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Assistant Counsel - Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Requisition #: 86580

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 Experienced Assistant Counsel to join our Ethics and Compliance organization’s Investigations Division.


  • Conducting and managing internal investigations, including developing an investigative plan; conducting interviews of witnesses and investigative subjects as well as reviewing and analyzing relevant data
  • Drafting and reviewing clear and concise investigative reports including other documentation for Firm leadership
  • Reviewing case reports as part of investigation including quality review processes and protocols
  • Coordinating with and providing advice to Firm leadership and management in connection with investigations, special projects and strategic initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of investigations policies and processes
  • Educating and providing guidance to Firm personnel on Firm policies and compliance-related issues


  • Minimum six years of legal experience handling internal investigations, complex litigation matters, and/or compliance issues in a leading law firm, large corporate environment or the federal government
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college/university
  • Extensive investigatory experience
  • Highly motivated individual with strong attention to detail, who is organized and able to work independently handling a variety of high-level and time-sensitive matters
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; ability to convey complex facts, circumstances and evidence in a manner that is easily understandable by a variety of audiences
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work collaboratively, with individuals in multiple groups at all levels of the Firm
  • Ability to demonstrate a committment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion at the group, enterprise, industry or community level. 

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, age, 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.

At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event. In some circumstances, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may also be required to have a reasonable accommodation to not be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

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