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Financial Crime Legal Counsel - Vice President

Job at Morgan Stanley in Greater London, WC2N

Financial Crime Legal Counsel - Vice President Job Number: 3193160Posting Date: Nov 20, 2021Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-United Kingdom-United Kingdom-LondonEducation Level: Refer to Position DescriptionJob: OtherEmployment Type: Full TimeJob Level: Vice President DescriptionCompany Profile Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture. Department Profile Global Financial Crimes (GFC) coordinates day-to-day implementation of the Firm's enterprise-wide financial crime prevention efforts. GFC includes both legal and compliance disciplines and has responsibility for governance, oversight and execution of the Firm's Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Tax Evasion, and Government and Political Activities Compliance programs. GFC also develops and/or assists in the development of appropriate policies and procedures, including those designed to assist the business units to know their clients and conduct appropriate due diligence and to prevent, detect and report potentially suspicious activity. GFC has dedicated coverage managers and teams of analysts who advise and counsel each business unit regarding its GFC obligations and its particular clients and transactions. GFC Legal provides legal advice and counsel, as well as financial crimes-specific subject matter expertise and guidance, to all business units and works closely with GFC senior management in support of the enterprise-wide program. Primary Responsibilities The Financial Crimes Counsel will be part of a global team of in-house lawyers collectively responsible for coverage of legal and regulatory matters pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption issues for all business units. Specific job responsibilities include: - Provide legal advice and support to business and compliance teams on issues related to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption laws and regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) / HM Treasury / United Nations Security Council / Council of the European Union, as well as anti-boycott regulations, export controls, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, etc. - Draft and negotiate contractual provisions pertaining to pertaining sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption across all business lines - Review and advise on transactional due diligence pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption - Understand, advise on, and assist with implementing the Firm?s Global KYC Standards across the Firm - Review, interpret, and advise on relevant laws and industry best practices pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption - Assist, and work with outside counsel as necessary, in representing the Firm before regulatory authorities in matters related to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption legal issues - Assist with responding to EMEA regulatory exams and other inquiries, and internal audits, including overseeing document productions - Provide support for special projects arising from the administration of the GFC program - Develop content for and deliver specialized training to relevant internal audiences concerning sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption legal issues - Liaise and coordinate within GFC and with key stakeholders across the Firm, including Legal, Compliance, Global Regulatory Relations, and Risk, to ensure appropriate execution of the Firm?s enterprise-wide financial crimes prevention program QualificationsSkills required - Juris Doctor (JD) degree with strong academic credentials - Relevant experience, preferably at a large/complex financial institution, law firm, or government/regulatory body - Detailed understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to sanctions, AML and anti-corruption (although, candidates with particularly strong expertise/experience in only one area will be considered) - Ability to understand and assess a wide variety of complex commercial transactions - Highly-motivated self-starter able to work independently while collaborating and coordinating as part of a global program - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to provide viable solutions in a time-sensitive environment - Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and effective time management - Strong project management skills - Sound judgment and an ability to appropriately escalate issues internally - Proven ability to handle highly confidential information professionally and with appropriate discretion - Outstanding interpersonal skills and team-player attitude - Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Skills Desired: - Strong understanding of financial markets and banking transactions - Relevant government or regulatory experience - Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license - or certification within first 15 months of employment. Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents. Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

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