Associate General Counsel – AML and Sanctions

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Interactive Brokers
  • 01 May 19

Associate General Counsel – AML and Sanctions

Job Description and Responsibilities

Interactive Brokers is looking for a motivated and talented attorney with experience in securities, broker-dealer and AML rules to provide ongoing AML advice to the firm.

  • Advising the firm's New Accounts, AML and Trade Surveillance teams on questions about AML and KYC as they arise, and escalate significant issues to senior Legal personnel or firm management;
  • Evaluate the AML-related changes required for new business lines or services the firm offers;
  • Helping design appropriate policies and procedures for AML and the review and opening of new accounts;
  • Identifying necessary changes to the firm's systems and procedures to meet new AML and Trade Surveillance rules and regulations;
  • Designing and helping to implement enhanced due diligence procedures regarding higher risk applications and customers of the firm;
  • Handling regulatory inquiries from the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NFA and similar non-US regulatory authorities.


  • 6-15 years post-J.D. experience at a law firm, financial services regulatory agency, exchange or broker-dealer.
  • Solid knowledge of both trade surveillance and AML rules.
  • Member in good standing of the bar of any U.S. state or the District of Columbia.
  • Solid academic background.
  • Comfort with computers and technology, and understanding of how technology is applied to business and regulatory problems.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a small-team environment and to work independently and to multi-task.
  • Occasional travel to Washington, D.C.

Company Overview

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IEX: IBKR); is a direct access electronic broker catering to the needs of professional and frequent traders, institutional investors, financial advisors, and introducing brokers. Our clients have access to more than 120 market centers in 31 countries from a single account. We are the lowest cost provider of brokerage services and the largest U.S. electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 797,000 trades per day.¹ Our employees are part of a dynamic, multinational, fast-paced, results-oriented team working to provide our customers with state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools.

¹Figures as of January 31, 2019.
The IBKR Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.