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Regulatory Unit Attorney CUSO

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Job title

Regulatory Unit Attorney CUSO

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


CACIB is seeking an experienced attorney to join the Regulatory Unit of the Legal Department in New York.  The attorney will assist in advising management, front office and administrative staff on the interpretation and application of rules and regulations applicable to the US operations of CACIB and the Credit Agricole Group, particularly U.S. banking regulations (e.g., the Bank Holding Company Act, the Volcker Rule, the Enhanced Prudential Standards) and applicable U.S. securities regulations.  The attorney will work closely and collaboratively with other Units of the Legal Department and members of the Compliance, Risk and Finance Departments for CACIB and its CUSO organization.  Knowledge of sanctions, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering rules and regulations is helpful, but not required, though the attorney should be willing to learn these rules and regulations. 


Description of the department:

The Legal Department at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (“CACIB”) is composed of experienced attorneys and associated colleagues working within five separate Units each reporting to the General Counsel-Americas, as follows: (1) Capital Markets; (2) Commercial Lending; (3) Regulatory; (4) Litigation and (5) Cross-Border.  Together, these five Units support the various business lines of the bank and its affiliates.  The Legal Department operates in a collegial and collaborative environment, and advises and supports internal business clients on transactions, risk management, litigation, and compliance-related issues, among other things.  The Legal Department also advises and disseminates information on recently-implemented laws, rules and regulations that may affect internal clients and their business or product lines.


Key Responsibilities:

-       Provide regulatory advice and analysis to management and business lines on the permissibility and appropriateness under U.S. banking laws and other regulations of proposed activities, transactions and investments.

-       Provide advice and support to Compliance, Risk and Finance Department on application of laws and regulations.

-       Provide advice and support to the bank’s CUSO Compliance and Risk functions in connection with regulatory projects, governance and necessary enhancements

-       Assist in the preparation of regulatory filings.

-       Provide advice on sanctions, ABC and AML rules and regulations to business lines on the impact of such rules on various transactions.

-       Provide support to Regulatory Unit attorneys in accordance with needs and under supervision of senior department attorneys.

-       Monitor and report on regulatory and other relevant developments.

-       Assist in preparation of materials for presentations to management, front office and administrative staff.

-       Assist in preparation and distribution of monthly updates to management committee.

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality




  • Licensed to practice law in the State of New York
  • U.S. Banking Regulations, including BHCA, Volcker Rule and EPS
  • Ability to analyze and summarize complex rules and regulations, ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.



  • Minimum 4-5 years
  • Securities laws, DFA, general contract law, sanctions, ABC, AML