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Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory

Company name

Morgan Stanley

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Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - General
Litigation >> Litigation - White Collar Crime
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Global Financial Crimes: Legal Advisory
The candidate will provide duties include: Provide legal advice and support to business and compliance teams on issues related to AML, sanctions, and anti-corruption laws and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC/HMT regulations, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, etc. Advice on issues related to Know Customer (KYC) obligations, including reviewing complex structures and higher risk customers for AML related-risks Draft and negotiate contractual provisions pertaining to AML, sanctions, and anti-corruption issues across all business lines. Review, advise on, and oversee the execution of transactional due diligence pertaining to AML, sanctions, and anti-corruption concerns. Assist in identifying and reporting suspicious activity. Understand advice on, and assist with implementing the Firm's Global KYC Standards across the Firm. Review, interpret, and advise on relevant laws and industry best practices pertaining to AML. Participate in internal governance committees. Represent the Firm in relevant industry groups and other external forums. Assist, and work with outside counsel as necessary, in representing the Firm before regulatory authorities in matters related to AML legal issues. Assist with responding to U.S. regulatory exams and other inquiries, and internal audits, including overseeing document productions. Provide support for special projects arising from the administration of the GFC program. Develop content for and deliver specialized training to relevant internal audiences concerning AML legal issues. Liaise and coordinate within GFC and with key stakeholders across the Firm, including Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Relations, and Risk, to ensure appropriate execution of the Firm's enterprise-wide financial crimes prevention program.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctor (JD) degree with strong academic credentials. Must have 5-10+ years of relevant experience, preferably at a large/complex financial institution, law firm, or government/regulatory body. Must have detailed understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to AML as well as sanctions and anti-corruption. Must have ability to understand and assess a wide variety of complex commercial transactions. Must be highly-motivated self-starter able to work independently while collaborating and coordinating as part of a global program. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to provide viable solutions in a time-sensitive environment. Must have exceptional written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and effective time management. Must have strong project management skills. Must have sound judgment and an ability to appropriately escalate issues internally. Must have proven ability to handle highly confidential information professionally and with appropriate discretion. Must have outstanding interpersonal skills and team-player attitude. Must have proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Must have certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license - or certification within first 15 months of employment. Must have strong understanding of financial markets and banking transactions. Must have relevant government or regulatory experience (i.e., SEC, DOJ, FINRA).

Additional info

Job Number: 3133802

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Morgan Stanley
1585 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036

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