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Financial Crimes Legal Counsel Managing Director

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc

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Date Last Verified

May 16,2019

Valid Through

Aug 29,2019

Posted on

Jan 20,2019

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - White Collar Crime
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Financial Crimes Legal Counsel, Managing Director
Responsibilities: Act as the Legal Department’s representative to and on the GFCD Executive Leadership team to maintain deep and broad view of the financial crimes compliance function and help proactively spot and address legal risks and identify gaps and inconsistencies across GFCD activities and issues. Liaise between GFCD and broader Legal Department and external counsel: Identify and connect appropriate Legal and GFCD resources as needed; work to enlist Legal support in the regions where possible and appropriate. Participate in certain Legal/GFCD projects not directly related to financial crimes advisory such as the Global Case Management initiative, the master services agreement development/redux, etc. Identify and manage external counsel relationships and support on specific projects for GFCD personnel. Provide strategic business and legal counsel to the Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, the Regional Heads and the various functional and subject matter Global Heads on the development, implementation and enforcement of the GFCD program, policies and procedures. As Subject Matter Expert (SME), provide strategic and Business As Usual (BAU) legal counsel and risk analysis on the scope and application of U.S. financial crimes laws and regulations, covering economic and trade sanctions, export controls, BSA/AML, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption. Provide strategic counsel on the interplay and scope of various non-U.S. financial crimes laws, leveraging local counsel as appropriate. Partner with ALD litigation and investigations attorneys on financial crimes-related internal investigations, subpoena responses and related communications with state and federal regulators and enforcement agencies, leveraging external counsel where needed. Working with the GFCD and the Regulatory Affairs Office, liaise with state and federal bank regulators (including the Federal Reserve and the OCC) on financial crimes-related issues and communications, including the remediation of financial crimes-related MRAs/MRIAs. Work with RAO and GFCD personnel to develop related reporting materials to regulators. Provide deal-specific counsel on the scope of financial crimes-related due diligence efforts, financial crimes risks and on the adequacy of financial crimes-related contractual provisions. Design and implement enhancements to current GFCD support model both domestically and internationally. Oversee and manage this team of legal professionals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. JD Degree and an admitted member of the New York State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in New York. 10+ years’ related work experience acting in the capacity as either in-house counsel with a major financial institution or at a leading law firm advising global financial institutions on economic and trade sanctions, and financial crimes regulations, administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, FinCEN, and the New York State Department of Financial Services Experience advising on matters relating to the Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Experience advising compliance programs, including on the development of compliance policies and procedures. Experience translating legal advice into practical and effective advice to Bank officers and senior management. Excellent skills in issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving. Excellent skills in written and verbal communication, and strong ability to negotiate and cooperate with globally diverse stakeholders.

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Ref. -10025625-WD

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Hiring Coordinator
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY 1104

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