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