Assistant General Counsel


New York, NY 10176

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


The Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel will work within the Legal Department and report to the Managing Director, Associate General Counsel.


Provide U.S. bank regulatory advice to business and control functions of the bank and its subsidiaries, including with respect to licensing, new business activities, investments, trading, and intercompany transactions.

Review and advise on applications, reports, and other regulatory submissions to U.S. Federal and State banking regulators. Support and participate in communications with regulators.

Participate in and support the bank’s workstreams relating to resolution planning, capital, liquidity, governance, and other requirements.

Assist with general corporate legal work and special projects within the Legal Department as needed.

Engage/manage outside counsel.


Admission to the New York bar (or clear qualification of eligibility for waiving in from another jurisdiction with which New York has reciprocity) and a member of good standing of such bar.

At least 8 years of bank regulatory practice at an inhouse legal department of an international banking organization (FBO preferred), a relevant regulatory agency, or law firm.

Strong working knowledge of laws applicable to FBOs with U.S. operations, including the Bank Holding Company Act, Dodd-Frank Act, International Banking Act, and related Federal Reserve regulations (such as Regulations K, W, Y, and YY) and interpretations; New York Banking Law and related DFS regulations and guidance.

Familiarity with a broad range of financial products and related legal and regulatory issues. Practical experience with advising diverse clients in a global financial institution.

Proven skills in legal and regulatory risk management. Ability to see past the question and understand the bigger picture. Ability to balance competing demands and protect institutional interests. Ability to distill complex concepts into clear, concise, practical legal advice.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including public speaking, technical drafting, and issue-spotting skills. Ability to work under pressure, operate comfortably in a fast-paced, demanding environment, and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

Ability to think creatively and propose solutions.

Ability to work with people from regions around the world. Cross-cultural sensitivity required. Must be a team player.

**Job Locations** _US-NY-New York_

**Posting Date** _3 months ago_ _(6/2/2022 1:28 PM)_

**_Career Category_** _Compliance and Legal_

**_iCIMS ID_** _2021-11144_

**_Corporate Title_** _ED_

**_Type_** _Fulltime-Regular (Exempt/Non-Exempt)_

_SMBC is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability_

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