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Legal Jobs in Banks

Demand for lawyers in banking steady

There are more legal jobs in banks than in any other area of financial services. The scale of the banking industry and the variety of legal banking jobs is vast.

Although the investment banking sector is the area worst hit by the financial crisis, the role of the investment in-house banking lawyer is adapting. We are seeing an increase in specialist legal roles as well as opportunities for lawyers to broaden their practice area. Lawyers with experience in securitisation and structured finance, capital markets, derivatives, leveraged and syndicated lending, and project and asset finance are all in demand.

Retail and corporate banking are still providing jobs for lawyers, with many departments continuing to expand. Previously seen as less attractive than investment banking, legal jobs in banking are increasingly viewed as more interesting and more secure with retail and corporate banking products becoming more complex and many of the legal skills being sought transferable from investment banking. Junior and mid-level lawyers straight from private practice are in demand. Experience of specific retail banking products, structured products, general lending or leveraged finance, FSA regulation, corporate and commercial are all sought after.

For up to date information on the current internal audit recruitment market, including latest salary information, visit Legal Mid Year Market Report 2012
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To discuss the banking legal and finance recruitment market in general or to gain further information on specific legal banking jobs, contact Tracy Brown
tb@barclaysimpson.com or telephone her on 020 7936 8945.

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Latest jobs

Compliance Analyst - Up to $135k + Bonus
  • Location New York
  • Salary Up to $135K + Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Compliance
  • Description Barclay Simpson are currently working with a leading investment organisation to recruit a Compliance Analytics Associate to work within a small but established US compliance function
Audit Manager
  • Location New York
  • Salary $100,000 - $160,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Internal Audit
  • Description A leading global bank is looking to expand its audit team in New York City with a new audit manager.
Senior IT Auditor
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Salary $85,000 - $130,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector IT Audit
  • Description Our client, one of the leading enterprises in the secondary mortgage market, is looking to expand its IT audit team with a skilled senior auditor in Washington, DC
Senior IT Audit Manager
  • Location New Jersey
  • Salary $150,000 - $190,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector IT Audit
  • Description A top tier asset management firm is looking to hire a senior IT audit manager.
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