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Financial Project

Location:
Newark, NJ
Posted:
April 19, 2016

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Andrew Metzar, Esq.

** ********** ****, ***. **, New York, NY 10009

718-***-**** • acue4l@r.postjobfree.com

Attorney and compliance professional with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experience. Working knowledge and experience with financial industry laws and regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act. Advanced skills in LexisNexis, Westlaw, Google, and MS Office. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly motivated and detail oriented.

Professional experience

SNR Denton, New York, NY

Legal & Financial Consultant (Update Legal), September 2015 – April 2016

Compliance project on behalf of international financial services corporation involved in securities fraud investigation. Undertake LexisNexis research to understand clients’ complex corporate structure. Analyze large volume of broker-dealer communications for evidence of securities fraud under SEC Rule 10b-5. Draft reports to project managers summarizing red flags.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York, NY

Legal & Financial Consultant (Update Legal), April 2015 – September 2015

KYC and AML review project on behalf of international financial services client. Analyze sufficiency of client onboarding and KYC documentation in response to subpoena served by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on higher risk clients utilizing tools such as LexisNexis, EDGAR, and Google.

Analyze financial transactions for compliance with AML guidelines. Review and analyze wire transfer documentation and escalate red flags. Draft periodic reports to project managers summarizing potential KYC and AML compliance deficiencies. Perform ad hoc Internet research projects to fulfil compliance obligations.

Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, NJ

Legal & Financial Consultant (Update Legal), February 2015 – April 2015

Review and analyze large volume of records related to broker-dealer and client communications to comply with the requirements of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) cycle examination.

Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C., New York, NY

Associate Attorney, September 2013 – February 2015

Manage insurance caseload on behalf of firms such as AIG and Liberty Mutual. Investigate potentially fraudulent claims for compliance with regulations by analyzing client records, conducting interviews, and undertaking LexisNexis research. Digest and summarize high volume of client records and data to assess risk of liability exposure. Analyze Excel spreadsheet data in connection with fraudulent billing cases.

Review discovery demands for compliance with relevant statutes. Appear in court. Conduct and defend numerous depositions. Draft and argue motions and appeals.

Raskin & Kremins, L.L.P., New York, NY

Associate Attorney, January 2010 – September 2013

Manage general practice caseload. Consult with clients to evaluate potential civil liability claims. Undertake legal research to determine probability of success in bringing legal action on behalf of clients. Review statutes and regulations for applicability to cases.

Draft pleadings. Appear in court. Conduct and defend depositions. Argue motions. Negotiate settlements.

TIAA-CREF, New York, NY

Paralegal & Legal Assistant, February 2005 – July 2006

Draft and edit legal documents. Maintain Microsoft Excel database. Conduct legal research.

Education

New York Law School, New York, NY

Juris Doctor, June 2009

Activities/Honors: Moot Court Association Member. Mariash Scholarship Recipient. Dean’s List.

Relevant Courses: Corporations, Securities Regulations, Federal Income Tax, Corporate Finance.

State University of New York, College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communications, Minor in Business Studies, June 2002, cum laude.

Bar Admission

Licensed to practice in the State of New York, January 2010.



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