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Litigation - White Collar Crime Attorney in Washington, DC

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - White Collar Crime
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Associate General Counsel
The Counsel will report to the General Counsel for Economic Sanctions & Anti-Bribery in the Compliance & Investigations team of the Corporate Legal Department. Provide legal advice on: economic sanctions, particularly those administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department; anti-bribery issues including the requirements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery (AB) laws; and anti-boycott laws administered by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Treasury. Review, evaluate, and support business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, product and service arrangements, and compliance policies, procedures, controls, and initiatives. Handle U.S. law enforcement and regulatory inquiries and investigations related to matters arising in these areas. Issues will emanate from around the world and will require close coordination with the involved business, the relevant regional compliance professionals, and local country counsel. Interact with these individuals as well as the rest of the Compliance & Investigations Legal team to ensure that company’s policies, procedures, and controls are applied effectively and consistently across company businesses and geographies, while complying with applicable legal requirements. Be able to analyze financial records; apply relevant economic sanctions, AB and anti-boycott laws and regulations to the specific inquiry or matter; draft necessary memoranda, summaries or other written guidance; and communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must hold a Law degree with 7-10 years prior economic sanctions legal experience, with firm knowledge of the economic sanctions programs administered and enforced by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. AB and/or anti-boycott-related experience required. Work experience with international financial services firm or regulatory organization a plus, particularly with regard to the capital markets sector and securities-related businesses. Must have specific experience dealing with economic sanctions matters as well as the government agencies that administer and enforce them. Previous economic sanctions, AB and anti-boycott experience in the financial services industry is highly desirable; previous economic sanctions and AB and/or anti-boycott-related government experience is a plus. Be comfortable dealing with senior business managers, attorneys, and compliance professionals. Must be capable of independently researching and analyzing economic sanctions, AB and anti-boycott legal issues and providing clear guidance to the involved businesses and compliance professionals. Be a highly-motivated self-starter who will thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced working environment. Solid judgment is an absolute requisite. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills are critical, as the individual in this position will have regular contact with senior business managers, attorneys, and compliance professionals. Be comfortable working in a collaborative, fast-paced corporate setting.

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