Assistant General Counsel (AML) – Prestigious US Law Firm – Hybrid Working

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  • Salary : Up to £165,000

A prestigious US law firm is looking to hire a new Assistant General Counsel within the AML and New Business Intake team on a permanent basis to assist in managing the firm’s global risk and compliance strategy, policies and procedures.  The role offers agile working, 3 days in the office, 2 from home and a salary of up to £165,000 on offer plus excellent benefits.


Responsibilities will include reviewing and updating AML and sanctions policies, controls and procedures, and AML and sanctions risk assessments, supervising AML client due diligence and compliance with internal sanctions procedures, working with the global AML team and the new business intake team to develop new systems to maintain and update AML and sanctions records, responding to questionnaires and managing audits, working with the firm’s General Counsel and other members of the firm’s New Matter Committee to coordinate AML and sanctions clearance with other KYC processes, working with other areas within the firm (including Records and Knowledge Management) to help streamline existing KYC processes, integrate them with AML and sanctions processes, and maintain and develop effective recordkeeping systems.


The successful Assistant General Counsel needs to be a UK qualified Lawyer or a licensed to practice as an Attorney in a US Jurisdiction, with strong AML and sanctions experience, in addition to excellent communication and organisation skills.  A salary of up to £165,000 is on offer plus excellent benefits.