Senior Lawyer | Perth
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Permanent|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Enforcement WA - Corporate Governance - EL2 Senior Lawyer 201710.pdf (PDF, 74KB)
Senior Lawyer, Enforcement WA
- Tired of the private sector and want to make a genuine difference?
- Complement our team with your legal expertise
- Perth based, ongoing position
At ASIC there is a reason for everything we do, every law we regulate, every action we take, every interaction we have with industry and consumers. We're proud of the difference we make to Australia's economic reputation and wellbeing.
Enforcement WA (EWA) investigates misconduct and takes formal enforcement action in response to suspected breaches in respect of financial services, market integrity and corporate governance laws. This includes commencing civil proceedings, working with the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecution (CDPP) to secure criminal convictions and taking administrative action such as cancelling Australian Financial Services Licenses. EWA consists of three teams: Financial Services, Market Integrity and Corporate Governance.
This position is located in the EWA Corporate Governance team, who investigate misconduct by corporate and financial gatekeepers including directors, company officers, liquidators and auditors.
In this role, you will apply your legal expertise and analytical ability to:
- project manage the investigation of suspected misconduct, including undertaking investigative tasks of a non-legal nature
- identify legal issues and provide legal advice in the course of an investigation
- commence and conduct civil and criminal litigation in the Supreme and Federal Courts, including briefing and instructing counsel and where appropriate recovering costs of litigations
- compile briefs for the CDPP and assist them to prepare and conduct criminal prosecutions
- compile briefs to Counsel for advice on aspects of the law, administrative briefs for ASIC delegates and provide written and oral briefings to Senior Executives and Commissioners
- represent ASIC at local and national stakeholder events, which will involve irregular hours and periods of travel
You will have the ability to analyse complex information and understand ASIC's regulated population. You have sound experience preparing civil proceedings and criminal briefs along with commencing civil and criminal litigation. You will have a comprehensive understanding of legislation impacting the industry and the ability to articulate complex information so it is easy-to-understand. The ideal candidate will have significant relevant experience as a legal practitioner in commercial and / or criminal investigation and litigation.
Please view the attached position descriptions for more information on the specific responsibilities of the roles available and click ‘apply' to submit your application.
ASIC can offer you a variety of interesting and challenging work. We provide the support for our employees to develop professionally and succeed. ASIC offers a range of programs such as flexible work practices and development programs which include a focus on gender equity and women in leadership.
ASIC is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace where the very best talent in Australia chooses to work. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply, including Indigenous Australians and people with a disability.
To work with us, you'll be required to satisfy our pre-engagement assessment and obtain a national security clearance. Australian citizenship is also required.