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Title:  Associate Director, US Legal Counsel - GBM




Requisition ID: 151248

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Contributes to the overall success of the U.S. Legal Department with responsibility for supporting financial services litigations, internal and government investigations, and providing legal advice, services and counsel on litigation-related matters affecting the Bank's U.S. Global Banking & Markets business.




Is this role right for you? You will be responsible for:



  • Support litigations, such as securities class actions and contract disputes, by developing and implementing specific case and overall litigation strategy in collaboration with senior members of in-house litigation team and management, and by supervising, reviewing, commenting on, and evaluating outside counsel's work product.
  • Assist with internal and government investigations, including through the coordination of data collection, document review and interviews and document productions, with senior litigation team and outside counsel.
  • Coordinate internal document preservation and collection, including electronic discovery, in conjunction with preservation and e-discovery teams and other members of the litigation team.
  • Manage responses to third-party subpoenas and other requests for information.
  • Serve as a resource to other members of the U.S. Legal Group to provide litigation perspective and risk assessments.
  • Remain up to date on regulatory and court decisions and recommend policy modifications based on changes in the law.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Champion a customer-focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems, and knowledge.
  • Actively pursue effective and efficient operations of their respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook, and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champion a high-performance environment and implement a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vision/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.


Do you have the skills you need to succeed? We'd love to work with you, if you have:


  • Law Degree/Juris Doctorate-required; Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
  • Experience with financial services litigation matters
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a litigator in a corporate law department and/or leading law firm
  • Experience preparing legal memoranda and pleadings
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills required


Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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