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Legal Counsel-Litigation and Regulatory (0000HNLQ_Depew)

Business and Financial Operations




Depew, New York, United States

Job description

At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance. Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our Depew, New York office.

Legal Counsel - US Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team (“LREG”)

This position will be part of a team that provides litigation-related advice, guidance, and support to HSBC North America Holdings Inc.’s operating subsidiaries in the United States. The attorney will manage a portfolio of lawsuits and claims involving the company; direct outside counsel in the defense (and, occasionally, prosecution) of claims involving the company; and partner with various other functions across the HSBC enterprise to manage risk and protect the company. This position will be located in Buffalo, NY, but is potentially hybrid and/or remote.

About Us

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, with operations in 64 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfill their hopes and realize their ambitions.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing a docket of lawsuits and similar contentious matters, mostly in defense of HSBC, and conducting root cause analysis and reporting on the docket of cases.
  • Managing legal risk across various HSBC Lines of Business and/or Functions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Providing commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Developing and maintaining positive and professional working relationships with all team members within Legal and colleagues in the business lines and functions.
  • Ensuring senior legal management is fully briefed on major issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in impacting HSBC from a legal risk/litigation risk standpoint.