Counsel, Regulatory - Any FINRA Location
The role is responsible for rendering legal advice and support in connection with the complete life cycle of the adoption of new regulatory initiatives, and serve as subject matter resource in one or more areas of legal expertise. Essential Job Functions: Provide interpretative advice to the Board of Governors and FINRA advisory committees with respect to regulatory initiatives and rule changes under consideration by the Board. Assist in briefing and providing communication on complex and sensitive regulatory initiatives to senior executives of FINRA. Must be able to provide such analysis under urgent deadlines. Serve as legal resource within FINRA in one or more subject areas and provide advice on questions in these subject areas. Prepare Board materials that contain analyses and discussions of competing policy or political considerations necessary for the informed judgment of the issues by the Board. Together with senior-level attorneys, draft new rule proposals; gather and incorporate views of industry participants, other regulators, and senior staff; and prepare rule filings to the SEC. Prepare Regulatory Notices, rule guidance and other correspondence with member firms and their outside counsel. Conduct legal and other research into matters of regulatory policy as necessary to (1) develop rule proposals and to respond to internal and external comments, and (2) respond to interpretive and exemptive requests. Together with senior-level OGC attorneys, identify and present solutions and proposals for changes to existing rules, including the elimination or reduction of unnecessary regulation and the adoption of new rules. Work closely with the Office of the Chief Economist in conducting economic impact assessments of rulemakings. May serve as liaison to FINRA advisory committees as assigned. Keep abreast of and analyze SEC, industry and other self-regulatory organization initiatives, and develop and maintain strong working relationships with SEC staff and other regulators. Represent FINRA before industry groups and speak at, or assist in the preparation of materials for, conferences and committee meetings. Other Responsibilities Participate in ad hoc special projects and initiatives as requested. Provide status reports of assigned matters or projects. Develop communications as needed for Chief Legal Officer and other senior management. Provide and implement suggestions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of office procedures. Other level-appropriate duties, as assigned. Education/Experience Requirements: Law degree from an accredited law school, admission to a bar, and a minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant legal experience. Strong working knowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines governing the securities industry. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills. Work Conditions: Work is normally performed in an office environment. Occasional travel and extended hours may be required. Compensation Range for Colorado locations Annual Salary: $84,300.00 - $151,900.00 To be considered for this position, please submit an application. The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required. Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly. FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. 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