulatory initiatives and assist with development of business processes in response


  • At least 3-5 years of experience at a top ranked law firm or in-house with a financial services or investment management firm
  • Experience with federal securities laws
  • Exceptional academic credentials
  • JD degree with strong academic background; California bar admission or willingness to obtain
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational and strategic thinking skills
  • Understanding of how to balance legal risks with business objectives and successfully get projects completed

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

About Capital Group

Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ICG) is focused on acquiring and building Internet software and services companies. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company hold ownership interests in 14 companies that are considered to be the partner companies. The results for the operation of the partner companies are reported in two business segments: the core reporting segment and the other holdings reporting segment. The core reporting segment includes those partner companies in which ICG's management takes a role in providing direction and management assistance. The other holdings reporting segment includes partner companies over which the Company have less influence, because they are public companies and/or have a relatively small ownership stake in those partner companies. (Source: 10-K)

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