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Compliance Attorney

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 Full-Time


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is seeking a lawyer to join the US Compliance Team, based in Houston, Texas.  The US Compliance Team consists, at present, of twelve people and the Head of Compliance US, and is also a member of the Global Norton Rose Fulbright Compliance Team, interacting with colleagues in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK, Hong Kong and the Middle East.  This position may require travel to other US offices or to international offices and a commitment to work outside of regular business hours.

The role will report to the Senior Compliance Attorney and Head of Compliance US and will liaise with Compliance Attorneys, Compliance Analysts, Conflicts Analysts, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP partners, and other personnel.  Although not an exhaustive list, the role will include the following:

  • Advising partners, attorneys and the Compliance Team regarding the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interests, including the relevant legal and ethical considerations
  • Monitoring the resolution of conflicts issues and the development of compliance obligations world-wide, including issues related to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Practice Standards addressing stock and share dealings, external appointments, prohibitions on bribery, corruption and discrimination, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering requirements, and (to some extent) cyber security considerations
  • Liaising with and assisting the Compliance Teams at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
  • Assisting with and monitoring record-keeping issues in conjunction with the Head of Compliance US
  • Assisting the Head of Compliance US with preparing and presenting compliance presentations and training
  • Maintaining databases of directorships and trusteeships, client relationship letters and arbitral appointments in conjunction with others
  • Maintaining the insider-dealing database in conjunction with others
  • Producing risk reports for senior management in conjunction with others
  • Assisting the Compliance Team with the collection and review of documentation provided by potential clients in order to ensure compliance with the UK Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and other anti-money laundering regulations

Skills and Experience Required

  • Licensed to practice law in one or more States in which Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has an office (particularly Texas, New York, California, and the District of Columbia).  Qualification to practice law in England, Wales, or the United Kingdom or in Canada or Australia would also be beneficial.
  • 0-4 years’ experience working as an attorney or in the regulatory area in a similar international legal practice
  • A thorough acquaintance with and working knowledge of US conflicts rules
  • Highly intelligent with excellent commercial judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with experience operating in a multi-cultural environment
  • Sufficient maturity and judgment to work successfully and confidently with all levels including senior management and partners
  • Be sufficiently confident to exercise risk-based judgment calls on a daily basis
  • Be fully familiar with a lawyer’s duties regarding confidentiality, privilege and client care
  • Flexibility regarding working schedule is a plus
  • Highly analytical with an ability to anticipate potential problems and creatively propose/implement solutions