Risk & Compliance Attorney

Major, Lindsey & Africa
Washington, DC
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.Major, Lindsey & Africa's Interim Legal Talent group has an immediate need for a Remote Risk and Compliance Attorney.RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Advise the partnership on business acceptance issues relating to conflicts of interest, confidential information, reputational risk and sanctions issues globally, to assess the business suitability of potential new matters and new clients; Undertake due diligence and reputational risk assessment of new clients and matters; Assist the partnership with solutions to resolve conflicts, confidentiality, reputational and commercial risk, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and sanctions issues including assistance with drafting waivers and maintaining information barriers; Answer questions from partners, associates and staff at all levels across the firm regarding US law, regulations and firm policies pertaining to conflicts of interest, ethics and regulatory compliance; Review and advise on client engagement letters and outside counsel guidelines, particularly with respect to conflicts of interest and US applicable law and regulation; Advise the partnership on ad hoc queries relating to ethics and regulatory compliance including audit letters, securities dealing, anti-bribery regulations, outside appointments, qualification and practice of law, attorney advertising, fee-sharing and other fee arrangements; Assist in review of incoming lateral hires for potential conflicts of interest; Remain current on the type of work that the firm undertakes across all sectors and join a sector team in at least two sectors building strong and trusted relationships with Sector Group Leaders; and Understand the regulatory frameworks the firm operates in globally, particularly developments in New York, DC and the US nationally, and the Firm's client base; Develop and maintain close working relationship with all members of the Legal Department to ensure operation in a consistent and global manner, among other responsibilities; QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: Must hold a law degree and be admitted to practice law in the US; At least 4 years' experience working as a qualified lawyer within a leading international law firm; Experience working as a lawyer in the compliance, conflicts, risk management or business acceptance department of a large or international law firm or similar background in risk management or professional responsibility/attorney ethics; Experience working in a large international team based across a number of locations; and Strong analytical skills and ability to grasp relevant issues quickly and to understand complex conflicts and regulatory issues, within a commercial context.Job Requirements:(See Job Description)

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