Compliance Lawyer

Expiring today

City of London
Market related
14 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
Jack Waldron
Job Title
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time
Leading US law firm is looking to hire a new Compliance lawyer to work with the Senior Compliance Counsel and the wider Compliance team.

Very generous salary
Hybrid pattern 3 days in the office / 2 days working remotely

Presently the firm’s London Compliance department is a small team of lawyers and analysts who advise on a broad range of compliance and regulatory issues relevant to legal practice. The London Office Managing Partners also take a keen interest in compliance issues resulting in a strong compliance culture across the office. The New York Conflicts Team and the firm’s General Counsel further support the compliance function.

Compliance Lawyer Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Advise the London partners and attorneys on conflicts of interest and confidentiality issues under SRA and US rulesDraft, update and review risk and compliance policies and procedures as requestedReview and negotiate client and third party terms, respond to information requests, questionnaires and engagement letter queries, working closely with teams in New York and other offices as appropriateClear conflicts for incoming lateral hires, setting up screens and arranging client consents as required, working with the New York Conflicts TeamWork with HR in relation to secondments, including negotiating secondment agreements and ensuring compliance with the firm’s Secondment Policy, and clearing conflicts on their return;Advise the London partners and attorneys on client on-boarding and related firm policies, including POCA reporting, sanctions and client account queries, working closely with the MLRORespond to a variety of compliance related queries relating to insider lists, reliance agreements, NDAs, contractual arrangements with clients and third parties, practising rights issues, and compliance with the SRA Codes of ConductWork with HR on the annual professional indemnity renewal process, and updates to mySRAProactively share knowledge in weekly team meetings;Assist with developing and delivering risk and compliance training to new joiners and general awareness raising amongst partners and employees;Involvement in and management of other ad hoc risk and compliance projects;Holiday cover for other members of the team; andHorizon scan for incoming legislation, regulation and guidance which could impact the firm
Compliance Lawyer Requirements / Skills required:

    Qualified lawyer 1-4 PQE minimumExperience of working at a large City / International firm either within an in-house compliance team or as a fee earner with regulatory experience looking to move in-house;Comfortable advising on a wide range of conflict issues under SRA and US rules;Experience negotiating client and third party terms and liaising with relevant stakeholders;Knowledge of the SRA Standards and Regulations;Experience advising on data protection issues as they impact law firms;Experience advising partners (and submitting SARs) on POCA, the Money Laundering Regulations and sanctions issues;Knowledge of the Bribery Act, Market Abuse regulations and Criminal Finances Act;Experience reviewing and implementing EU Directives including Whistleblowing, CSRD, and Money Laundering

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