Compliance Manager

McGuireWoods LLP
August 11, 2019
Richmond, VA
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The Compliance Manager is responsible for the assessment, coordination and completion of client compliance audits and due diligence questionnaires as well as reviewing data and physical security requirements outlined within client requests for proposals and outside counsel guidelines. Leading all communications, scheduling and information review with clients, this position will communicate with departments and subject matter experts throughout the firm and prepare the compilation of information for the firm’s formal response. The Compliance Manager will also lead special projects within the operations department with a focus on technology, process management and data analytics to review and improve processes and resource utilization.

McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit .


  • Oversee and manage the coordination of response activities for all client audits and questionnaires to include:
    • Review of client assessments
    • Gather information from subject matter experts and prepare a detailed collective response
    • Prepare and lead on-site client audits including discussing potential gaps and findings
    • Monitor and track remediation plans to ensure targeted completion dates are met
  • Review Data Security requirements outlined in Client RFP’s and Outside Counsel Guidelines to ensure the firm is compliant with the terms before they are finalized
  • Management of firm systems to track and document client security requirements and procedures for data breach
  • Oversee and lead in the identification, monitoring and reporting of the McGuireWoods Supplier Diversity Program including the preparation and reporting of quarterly MWDVBE vendor statistics to clients
  • Lead in setting up and implementing new programs and reviewing existing programs to ensure the firm is utilizing its resources and operations software fully


  • B.S. degree in business management or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Two years of experience in compliance management, risk, audit, or related field
  • Experience in a law firm preferred
  • Excellent time management skills, strong project management skills, highly organized, strong negotiation and persuasion skills to present new ideas
  • Strong technical skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) effectively throughout the Firm at all levels

Company Description

McGuireWoods, one of the world’s leading law firms, has earned the loyalty of its many longstanding clients with deep and broad legal experience; a passion for understanding their businesses and markets; innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions; and unmatched service. With 1,100 lawyers in 22 offices worldwide, McGuireWoods’ continuing success comes down to one simple fact: The firm listens to its clients.

That’s the reason they consistently place McGuireWoods among a select group of elite firms in surveys such as BTI Consulting’s Client Service A-Team, an annual ranking derived from unprompted feedback by general counsel and top decision-makers at Fortune 1,000 companies. This year marks the 13th time McGuireWoods has been singled out for excellence on BTI’s Client Service 30 list. In addition, BTI named McGuireWoods to its 2018 Most Recommended Law Firms list — a rare distinction based on input from corporate counsel willing to bet their reputations when recommending specific firms to their peers. McGuireWoods is one of only 10 firms to appear on the list for more than 15 consecutive years.

Financial Times ranked McGuireWoods the No. 1 law firm in the business of law in its prestigious 2018 North America Innovative Lawyers report.

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