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Job of the Week: Top In-House Position

Given all the major currency fluctuations, international banking is big these days — but banks need to ensure they comply with the relevant U.S. government rules. The latest Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link, is for an attorney with experience advising on these policies.

Position: Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) Counsel and Compliance Officer

Description: Our client, one of the top global investment banks, is seeking an Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) Counsel and Compliance Officer. The position is VP or Director level, depending on experience, and is based in New York. The OFAC Counsel will have primary responsibility for reviewing transactions, deals, strategic initiatives and other relationships to ensure that these do not contravene OFAC Regulations and/or the Bank’s Global Policies. The Counsel will be the Bank’s liaison with OFAC and other regulatory agencies in the US government that administer sanctions compliance. The Counsel will also advise the Bank’s various business units on OFAC compliance. Candidates must have a JD from a top law school and 6+ years of legal experience, with a strong command of OFAC and other sanctions regulations, and an understanding of how they affect global financial services. Knowledge and experience in anti-money laundering and the FCPA would be desirable. Must be admitted to practice in a state with a major business center.

If you are currently a Lateral Link member, please see position #6363 on the Lateral Link site. If you are not a Lateral Link member, you can sign up for free at For candidates interested in this position, please contact Trevor Ulbrick, 415.944.2829 or Trevor assists corporate clients both domestically and internationally find top legal talent. Before joining Lateral Link, Trevor was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP. Connect with Trevor on LinkedIn.