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Job Ref: 14441

Salary: $110000 – $170000

Our client is looking for a legal Counsel/Governance Officer to join their team. They are located in New York, New York. If you are looking to work for a reputable company, apply today!

Job Summary:
The legal counsel/governance officer reports to the Chief Risk and Compliance officer and shall safeguard the bank’s reputation by guaranteeing that the bank strictly follows all relevant laws and regulations, and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues. The officer shall also have corporate governance responsibilities which shall include convening and servicing governance meetings.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to bank executives on a variety of legal topics such as labor law, banking regulations, corporate finance etc.
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations, and provide advice to the bank
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relationships built on trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights are protected
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
  • Ensure adherence to the legal rules and regulations applicable to the bank, at all times
  • Help in resolving complex issues with stakeholders and vendors
  • keeping up to date with any regulatory or statutory changes and policies that might affect the bank
  • Ensuring that policies are up to date and are approved
  • Convening and servicing governance meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes, conveying decisions, handling meeting correspondence, etc.)
  • Implementing processes to help ensure good corporate governance and compliance with rules & regulations

Job Requirements: 

  • JD
  • At least six-seven years experience of corporate (financial services) as Legal Counsel in a business environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • International experience
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a bank
  • Good knowledge of banking laws and regulations
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Knowledge of the legal procedures and regulations 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong research skills 
  • Good time management and organizational skills 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong work ethic  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of any sensitive information 
  • A team player and having the ability to work collaboratively 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to handle stressful situations 
  • Travel xxxx

Salary Range:
Depending on experience and skill
($110,000 – $170,000)
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