AML Director – Elite US Law Firm – Fantastic Salary + Excellent Benefits

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  • Salary : Highly Competitive + Benefits

Leading US law firm is looking to hire a new AML Director to be based in their London office to manage and oversee all AML processes for the firm, as well as the global AML team.


This is a very rare AML Director opportunity where you will be able to work remotely or in the office as and when you see fit, this firm works on a ‘office hotel’ system for when you want/need to be in the office.  This firm is hugely focusing on building on their current AML offering and this is a newly created role, this new AML Director will report in to the Global COO who is based in the States with this hire’s line reports being based in London.


AML Director Responsibilities:


  • Serve as the Firm’s internal AML subject matter expert.
  • Execute the Firm’s AML policy controls, and serve as the lead of the centralized hub for global AML operations.
  • Oversee the daily operations and efficiency of AML processes, outputs, reports, and escalations. Reassign staff to priority workflows where required.
  • Coordinate with and advise local Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLROs) regarding escalated AML issues, high-risk clients, local regulatory requirements, and reporting.
  • Assist MLROs with local regulatory examinations and audits.
  • Conduct quality control oversight of AML processes and outcomes.
  • Advise the CCO regarding AML risks, material changes to the Firm’s risk profile, and staffing and technology requirements.
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments and action any identified risk areas for mitigation.
  • Lead required AML training for Firm personnel, and maintain training records.
  • Oversee the execution of AML program testing.
  • Brief the CCO on trends regarding client due diligence, transaction monitoring, and suspicious activity reporting and make recommendations to remediate any known AML program deficiencies (including efficiency, quality of work, or indicators of effectiveness).
  • Work collaboratively with all Firm departments and Firm management on all AML issues.


AML Director Requirements:


  • Extensive knowledge of AML / Compliance
  • At least two years working within a law firm
  • Management experience of a Compliance/AML team