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Associate Counsel, Sanctions Compliance

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Do you want to be a member of an elite compliance team operationalizing eBay's Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) and Sanctions programs? Do you want to join an innovative legal and compliance team providing sanctions compliance expertise to manage and to improve a high functioning program while contributing to the culture of compliance of a company on the technological edge?

Sanctions Legal Compliance

eBay Commerce Inc.'s (eCI) AML and Sanctions compliance team performs a meaningful role in the execution and management of eBay's Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) and Sanctions compliance programs: adhering to a set of required standards and processes regarding sanctions compliance; ensuring eBay's compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including the BSA, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs contributing to a "culture of compliance" to ensure efficient and effective management of AML and sanctions risk.

This position's responsibilities primarily involves providing guidance to eCI and eBay Inc., on the requirements and risks related to sanctions compliance, particularly compliance related to those sanctions programs coordinated by OFAC. The role will work in close coordination with the AML leadership team, including the Sanctions Compliance Officer, the AML Officer, and FIU Director, and eBay Compliance Operations staff.

Associate Legal Counsel, Sanctions Compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the strategy of the sanctions compliance program across the enterprise;

  • Provide guidance and support to the Sanctions Compliance Officer, AML Officer, FIU Director, senior AML leadership and business units on OFAC and other sanctions matters;

  • Prepare regulatory reports and other legal documents and correspondence;

  • Execute and make improvements to sanctions compliance solutions, including sanctions compliance screening systems;

  • Review laws, regulations, U.S. executive orders, OFAC designations and related regulatory announcements for business impact;

  • Assist in testing and audits of the sanctions compliance program and periodic OFAC and sanctions risk assessments to identify improvement opportunities and potential solutions;

  • Review, draft, and revise enterprise OFAC and sanctions compliance policy and procedures;

  • Identify, interdict, escalate, report, and maintain records pertaining to any activity prohibited by OFAC's regulations;

  • Exercise strong leadership, collaboration, and execution skills with project teams, outside vendors and consultants;

  • Provide compliance input and guidance on business action plans, new products, projects or operational requests.

Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. Degree

  • Admitted to bar in a U.S. state or the District of Columbia

  • 1+ years audit/risk/sanctions compliance work experience

  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory data sources

  • Familiarity with industry regulations

  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Attention to detail and ability to work in a dynamic and pressurized environment while staying highly organized

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level


  • 3+ years of work experience in a financial services institution, regulatory organization, fintech company, legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof

  • 3+ years of work experience in Sanctions compliance or related work

  • Proven track record to understand and apply OFAC and other sanctions regulations to sophisticated transactions, products and services in a fast-paced, real-time environment

  • In depth understanding of OFAC's reporting requirements with an ability to manage preparation and submission of required regulatory reports

  • Proven experience working with senior management and influencing different partners in a dynamic environment

  • Proficiency in another language

  • Deep understanding of online/e-commerce

  • ACAMS certification (or equivalent)

The above description reflects the details considered vital to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

Benefits are a crucial part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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