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KPMG Americas Litigation Counsel in Houston, Texas

Business Title: Americas Litigation Counsel

Requisition Number: 57226 - 87

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: TX

City: Houston

Description:

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 Americas Litigation Counsel to join our Americas Legal and Compliance organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Support KPMG Americas and assist KPMG Americas member firms, in any cross-border litigation, arbitration or regulatory investigations, including any disputes which may arise in Latin America or in the US

  • Report to the Americas Senior Counsel and work regularly on investigations, litigation and regulatory matters involving Latin America

  • Lead the coordination of KPMG Americas and member firm internal investigations into allegations of violations of local law or KPMG policies and procedures, including management of external counsel and KPMG forensic teams

  • Assist in the development and implementation of litigation and investigations policies and procedures

  • Report to and consult with the Americas Senior Counsel on material issues arising in the areas mentioned above or in the region in general and take on additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum six years of recent experience in a leading law firm and/or in house working with clients and counsel in Latin American jurisdictions on complex civil litigations and regulatory investigations involving accounting firms, similar professional organizations or financial institutions (e.g., defense of professional malpractice and securities class action suits claims and responding to investigations by the SEC, PCAOB, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, state Attorneys General, state boards of accountancy and other professional associations and law enforcement agencies from investigation through administrative hearing and appeals), as well as similar experience in Latin America

  • J.D. or LL.M. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the U.S

  • Skilled at working effectively in the both the US and Latin legal environment and have experience bridging those environments; cross-border commercial contracting experience is a plus

  • Experience in a leading law firm and/or in house working with clients and counsel in Latin American jurisdictions in commercial contracting a plus

  • Demonstrable ability to lead a team and willingness to travel

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills a plus

  • Client-service orientation with the ability to create effective working relationships cross-functionally, including interfacing with internal and external stakeholders on legal and business matters

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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