Attorney - Investment Banking

Business and Financial Operations

New York, NY

Cowen’s Investment Banking department is seeking a lawyer to join its Legal Team.  The successful candidate will play a vital role providing legal oversight and advice to the firm as it negotiates and executes capital markets and advisory assignments.  The candidate will work directly with the General Counsel of Investment Banking and other members of the IB Legal department,  and will interact with all levels of professionals within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting and reviewing transaction-related documentation, including underwriting agreements, engagement letters, non-disclosure agreements and fairness opinions
  • Providing legal advice to investment banking and capital markets professionals relating to the Securities Act, Exchange Act, FINRA Rules, Delaware law and due diligence issues
  • Coordinating with Compliance to ensure policies and procedures reflect best practices
  • Managing outside counsel relationships
  • Assist in transactions where Cowen is the issuer


  • JD degree from a leading university and licensed to practice law in New York
  • Minimum of three years of law firm experience, primarily focused on corporate finance and/or M&A
  • High levels of ethics, integrity and judgment
  • Ability to comfortably interact with senior professionals and clients in a professional setting
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and interest in investment banking
  • Comfortable in and committed to a teamwork environment
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills


As part of its hiring process, Cowen verifies identity and eligibility to work in the United States as required by law.  At this time, Cowen Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for an employment visa for this position.