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Assistant Counsel - Legal and Compliance

Requisition #: 40135

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Washington, DC

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Assistant Counsel, Legal and Compliance to join our Legal, Risk and Regulatory organization.


  • Oversee and conduct internal investigations, working with the CCO (Chief Compliance Officer) to develop and execute the Firm’s compliance strategy and protocols
  • Draft and review investigative reports and other documentation in preparation for review by Firm leadership
  • Identify ethics and compliance issues and trends, and develop policy proposals and other strategies to address them
  • Coordinate with and provide advice to Firm management in connection with investigations, special projects and strategic initiatives
  • Educate Firm personnel on compliance-related issues and provide advice and guidance on Firm training relating to ethics and compliance issues


  • Minimum of seven years legal experience handling internal investigations and/or complex litigation matters in a leading law firm or large corporate environment 
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university
  • Extensive investigatory experience 
  • Ability to work independently handling a variety of high-level activities 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work collaboratively with individuals in multiple groups at all levels of the firm

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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