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Associate Counsel - AML, Sanctions, & Consumer Banking Services in Albany, NY at KeyBank

Date Posted: 2/13/2021

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    Albany, NY
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Job Description

This Associate Counsel will provide legal advice and support for anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance, and banking services such as consumer loans and deposit products, including working with support areas on product documentation, third party service provider agreements, client agreements and managing outside counsel relationships (as appropriate).

Responsibilities include:

Collaborating with compliance and risk partners to advise the company on all aspects of laws and regulations applicable to anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.
Collaborating with the line of business and risk partners on drafting and updating of line of business policies and procedures.
Drafting and reviewing forms, disclosures and agreements for use by the applicable businesses.
Reviewing and responding to regulatory and customer complaints.
Partnering with other legal staff and on enterprise level operational issues and projects.
Ensuring compliance monitoring and internal controls are in place, including processes for management of operational risk, in accordance with Company and regulatory standards.
Reviewing vendor contracts and advising of any regulatory or legal concerns related to the applicable businesses.
Performing legal research and providing summaries of findings as required or assigned;
Maintaining and periodically updating standard legal documentation for line of business use;
Providing legal updates to line of business managers and compliance regarding areas of expertise as appropriate.
Representing the Law Group as proficient in areas of responsibility.
Otherwise performing legal work necessary to fulfill scope of responsibility.
Other special projects as assigned.

Professional Qualifications
5 + years of relevant, progressive experience as a practicing lawyer.

Inhouse financial services experience highly preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control laws and regulations highly preferred.

Understanding of the regulatory framework for a super-regional financial services institution.

Demonstrated ability to perform each essential function with skill, efficiency and practicality.

General consumer financial services background with relevant experience with applicable federal and state banking regulations including TILA, ECOA, FDCPA, FCRA and UDAAP.

Client service focus, including:
Creative self-starter with ability to develop and implement innovative, flexible, balanced and practical legal and business solutions.
Collaborative with others, able to work as part of a team to accomplish goals.
Ability to anticipate client needs based on understanding of business and regulatory environment;
Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision and address a variety of legal and business issues

Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to facilitate, influence and negotiate at all levels.

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.

Active license to practice law in one or more appropriate jurisdictions.
About Key
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $95 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.

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