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Compliance Counsel/Investigator* (Maplewood, MN) at 3M

Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota





Job Description:

3M is seeking a Compliance Investigator for our Ethics & Compliance team, located at our global headquarters in Maplewood, MN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary

The person hired for the position of Compliance Investigator will primarily be responsible for all aspects of conducting internal compliance investigations, including interviews, email review, document review, and completing written reports on those investigations. The Compliance Investigator will work with compliance counsel and other Ethics & Compliance staff, and, from time to time, with external counsel.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Working independently or at the direction of compliance counsel or external counsel to manage and conduct all phases of internal compliance investigations, including:

    • Interviews

    • Email and document review

    • Report writing



  • Managing matters relating to substantive areas of compliance law.

  • Applying substantive knowledge of laws and/or financial regulations within practice area.

  • Approving expenditures for work performed by outside vendors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school (completed and verified prior to start)

  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in a law enforcement agency, law firm, auditing firm, corporate legal department, finance department, and/or auditing department

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in accounting from an accredited institution

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Fluency in multiple languages

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in compliance law or equivalent experience working in a regulatory legal environment

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with electronic discovery and other electronic document/data preservation, search and review technologies

  • Ability to work independently as part of cross-functional teams

  • 5 years investigative experience with a track record of success, with at least 3 of those years spent on financial or “white collar” crime investigations

  • Demonstrable experience in leading basic fact investigations and conducting interviews

Location:  Maplewood, MN

Travel:  May include up to 25% domestic/international

Relocation:  Is not authorized

3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative, and leadership are valued. Where you’ll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies, and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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