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AVP, Associate General Counsel

LPL Financial
Posted Feb 18
Full Time
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Please Note: To be considered, candidate must be local to Fort Mill, SC, Boston, MA, or San Diego, CA and have the ability to come onsite.

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working on meaningful Regulatory Enforcement cases? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you! Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

The Regulatory Enforcement team within LPL’s Legal department is dedicated to managing complex regulatory matters with federal and state securities regulators as well as self-regulatory organizations (e.g., FINRA). In practice, this means serving as the principal point of contact in connection with enforcement and for-cause regulatory inquiries of the Firm and its associated persons.

The AVP, Associate General Counsel will work with a team of lawyers and analysts to manage a variety of regulatory inquiries. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with investigative teams and regulatory advice attorneys when counseling the firm and various business units. This individual will also coordinate with the litigation group in connection with regulatory matters concerning threatened or actual litigation. The role will report to the Head of Regulatory Enforcement.


  • Represent the Firm and/or its associated persons on complex regulatory matters involving the Firm and/or its associated persons. Responsibilities in this area include, among other things, evaluating legal and regulatory risk and exposure, drafting written responses and/or reviewing draft written responses prepared by analysts, negotiating productions with regulators, and defending witnesses at testimony and during informal interviews.
  • Coordinate with Regulatory Advice attorneys when counseling the Firm and various business units relating to federal, state, and SRO rules and regulations.
  • Partner with investigations teams and investigative counsel to provide advice and guidance.
  • Coordinate with the Litigation Group and other groups in the Legal, Compliance, and Risk departments on issues arising out of regulatory inquiries and investigations that implicate threatened or actual litigation.
  • Attend industry events and educational seminars focusing on regulatory developments and initiatives; maintain current practice knowledge through monitoring of industry related periodicals and other publications.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience . We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment , are client-focused , team oriented , and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement .


  • Juris Doctor Degree required.
  • Licensed member of any bar, in good standing.
  • 4-5 years of securities regulatory enforcement experience at a law firm or prior employment with a federal, state or SRO securities regulator.
  • Experience with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, rules and regulations of self-regulatory organizations and basic corporate law principles.

Core Competencies:

  • Proven ability to multi-task.
  • Superior communication, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Pay Range:


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!

Why LPL?

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lp email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (855) 575-6947.

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