Posted Apr 03

Sanctions Attorney, Vice President

New York, NY, United States Full Time

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Major Responsibilities:
Advise MUFG’s U.S. and global operations on U.S. regulatory matters regarding the application of and compliance with U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to financial crimes, including economic and trade sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption,Liaise with MUFG legal, compliance, and business operations, outside counsel, state and federal regulators and other parties in connection with financial crimes-related legal matters, including advising on relevant MUFG disclosures and responses to inquiries and investigations, and reviewing and analyzing credit documentation with respect to financial crimes-related provisions

Keep informed of state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals, guidance, and enforcement actions related to financial crimes that may affect financial institutions

Provide legal counsel on the development of appropriate financial crimes-related risk-management policies and procedures


  • Candidate must be a member of the New York State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in New York
  • 6-10 years’ experience either as in-house counsel with a major financial institution or at a leading law firm advising global financial institutions on economic and trade sanctions, and financial crimes regulations, administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, FinCEN, and the New York State Department of Financial Services
  • Experience advising on matters relating to the Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Experience conducting internal investigations, drafting and submitting self-disclosures, liaising with federal and state regulators, responding to governmental inquiries and subpoenas, and managing formal investigations or enforcement actions
  • Experience advising compliance programs, including on the development of compliance policies and procedures
  • Experience translating legal advice into practical and effective advice to Bank officers and senior management
  • Excellent skills in issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication, and strong ability to negotiate and cooperate with globally diverse stakeholders
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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