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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

To discuss the banking legal and finance recruitment market in general or to gain further information on specific legal banking jobs, contact Tracy Brown or telephone her on 020 7936 8945.

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Model Validation Manager
  • Location New York
  • Salary $150,000 - $190,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Market Risk, Credit Risk
  • Description THE COMPANY: Our client is a global banking institution with a strong North American presence. They are seeking multiple managerial hires at VP and SVP level in their Model Validation team across the
Senior Auditor - Global Financial Services Firm
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Salary Up to $100K + competitive bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Other Financial Services
  • Description Our client, a global financial services firm, is seeking a Senior Auditor to lead and execute an integrated audit plan across its trading platform and the financial products traded on the platform.
IT Risk Assessment and Information Security Consultant
  • Location Manhattan, NYC
  • Salary Competitive
  • Job type Contract/Temp
  • Sector Cyber Security / Resilience
  • Description IT Risk Assessment and Information Security Consultant – Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT Risk, Banking, 6m Contract, NYC Our leading Banking client requires ...
Information Security AVP - Vulnerability, Assessment, IT Risk, Asian Banking
  • Location New York, Midtown
  • Salary Competitive
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Financial Crime Compliance , Cyber Security / Resilience, Interim
  • Description Information Security AVP - Vulnerability, Assessment, IT Risk, Asian Banking Our leading banking client is requiring an Information Security AVP to supp
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