ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Solicitor, Enforcement - FMA - Auckland or Wellington

  • Rare in-house role for a litigator.
  • Meaningful work with a positive impact on all New Zealanders.
  • Excellent team and a great company culture.
  • Open to be based in Auckland or Wellington.


At the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) the work we do counts - it is challenging, unique and continuously evolving. We ensure better outcomes for investors, consumers and the New Zealand economy through our unwavering commitment to promoting and facilitating fair, efficient and transparent financial markets.


With a strong focus on learning and development, we empower our people to shape their roles. This means you'll have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in an environment that encourages expansion and flexibility. We'll support you to be bold and proactive and we'll celebrate your achievements and success.


Right now, we're searching for an exceptional Senior Solicitor to join our Enforcement team, within our General Counsel function. Our Enforcement team is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to FMA enforcement action in response to misconduct and contraventions of the law/professional standards within the financial markets.


In this role, you'll provide high quality legal advice and apply your expertise in relation to investigations, litigation and other enforcement action to ensure FMA's enforcement goals are achieved, and that the enforcement function reinforces FMA's reputation as a strong, effective, proactive and respected organisation.


This position is ideally suited to a senior solicitor from the public sector with enforcement experience or a litigator/ prosecutor in private practice. At least 8 years' post admission experience, knowledge of the financial services industry and a current practising certificate (or entitlement to one) are prerequisites for the role. You will have a good working knowledge of civil procedure (essential) and criminal procedure (desirable) but it will be your drive, enthusiasm and adaptability that will allow you to truly excel in this role. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will be just as important as your technical abilities.


At the FMA, you'll be proud knowing that the work you do is creating a legacy for New Zealand. We offer flexible working arrangements and a variety of wellness activities. A strong emphasis is placed on your life outside the workplace, and diversity and inclusion are championed in an environment where we all have the opportunity to reach our full potential.


At FMA we believe in a workplace where you can Lead, Learn & Live. To discover more and apply, click 'Apply now!' or for further information or confidential enquiries you can contact Jessi Kadow on (09) 967 1237. Applications close Sunday 20 June 2021.


The Financial Markets Authority is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential. We recognise that our continued success is dependent on the performance and ability of our employees.


We value interest from offshore talent for our future pipelines, however due to current border restrictions in New Zealand, we are only able to support local applications or applicants who already possess citizenship or existing working rights for New Zealand.