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BNY Mellon Counsel, AML and SAR Investigations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark: part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients. BNY Mellon's Legal Department, has overall responsibility for government affairs and advises on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.DescriptionThe Suspicious Activity Response Team (andquot;SARTandquot;) carries out the company's enterprise-wide financial intelligence and suspicious activity investigation and reporting function. SART's primary mission is to mitigate company risk through excellence in suspicious activity investigations and reporting. The Team works closely with the company's Compliance, Corporate Security, Information Security, and Legal Departments. Activity investigated by the Team includes money laundering, terrorist financing, public corruption, identity theft, wire fraud, securities fraud, market manipulation, data breaches, economic sanctions violations, and other types of fraud.SART seeks a Counsel to join its team of legal and investigative professionals. Within SART, the Counsel serves as anti-money laundering counsel, participates in internal investigations, reviews case investigations performed by Investigator staff, and makes decisions about whether to report suspicious activity as required under the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act. Key responsibilities include advising the business lines and Compliance professionals on anti-money laundering and other financial fraud issues, conducting research and analysis of suspicious account activity, gathering documents as necessary and reviewing compiled case investigation files in order to review case investigation decisions made by Investigators, analyzing transaction data, research results, and information compiled by the Investigator staff to ascertain whether transaction activity is suspicious and requires external reporting, validating decisions regarding whether particular activity is isolated or part of a larger issue, identifying and resolving discrepant information, and escalating related matters for internal disposition as appropriate. In addition, the Counsel works with the lines of business and participates in discussions with higher levels of management and more senior personnel within the shared services such as Compliance, Risk, Audit, etc., collaborates with Investigator staff on their investigations and provides recommendations/feedback, reviews presented business issues, conducts appropriate research and investigation, and crafts solutions around suspicious activity reporting.Qualifications3-7 years of total work experience as a qualified attorney is preferred. Experience working in AML/KYC/financial crimes groups at a financial institution or with a law firm, or as a public prosecutor, is preferred.Our ambition is to b