Senior Director, Legal Compliance

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Singapore Regional Office

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Job description

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed.  We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration.  So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

Position Summary

The attorney in this position will be part of the Marriott Law Department.  This position will provide legal services in the area of business ethics and legal compliance.  Singapore is a preferred location, although we will also consider strong candidates in Hong Kong within the same hiring budget.


The attorney in this position will provide legal assistance and advice to business partners and staff departments for Asia Pacific as well as with attorneys and paralegals within Asia Pacific and externally with outside counsel, vendors, and consultants.

Specific Job Summary and Expected Contributions

1. Legal Compliance Governance Support

  • Support the objectives set by the Audit Committee established by the Board and Directors and the Company’s Legal and Ethical Steering Committee (LESC) by working closely with the Law Department’s leadership team and Internal Audit Department;
  • Support the Continent’s Legal and Ethical Compliance Councils (LECC), including LECC subcommittee meetings, internal reports, taskforce studies and program implementations;
  • Collaborate with other corporate departments with compliance responsibilities such as Internal Investigations, the Internal Audit Department, the Corporate Secretary’s Office, Government Affairs, and the Finance organization to carry out various legal and ethical compliance programs and services;

2. Legal Compliance Investigation Support

  • Function as integral part of investigation working group, and utilize internal and external investigative and audit resources by (1) ensuring investigations are handled promptly, fairly and resolved consistently, (2) ensuring matters appropriate for investigation receive timely follow up, and (3) providing guidance on or leading investigations;
  • Provide legal advice and tactical direction to auditors, investigators and human resource managers in FCPA, commercial bribery or business ethics internal investigations;

3. Legal Compliance Knowledge Management

  • Develop legal compliance expertise and regulatory enforcement intelligence in Asia-Pacific jurisdictions including the PRC, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore;
  • Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law related to areas of critical or strategic importance to enterprise-wide legal and ethical compliance program in global business environment; 

4. Legal Compliance Training

  • Work with designated business leaders with compliance responsibility and other compliance offices within the Company to with respect to multi-faceted training and awareness program that focuses on key areas of compliance risk and seeks to ensure that all appropriate employees and management are cognizant of their legal duties under applicable laws and corporate policies;
  • Conduct legal trainings to sustain the Company’s confidence in local compliance and to ensure vigilance against non-compliance with a strong focus on the US FCPA, UK Anti-Bribery Act, OFAC, anti-trust laws and data protection laws in all relevant jurisdictions;

Soft Skills

This attorney must perform the duties and responsibilities above in the following manner:

  • Be responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results;
  • Set priorities and measurable objectives;
  • Monitor and report on process, progress and results;
  • Influence work of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary or extended teams;
  • Assist coworkers in achieving business results by:
    • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization,
    • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals,
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility,
    • taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward,
    • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information,
    • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization,
    • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success;
  • Readily critique own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance; and
  • Act independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.

Candidate Profile
  • Excellent academic records with a law degree from a top law school; admission to the bar of a US state or its equivalent abroad;
  • 3-5 years PQE experience on compliance work, including FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery Act, through multi-national corporation in-house duties or law firm private practice;
  • Experience interfacing with government agencies which maintain jurisdiction over compliance matters;
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of and solve problems, and to expeditiously provide recommendations which are consistent with good business practices and common sense;
  • Ability to think creatively, to supervise multiple and complex matters, and to work independently and effectively with clients, peers, and other parties;
  • High degree of competence and familiarity with computers and the internet;
  • Outstanding analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills;
  • Constructive approach to dealing with conflict, and ability to influence and achieve successful results without damaging relationships;
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of, and effectively resolve problems;
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


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Job type
Bukit Merah, Singapore
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

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