Vice President and Chief Legal Officer - PGIM in Newark, New Jersey | DiversityInc Careers

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer - PGIM

About the position

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of U.S. Businesses, the Chief Legal Officer of PGIM leads a high performing team of more 120 associates (including more than 80 attorneys) located in offices around the world, including locations in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Luxemburg, Japan and Singapore. Working closely with PGIM’s senior management, s/he will be a key member of the PGIM’s leadership team. As such, we are looking for both a dynamic people leader, an experienced business partner and a lawyer with strong familiarity with the asset management business. Furthermore, this role has significant growth potential.  We are hiring not just for this immediate position, but focusing on potential future leaders for the Prudential Law Department. The Chief Legal Officer of PGIM is also a leader within Prudential’s Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs (LCBE) organization. S/he will actively participate in a wide range of Law and LCBE leadership meetings and will have the opportunity to provide meaningful input on the development and implementation of broader Law department strategy and priorities.    We are seeking an outstanding legal executive with substantial asset management industry experience, exceptional leadership and communication skills, a high energy level and commitment to success, and strong project management skills. The ideal candidate will have at least fifteen year's of global asset management industry experience.      Qualifications Skills & Abilities
  • Senior executive presence and excellent business partnership skills. It is expected that this individual will actively participate in business strategic discussions beyond just being a legal advisor.
  • A dynamic people leader, one who is committed to recruiting talent, motivating the team, through coaching and providing a vision, and constantly improving and developing the company’s legal talent base.
  • Ability to lead a large, geographically disbursed team, with staff around the world, including offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia. As a manager of managers, the ability to effectively delegate and supervise a high volume of complex matters.
  • Ability to build consensus and achieve desired goals in a complex environment. This individual will help drive PGIM and LCBE priorities, with numerous initiatives that cross functional and business lines. S/he will need to be able to collaborate well with other areas, and communicate with and influence others effectively
  • Impeccable integrity and a strong ethical center, with the ability to identify and manage conflicts of interest.   
Experience & Education
  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school required.
  • Eligible to practice law as a member of the bar or Registered House Counsel in New Jersey.
  • A minimum of 15 years of legal experience from an in-house or law firm setting.
  • Experience managing large teams.
  • Deep understanding of asset management business and its regulatory framework.
In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: Setting Strategy
  • The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision, not only for PGIM Law, but also the broader Law and LCBE organizations.
  • The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.
  • The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.
Executing for Results
  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • An individual who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes intelligent risks and is solutions based.
  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.
Leading Teams
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of his/her own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.
Relationships and Influence
  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive.
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond his/her own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization as a whole.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential 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, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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