Regulatory Relations Legal Specialist

Full Time

Madison-Davis Client


This role will either be a Level 2 or 3 legal position in the Regulatory Relations function of Compliance.
• At Level 2, the position is a lead role regarding all facets of Regulatory Relations-related responsibilities and tasks as described herein and acting as the point person and trusted advisor with respect to all Regulatory Relations related items and inquiries
• At Level 3, the position is a specialist role regarding all facets of Regulatory Relations-related responsibilities and tasks as described herein.
• At either level, the position requires an ability (i) to counsel business lines with respect to regulatory requirements; (ii) to collaborate with business lines and personnel with respect to document submissions and processes; (iii) to draft critical regulatory submissions (requires superior writing skills and the ability to own and manage end-to-end submission content and process)

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide oversight and management of the interface with: (i) the FRBNY Supervisory teams regarding all ongoing supervisory activities; (ii) the Fed Board Regulation HH team re: Regulation HH ANPC requirements and Regulation Y filings; and (iii) the Oversight Committee, including:
– supervisory-related examination and monitoring activity; responses/progress updates relating to findings letters; remedial actions, including tracking to closure; and reporting to internal governance committee and the Board on remedial activities
– “materiality” determinations; ANPC filings and related submissions; and Regulation Y filings
– regulatory engagement, including with the Federal Reserve PMI Policy team / Oversight Committee, as needed
– overall regulatory framework, including education/training as to status, relevance and impact
• Provide guidance and advice related to Regulatory Relations, enhance (as needed) policies/procedures, support growth program through Regulation HH ANPC and Regulation Y activities and embedded participation in project working groups and support strategy by engaging effectively in the supervisory regulatory environment
• Support the CCO and Head of Regulatory Relations in developing and preparing document submissions to internal constituencies, such as Board/Committees and internal committees

• Develop and maintain relationships with business lines in order to provide oversight and manage various types of deliverables involving input from a number of stakeholders
• Serve as a Regulatory Relations resource and coordinate and oversight related regulatory activities and engagement
• Manage and oversee supervisory activity; be proactive and trouble-shoot as needed
• Act as point person and/or trusted advisor on items/topics within the Regulatory Relations remit
• Participate effectively in internal governance/ working groups for projects and initiatives, including active facilitation of the shaping/ drafting of required regulatory filings and articulating regulatory requirements
• Interface proactively and effectively with the FRBNY supervisory teams and Fed Board staff for ANPC and Regulation Y-related matters and Federal Reserve PMI Policy Team / Oversight Committee
• Be innovative, prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines

• Collaborate across the company to maintain and enhance supervisory interface
• Strategize, influence and advise business lines with respect to Regulatory Relations remit
• Support and serve as a resource for strategic initiatives
• Foster a culture of Compliance; manifest and support the Compliance Brand
• Mentorship of the L3s

Experience / essential and desired for successful job performance
Level 2:
• Juris Doctor from recognized US Law School
• 8-10 years of experience in a law firm and/or in compliance/legal functions of a regulated financial services industry
Level 3:
• Juris Doctor from recognized US Law School
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a law firm and/or in compliance/legal functions of a regulated financial services industry

Qualifications / certifications
• Juris Doctor from recognized US Law School.

Knowledge, skills and abilities / competencies required for successful job performance
• Well-developed, excellent legal-writing, research and analytical skills
• Organized self-starter with superior communication skills, with an ability to multi-task with a ‘can-do’ attitude and minimal supervision
• Experience in and/or ability to work effectively with staff representing all disciplines within a company (e.g., Business Development, Operations, IT, Risk Management and Legal)
• Experience directly engaging with and interacting/managing inquiries/examinations by regulators and auditors
• Well-developed professional presentation skills; proficiency in standard PC programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization
• Ability to work constructively and flexibly in a small team environment, and to assist at the direction of management in variety of projects
• Accurate, acute attention to detail and ability to deal with high volume of information and high execution mode of environment
• Ability to work independently on routine matters; however, is expected to seek guidance from compliance management and accept supervision on all matters
• Ability to deal tactfully with a wide variety of stakeholders, situations and ideas and present advisory, persuasive and authoritative recommendations
• Professionalism, discretion, ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills

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