Driehaus Capital Management, LLC Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago


Driehaus Capital Management is a privately-held investment management firm that manages global, emerging markets, U.S. growth equity and alternative investment strategies. The firm has a diverse institutional client base comprised of corporate and public pensions, endowments, foundations, sub-advisory, family offices, wealth managers and financial advisors.

We are seeking an Attorney to join our Legal Department. This individual will be responsible for providing legal advice and managing legal projects on a wide range of strategic, regulatory and operational issues relating to public and private funds and separately managed accounts. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Identify and address compliance with legal and regulatory requirements affecting business operations, including U.S. and foreign securities laws and general corporate and partnership obligations.

  • Draft various business communications, including correspondence, resolutions, minutes and procedures related to all aspects of business activities, with a primary focus on client and vendor relationships.

  • Address numerous matters regarding Driehaus Mutual Funds, including preparing materials for and attending quarterly board meetings, leading the process for the annual update of registration statements and the preparation of registration statements for new mutual funds, reviewing board meeting minutes and negotiating intermediary agreements.

  • Handle legal issues related to derivatives trading, including the completion of account opening documentation, negotiating prime brokerage agreements and ISDA's, and preparing regulatory and industry filings related to derivatives trading.

  • Handle legal issues related to the product development process, such as fund structure and formation and drafting of offering documentation.

  • Serve on the firm's Soft Dollar Committee and address various matters regarding the firm's use of soft dollars.

  • Review and negotiate contracts, including service provider agreements, client agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Stay informed on all regulatory and legal developments that may impact the firm.

  • Interface with outside counsel, as needed, with respect to matters described above.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.


  • Juris Doctor Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school with 5-10 years of experience practicing law in a law firm or in-house.

  • Member in good standing of the Illinois State Bar.

  • In-depth experience with the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act is required.

  • Experience with the Commodity Exchange Act is preferred.

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand environment.

  • Collaborative team player who demonstrates respect for others and an ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of internal and external contacts.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Reference job code [ATNY] when applying.

Driehaus Mutual Funds

Micro Cap Growth Fund

Small Cap Growth Fund

International Small Cap Growth Fund

Frontier Emerging Markets Fund

Emerging Markets Growth Fund

Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund

Driehaus Multi-Asset Growth Economies Fund

Active Income Fund

Event Driven Fund

Driehaus Strategies

Micro Cap Growth Strategy

Small Cap Growth Strategy

Small/Mid Cap Growth Strategy

International Small Cap Growth Strategy

Frontier Markets Strategy

Emerging Markets Growth Strategy


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Investment Strategies

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