Counsel / Senior Counsel

Full Time

Global Commercial Banking Client

Office Status: Hybrid (3 days per week in office)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regulatory advice an analysis to management and business lines on the permissibility and appropriateness under U.S. banking laws and other regulations of proposed activities, transactions and investments.
  • Provide advice and support to Compliance Department (including Corporate Compliance, AML, OFAC and KYC) and other departments and teams on application of laws and regulations.
  • Work closely with business lines to ensure the timely identification and mitigation of business, legal and regulatory risks.
  • Stay up-to-date on U.S. and international laws and regulations that are relevant for the existing and new products offered by the branch, and provide guidance to various teams to help them understand the regulatory requirements and standards expected by the regulators.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly regulatory updates to management, front office and other staff; present key regulatory updates and developments in compliance committee meetings.
  • Update the Branch’s legal inventory.
  • Brief Head Office Legal department on developments in U.S. laws and regulations as well as other significant U.S. legal matters (including litigation), as appropriate.
  • Assign, monitor and provide guidance to outside counsel handling regulatory or other related matters.
  • Draft and advise on policies, processes, systems, and internal controls necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Actively participate in other daily work/tasks of the legal team as needed
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