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Director Enforcement

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7 yrs required

Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted on
Sep 18, 2020

Valid Through
Jan 01, 2021

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Director, Enforcement

Duties: Provide oversight, direction and active management to Enforcement attorneys to achieve timely and foreseeable high-quality Enforcement outcomes. This includes working closely with attorneys to assess how the record supports each charge in a matter, and whether the basis for each charge is foreseeable and clear based on existing rules, case law and guidance. Monitor case progress and continually assess whether additional staffing or other resources are needed to forward cases in a more timely manner, with an emphasis on rapid resolution of high-risk and other high-priority matters. Actively manage and support the attorneys’ working relationships and teamwork with Enforcement investigators and with other FINRA departments, including Member Regulation, Market Regulation, Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, Office of General Counsel and Office of Disciplinary Affairs. Work closely with peers within and outside of Enforcement to achieve effective information-sharing and a strategic partnership in developing a factual record supported by a well-reasoned legal framework. Work closely with other managers to prioritize assignments and resolve conflicts on staff members’ dockets. Actively manage teams handling matters throughout the lifecycle of the matter, including providing updates as needed to Enforcement senior management and business partners throughout FINRA. Provide guidance to attorneys regarding proposed Enforcement outcomes and other regulatory responses to achieve consistent decision-making based on risk. Work with Chief Counsel to achieve foreseeable charges and sanctions in Enforcement matters under management, including adherence to FINRA’s priorities and principles. Work with Chief Counsel and attorneys to achieve transparency in Enforcement outcomes and documents, such as settlement agreements and Complaints. Oversee staff members in litigated matters, including managing discovery, trial preparation and trial performance; provide guidance on litigation strategy and participate in trials as needed. Ensure written work product is high-quality, professional and persuasive. Identify and escalate potential issues of legal interpretation, policy and risk in Enforcement matters on the team’s docket. Effectively and frequently communicate with Enforcement senior management about potential issues and questions. Identify and escalate matters involving complex and novel legal theories in order to coordinate as needed, including monitoring developments and advising on risks and outcomes. Identify opportunities to enhance effectiveness through cross-staffing and specialized assignments, and solicit and provide feedback to staff based on observations from other managers. Continuously provide performance feedback to direct reports. Provide performance feedback to other managers regarding their staff’s work and collaboration. Review dockets and reports, and meet regularly with staff to monitor quality and timeliness of case progression.

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Ref. R-001091. Send a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.

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9509 Key West Avenue Decoverly Building
United States 20850
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