Compliance Counsel – Global Media Company


Our global media client is seeking a talented compliance lawyer to join its Legal Department in Princeton or New York as Compliance Counsel.

Key Responsibilities:

Regulatory Compliance Responsibilities –

  • Ensure functional operation of compliance with associated regulations (globally) pertaining to commodities benchmarks.
  • Supervise annual external audit to verify compliance with IOSCO’s Principals for Price Reporting Agencies.
  • Supervise annual benchmark methodology review and policy assessment and development, implementation, planning and impact analysis, decision support to management and internal stakeholder engagement.
  • Ensure proper implementation of policies and procedures, maintain a culture of accountability and compliance with the editorial team through annual compliance workshops.
  • Run internal audits, systems checks and process reviews to ensure compliance with documented policies and procedures.
  • Monitor relevant regulatory developments and propose responses.

Additional Compliance Responsibilities –

  • Assist with annual Code of Conduct questionnaire process including follow-up with specific responses.
  • Assist with annual Trading Guidelines certification process including follow-up with specific responses.
  • Conduct annual review and maintenance of compliance policies partnering with business stakeholders such as Finance and HR.
  • Assist with third party due diligence via RiskCenter
  • Review, update and advise on various contractual provisions addressing compliance risk.
  • Conduct modern slavery risk assessments for third parties in high-risk vendor categories.
  • Advise on responses to customer due diligence inquiries via RFPs/RFIs.
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly compliance monitoring review to ensure compliance with various laws and policies such as anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, T&E and competition.
  • Conduct periodic compliance training for various business groups.
  • Assist with third party sanctions monitoring.
  • Assist with regulatory monitoring of consumer protections laws (e.g., automatic renewal, online cancellation).
  • Proactively identify areas of compliance risk and strategies to mitigate such risk.

Required Skills and Preferred Experience

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) with membership in at least one U.S. state bar.
  • 3+ years of experience, including in-house and/or law firm.
  • Experience delivering practical advice under pressure and prioritizing work.
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act.
  • Excellent written communication skills and inter-personal skills.
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation, with an ability to work in a collaborative and congenial team environment and also independently.
  • Superior work ethic and dedication to ethics and professional responsibility.
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