- New York, NY, USA
- Permanent, Full time
- Credit Suisse -
- 15 Nov 18
Global Sanctions Compliance Counsel # 119267
The primary responsibility of this role is to advise on and manage legal and compliance risk associated with economic sanctions laws by providing advice on transactions, managing regulatory inquiries, and collaborating closely with front office personnel and various control functions to develop appropriate policies and procedures to minimize risk.
- Serve as primary deputy to the Global Head of Sanctions via oversight of Credit Suisse's enterprise-wide sanctions compliance function, including the design and maintenance of operational controls to identify and detect sanctions risk, and the provision of legal and compliance advice on transactions posing heightened degrees of complexity.
- Provide legal advice and counsel across a wide-spectrum of transactions and strategic investments, including investment banking and private banking relationships, such as analyzing deal structures and due diligence findings to assess legal, compliance, and reputational risks, proposing compliance measures to mitigate any such risks, drafting and reviewing disclosure language, and reviewing activities of existing and prospective joint ventures.
- Maintain in-house expertise in applicable laws and communicate impact of developments in such laws to governance boards, transactional review committees, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
- Collaborate on the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the sanctions compliance program, policies, and procedures.
- Provide training to front office, legal, and other control functions.
- Manage and liaise with outside counsel in responding to litigation and other regulatory inquiries relating to economic sanctions compliance.
- Support special projects (long- and short-term) related to internal investigations and/or compliance programmatic initiatives.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders across the Bank, as well as outside counsel.
Credit Suisse maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Credit Suisse United States Employment Handbook.
- JD, admitted to practice, 4-8 years of relevant experience in a law firm, legal department of a financial services institution or other multinational corporation, and/or government enforcement authority or regulator.
- Substantive expertise in economic sanctions laws administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") and similar international laws.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Experience providing advice to clients regarding international laws and treaties.
- Ability to understand business issues and develop solutions that meet regulatory requirements while minimizing impact to normal business processes.
- Ability to interact with members of senior management.
- Preference for candidates with a basic proficiency in anti-corruption laws (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and UK Bribery Act).