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Company: Principal Financial Group
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Provide legal advice and recommendations to business clients and to executives regarding matters of complexity which have or may have significant risk to business activities and operations to ensure that company affairs are conducted within the framework of the law and consistent with sound business practices and ethics.

This Counsel position provides legal services to a number of internal clients on a variety of matters in support of our global asset management business.

The position involves working as part of a team to advise on legal and regulatory matters applicable to investment adviser operations, distribution of investment advisory services and products and related agreements, investment transactions and related matters, all in collaboration with colleagues globally.


  • Requires JD with minimum of 5 years' experience at a law firm and/or financial services firm involving corporate and transactional matters.
  • Must be admitted to practice in the state employed within twelve months of hire.
  • Requires knowledge of the relevant area of law and its application.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently on a self-motivated basis.
  • Requires superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge of the law to make sound judgments, communicate, and interact with others in a professional manner.
  • Informal leadership experience is preferred.
  • Some travel may be required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with laws and regulations applicable to investment management, including US and international regulations regarding investment advisers and investment funds.

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Principal Financial Group, Des Moines , Counsel, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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