The employment landscape for in-house legal and compliance personnel – including GCs, CCOs and junior staff – has fluctuated quite dramatically recently. Fund managers first sought to bolster their staffs and compensation in preparation for regulatory and investor scrutiny but have since been forced to make difficult cuts due to the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the pandemic has required legal personnel to wade further into employment-related matters at their firms. To explore those and other topics, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the Private Equity Law Report (PELR) and its sister product, the Hedge Fund Law Report (HFLR), will cohost a complimentary webinar entitled “Legal and Compliance Employment Trends in 2020: Staffing, Recruitment, Compensation and Diversity.” The webinar will be moderated by William V. de Cordova, Editor-in-Chief of the HFLR and the PELR, and will feature David Claypoole, president and founder of Claypoole Executive Search; Jennifer J. Pearson, head of human resources and employment counsel at Deerfield Management; and Julie Siegel, executive managing director, chief administrative officer and deputy chief legal officer at Sculptor Capital. To register for the webinar, click here
. To preview those employment issues and in honor of Labor Day in the United States, this issue of the Private Equity Law Report highlights five employment articles from its historical archives that provide guidance of particular relevance to fund managers. Next week (the week starting September 14, 2020), the Private Equity Law Report will resume its normal weekly publication.