The Citizens Bank Legal Department has an opening for an experienced, highly motivated, and results-oriented attorney with strong professional credentials to join its Corporate Transactions Legal Team.This team is made up of a group of attorneys and paralegals who advise CFG and affiliate business lines in matters relating to strategic transactions, including M&A, and commercial engagements of third party service providers, with a specific focus on the negotiation and documentation of contract terms, including information technology, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, general risk management and information security, as well as regulatory and corporate governance, provisions.

Job Location:

This position is located in Johnston, Rhode Island. Minimal travel (<10%) will be required.

Job Responsibilities:

This attorney will focus on representing internal clients within the various business lines of CFG and its affiliates in their dealings with third parties in respect to corporate transactions.

The position will require working on matters collaboratively with other Citizens teams.

This attorney will be required to stay abreast of legal and other developments that could impact Citizens strategic transactions and contracting practices, or that could impact the regulatory environment affecting financial services organizations more generally, and to report on those developments to senior management.

This attorney will be expected to advise senior management of risks from time-to-time arising in Citizens transactional practices and to help devise practical approaches to their mitigation.



Required: J.D. degree and license to practice law in a jurisdiction.

Required: At least 7 years experience within the legal department of a large financial services or other highly-regulated company, or comparable experience at a national law firm, where such individual has provided dedicated support to financial services companies, or clients in other highly-regulated industry segments, for at least 5 years.

Required: An energetic, take charge and impactful professional presence; the ability to thoughtfully prioritize work, concurrently manage multiple matters, and effectively interact with senior management; and an abiding interest, ideally evidenced in the candidates career to date, in deepening professional knowledge and honing legal abilities.

Required: Excellent verbal, written, and analytical abilities, advanced organizational skills, together with the ability to collaboratively work as part of a team while remaining responsible for seeing ones own projects through to completion.

Preferred: Knowledge of federal and state laws impacting financial services companies, especially GLBA, Dodd-Frank, Reg. W, etc.


Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you’ll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, colleague or a dependents reproductive health decision making, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, genetic characteristic, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, family status/parenthood, victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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