Closing Date: 21st October, 2022


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.

Employment eligibility to work with HSBC in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
  • Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree as well as admission to applicable state Bar and pertinent levels of courts in applicable states. Minimum of 5-8 years of law firm or in-house experience.
  • Strong advocacy, negotiation, interpersonal, organizational, legal research and verbal and written communication skills while working under the supervision of more senior lawyers.

As an HSBC employee, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities to ensure you have the right skills for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including a robust Wellness Hub, all in a welcoming, diverse and inclusive work environment. You will be empowered to drive HSBC's engagement with the communities we serve through an industry-leading volunteerism policy, a generous matching gift program, and a comprehensive program of immersive Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives. You'll want to join our Employee Resource Groups as they play a central part in life at HSBC, including the development of our employees and networking inside and outside of HSBC. We value difference. We succeed together. We take responsibility. We get it done. And we want you to help us build the bank of the future!