March 16, 2023
The SEC Hiring Spree Continues!
Last week, John noted my comments on what appears to be a hiring spree in the Corp Fin, with Corp Fin’s Office of Chief Counsel seeking candidates for a general position and one with a focus on compensation and benefits. It looks like the Corp Fin hiring spree is continuing in full force, with Corp Fin now seeking candidates for the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions and the Office of International Corporate Finance.
The posting for the position in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions notes that the Division is seeking someone with three years of post-JD experience with at least two years of dealing with securities matters and M&A, while the posting for the position in Office of International Corporate Finance notes that the Division is also seeking someone with three years of post-JD experience, with at least two years of dealing with securities matters, particularly those involving foreign private issuers and global capital markets.
As I noted for the Office of Chief Counsel positions, these are great opportunities for someone who is a few years into a career in private practice or in-house and would like to expand their horizons while enhancing their credentials. Working in these offices (I still call them “Support” offices but no doubt the nomenclature has changed in the past 15 years) gives you access to so many great opportunities to work on interesting matters, as well as the chance to work with some great colleagues. It is not that often that we see these position posted externally, so it is rare opportunity for which you will need to act fast – the postings close on March 23!
– Dave Lynn