Associate General Counsel

| Encino, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 200,000-275,000 Annually
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Focus. Clarity. Commitment.


HCVT is a highly specialized professional services firm providing tax, audit, business management, mergers and acquisitions, and advisory services to private and public companies, business owners, high net worth individuals, and family offices across select industry niches.

At HCVT, we are different. We are a team driven by our values—Integrity at our Core, Building Success Together, a Passion for Excellence, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Our focus and commitment are on the needs of our clients and our team. Clarifying and resolving complex issues for businesses and individuals is what we do. How we do it is what sets us apart from other accounting firms.

As part of the HCVT team, you will be challenged and you will be surrounded by colleagues who will support your desire to learn and grow. Our culture is all about collaboration, teamwork, giving back to our communities, and partner access and accountability. We also believe that there is no one way to progress in your career. We are flexible and embrace diversity. We provide our team members the essential tools to be successful with a continual focus on technical training, as well as other skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of public accounting.

Join HCVT and be a part of a forward-moving organization!

HCVT is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate General Counsel to join our legal team. Reporting directly to the General Counsel / Partner, the Associate General Counsel will play a crucial role in providing legal guidance and support across various areas of our business operations.

An Associate General Counsel in our firm will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide timely and strategic legal advice to senior management and colleagues on a wide range of legal matters, including, but not limited to, contracts, privacy, regulatory compliance, licensing, insurance, risk management, client-related matters, ethics, and employment matters.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various contracts and agreements, including, but not limited to, client engagement agreements, vendor contracts, nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements, data processing addenda, leases, and conflict waivers.
  • Monitor regulatory developments and changes relevant to the firm’s operations, assess their impact, and develop and implement compliance strategies and policies to mitigate legal risks.
  • Handle subpoenas for documents and/or deposition or trial testimony.
  • Develop and deliver training programs and materials to educate colleagues on legal issues, compliance requirements, and best practices designed to promote a culture of risk management, legal awareness, and accountability within the firm.
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and update firm policies and procedures to ensure alignment with legal and regulatory requirements and promote ethical conduct and integrity.
  • Conduct legal risk assessments, provide recommendations to senior management on potential risks and opportunities, and offer proactive solutions to mitigate legal exposure and to enhance business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Navigate legal disputes and litigation matters, including coordinating with external counsel.

To be successful in this role, these are the credentials and skills you will need:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to the California State Bar and in good standing
  • Minimum of 3-6 years of experience practicing law at a mid-sized to large law firm and/or in-house
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, legal research, and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with a careful attention to detail and the ability to effectively collaborate with and influence stakeholders at all levels of the firm
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • A respect for, and understanding of, the importance of confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a transactional attorney, either in-house or at a law firm.
  • Knowledge of CCPA, GDPR, and related data security regulations.
  • Experience representing professional services firms, including familiarity with partnership agreements, engagement agreements, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, risk management issues, public accounting regulatory issues, and/or employment law.
  • Experience handling subpoenas for documents and/or deposition or trial testimony.
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating real estate leases.

You Matter - HCVT provides a variety of benefits and perks that help sustain a healthy and thriving work environment.

  • Visit the Benefits section to learn more

The anticipated salary range for this role is $200,000 to $275,000. This salary range is specific to the state(s) listed and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill set and education; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.


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More Information on HCVT
HCVT operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA. HCVT was founded in 1991. It has 683 total employees. To see all 37 open jobs at HCVT, click here.
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