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Capital Markets Regulatory Attorney

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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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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Job title

Capital Markets Regulatory Attorney

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 securities and derivatives activities of CAS, CACIB NY and where applicable, the international activities of CACIB.  The attorney will perform legal and regulatory watch for capital markets related topics and participate in the review of proposed new capital markets activities and products.  The attorney will work closely and collaboratively with other Units of the Legal Department and members of other support functions, including Compliance, on the legal aspects of the internal implementation of new 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. capital markets regulations of proposed and existing activities, transactions and other business.

-        Provide advice and support to relevant internal teams, including Compliance, Risk, Finance and Front Office on application of such laws and regulations.

-        Collaborate with other Regulatory Unit attorneys on projects as needed.

-        Provide advice, analysis and support to transversal projects and working groups on relevant topics.

-        Monitor and report on capital markets 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.

-        Represent the bank in industry groups related to regulations and other capital markets matters.


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

JD or the equivalent

New York bar admission

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years



  • Minimum 6-8 years

Required skills


  • U.S. capital markets regulations, including those issued by the SEC and CFTC, and securities and derivatives products.
  • Ability to analyse and summarize complex rules and regulations, ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.


  • U.S. Bank Regulatory rules impacting capital markets activities, e.g., DFA, Volcker Rule, Push-Out, and

    Sanctions/AML/ABC rules