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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Manager, Risk and Compliance (Osler)

In this BRB jobs update, I’m pleased to highlight an open role at Osler: ” Manager, Risk and Compliance” —

  • Reporting to the Director, Conflicts & Risk Management, the Manager, Risk and Compliance will be responsible for managing the Firm’s risk management processes (with an emphasis on compliance), systems and activities, including national processes for lateral hires; outside counsel guidelines (OCGs); responding to regulatory requests for information; and our annual quality assurance program on a national level.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and mentor the Ethics & Risk Specialists and OCG Analysts
  • Manage the Firm’s outside counsel guidelines program
  • Manage the Firm’s conflict clearing process for lateral hires, nationally, including conflict searching, ensure candidate documentation is completed and received in a timely fashion. Manage internal and external communications.
  • Coordinate onboarding of laterals with Records team and New Business Intake team relating to matter transfers. Produce related reports as necessary
  • Manage responses to client anti-corruption and compliance questionnaires
  • Manage and respond to Regulatory requests for information ensuring responses comply with applicable privacy laws
  • Manage the Annual Quality Assurance program
  • Assist in the administration of legal professional departures, preparation of reports, liaising with lawyers, assistants, and other Firm Administrative departments, as required
  • Is a key member of the Ethics & Conflict Committee, track issues, manage meetings, action items and circulate meeting minutes.
  • Respond to queries relating to risk management at the Firm
  • Participate in risk presentations to lawyers and assistants on aspects of risk related policy and regulation including providing guidance on ethical walls
  • Manage and administer the Firm’s Ethical Wall process to comply with the Firm’s ethical responsibilities to maintain clients’ information in confidence
  • Evaluate, develop and implement technology solutions
  • Act as project lead and subject matter expert for risk related projects
  • Conduct routine compliance checks on compliance with various elements of the Firm’s risk management policies
  • Monitor industry trends and standards
  • Follow procedures and policies governing the Firm’s risk management activities and responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements (Education and Experience)

This position requires a law degree or a minimum of 5 years of legal experience with an emphasis on risk, compliance and regulatory knowledge. An equivalent combination of risk related education, training and experience in other regulatory environments may be considered. Bilingualism will be considered an asset

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of risk management and regulatory compliance within an organization
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to quickly identify and analyze complex issues to provide practical solutions.
  • Strong research skills. Able to consider and analyze divergent legal positions often under time pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to provide clear instructions or advice; persuasively communicating risk processes and policies
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills. Able to effectively manage a range of duties and responsibilities, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously and completing them to a high standard
  • Self-motivated, highly organized with excellent time management skills
  • Strong IT skills. Have exceptional computer skills and proven ability to learn new software and programs and keep up to date with developments (including enhancements to the Firm’s systems)
  • Experience in the area of risk, ethical and regulatory environment in which law firms operate and a solid understanding of the various professional regulatory bodies relevant to legal practice
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team. Capable of building and maintaining effective working relationships to become a trusted advisor to lawyers, assistants, other firm admin departments and the Ethics & Conflicts Committee with a willingness to cooperate and share knowledge
  • Proactive in taking ownership for the resolution of issues and able to work with minimal supervision, ability to exercise judgment, ability to work with limited direction

See the complete job posting for more details on the job requirements and to apply for this position.

Learn more about working at the firm on their careers page:

  • We believe everyone in our firm plays an important role in our success. Joining Osler means being part of an exceptional team that is passionate about collaboration and is committed to creating a stimulating and supportive work environment where your contribution matters.
  • We are a firm that values and promotes diversity, and provides equal opportunity and accessibility to all firm members. We are also deeply passionate about giving back and support a variety of social and community initiatives.


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