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Financial Crime And Sanctions In House Lawyer

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

3-7 yrs required

Washington, DC, United States


Posted on
May 17, 2024

Valid Through
Jun 16, 2024


A law firm is seeking a Financial Crime And Sanctions House Lawyer for their Washington, DC, location.

Job Overview:

The Financial Crime And Sanctions In-House Lawyer will assist in managing the Business-As-Usual (BAU) team focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance. They will work closely with senior management to meet the firm's global AML compliance objectives and provide legal expertise on financial crime and sanctions.


  • Liaise with existing BAU Managers, Senior Analysts, and team management to allocate resources effectively and ensure smooth operations.
  • Assist with the day-to-day management of BAU team members focused on AML and sanctions compliance.
  • Support the Head of Financial Crime & Sanctions and UK MLCO/MLRO in implementing process enhancements for AML compliance.
  • Analyze and resolve legal and regulatory issues related to financial crime and sanctions, including client ID, reputational issues, and sanctions queries.
  • Serve as a senior contact point for local MLROs globally regarding BAU team processes.
  • Monitor changes in professional rules, regulations, and laws affecting financial crime and sanctions globally.
  • Help develop internal databases and evaluate external databases for AML compliance.
  • Manage major financial crime and sanctions projects.
  • Assist in designing and delivering training for the BAU team and fee earners.
  • Support recruitment processes for BAU team vacancies.
  • Represent the BAU in financial crime and sanctions matters at cross-departmental and external meetings.
  • Assist with regulatory audit requests and compliance audits related to AML.
  • Assist with ongoing client and counterparty screening using Accuity software.
  • Provide regular reports on team workload to management.
  • Be flexible in undertaking additional responsibilities as required.


  • Strong academic background with a JD required.
  • Preferably admitted in NY, DC, or CA.
  • Senior-level experience in international BAU teams for AML and sanctions compliance.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of BAU systems and processes for AML and sanctions compliance.
  • Excellent task management and organizational skills, capable of managing multiple tasks under time pressure.
  • Strong communicator who can motivate and effectively communicate with team members, fee earners, and support staff.

Company info

BCG Attorney Search
1629 K ST NW, Suite 300
District of Columbia
United States 20006
Phone : (202) 955-5585
Fax : (213) 895-7306

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