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Job Description:

Based in the firms Global Headquarters in Austin, TX, this counsel will assist with the day-to-day legal needs for Dimensionals global investments and compliance functions with an emphasis on initiatives relating to proprietary exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Work will include providing advice with respect to federal, state and international securities laws and related compliance matters. This position will report to the Counsel and Vice President that acts as the primary legal liaison for the firms global investments and compliance functions.


  • Support the firms portfolio management and trading groups, which includes analyzing U.S. and international law and requirements under client or counterparty contracts, reviewing brokerage arrangements, drafting trading and derivatives agreements, and assisting risk management and other groups that have responsibility for oversight of the portfolio management and trading functions
  • Support the offering of proprietary ETFs, including support for the firms capital markets function, review of ETF-specific compliance policies and procedures, and coordination with the legal team members that are responsible for fund board meetings and fund registration statement filings
  • Review and analyze policies and procedures in the fund companies 38a-1 compliance program and the advisers 206(4)-7 compliance program
  • Assist compliance, portfolio management, trading and other departments in the interpretation and application of the firms compliance policies and procedures
  • Prepare and, when requested, present materials such as memoranda, agendas, and meeting minutes for internal meetings, committee meetings, or the meetings of the Board of Directors of the firm, its subsidiary companies and/or its fund complexes
  • Work with and oversee the work provided by outside counsel on a variety of legal matters ensuring that standards for service delivery and cost are met


  • 4-8 years of practice (investments, financial services, securities regulatory work, investment adviser and/or mutual fund issues) in a top-tier law firm or in-house mutual fund, investment adviser, or financial intermediary
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of ETFs; portfolio management and trading processes; trading and derivatives agreements; and federal securities law, including the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940
  • Detail oriented, organized and professional
  • JD from a top law school
  • Member of a US state bar
  • Very strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Detail oriented, organized and professional
  • Able to work well in a team environment, but also be a self-starter who is capable of managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during COVID-19, the majority of Dimensionals employees are currently working remotely. Firm leadership evaluates the situation on an ongoing basis as to when employees could return to our corporate offices.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

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