Washington DC

Director of AML Compliance

CM Legal

Director of AML Compliance
Summary: Reporting to the firm’s Chief Compliance officer, the Director, AML Compliance, will manage and oversee all Anti-Money laundering processes for the firm, as well as the global AML team.

  • Eight (8)+ years in an AML-centric role.  
  • Previous team and process leadership experience required.  
  • Relevant experience in the management of compliance and business conduct programs in a law firm or professional services setting preferred.


  • ACAMS or ACFCS preferred.  
  • 4 year bachelor’s degree required.  
  • CFE and CGSS are a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as the firm’s internal AML subject matter expert.  
  • Execute the firm’s AML policy controls, and serve as the lead of the centralized hub for global AML operations.  
  • Oversee the daily operations and efficiency of AML processes, outputs, reports, and escalations. Reassign staff to priority workflows where required.  
  • Coordinate with and advise local MLROs regarding escalated AML issues, high-risk clients, local regulatory requirements, and reporting.  
  • Assist MLROs with local regulatory examinations and audits.  
  • Conduct quality control oversight of AML processes and outcomes.  
  • Advise the CCO regarding AML risks, material changes to the firm’s risk profile, and staffing and technology requirements.  
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments and action any identified risk areas for mitigation.  
  • Lead required AML training for firm personnel, and maintain training records.  
  • Oversee the execution of AML program testing.  
  • Brief the CCO on trends regarding client due diligence, transaction monitoring, and suspicious activity reporting and make recommendations to remediate any known AML program deficiencies (including efficiency, quality of work, or indicators of effectiveness).  
  • Work collaboratively with all firm departments and firm management on all AML issues.
  • As with all positions, the Director, AML Compliance will be required to perform other duties as deemed necessary and assigned by the Chief Compliance Officer or Firm Management.



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