Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition  explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

As the senior lawyer supporting Citigroup’s Cards Division, this individual will co-lead a team of attorneys and legal professional located in the US that provides legal guidance to business leaders that supports the US Cards business.This individual will build strong relationships and work closely with business leaders, while ensuring that Citi and its shareholders are well protected and positioned in the market.

This person will lead the department and will implement best practices to ensure that the processes used are transparent, clear and efficient.He/She will provide strategic direction and an environment where team members develop and excel.

The successful candidate will understand the Cards business as a whole and leverage legal knowledge to grow the business, anticipate risk and avoid regulatory pitfalls.He/She will clearly and effectively communicate with business leaders as well as external constituents such as regulators.

Specific Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of the full delivery of legal services related to the US Cards businesses, including leadership of the group and management of outside law firms.

Work with the business, legal colleagues, and the other control functions to identify and manage franchise and reputational risks.

Advise on existing legal issues as well as proactively advise on potential risks; spot legal and regulatory trends and advise business leaders on how to pursue business goals in a way that avoids potential legal/regulatory issues.

Operate at the most senior levels of the business, addressing strategic issues and contributing to the executive decision-making process on issues ranging from partnership and loyalty to complex marketing campaigns.

Effectively develop and manage the existing legal team to provide maximum impact.Mentor key individuals, helping them develop broader impact skills in concert with their existing technical strengths.

Play a key leadership role in building relationships with business leaders, team members and other departments through an open and collaborative style.


A J.D. and 20+ years of professional experience

Significant experience with legal issues specific to a cards business and payments, including financial technology expertise; consumer financial services experience required

Significant regulatory experience, including conversancy with the CFPB

Experience leading and mentoring a high performance, client-focused legal team

Keen understanding of emerging legal trends and risks, including developing areas of consumer protectionism in the regulatory and litigation arenas

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies:

Strategic Advisor

A visionary leader, able to see around corners, anticipate trends/changes and appropriately communicate this vision in a way that encourages the business to operate efficiently or differently.

Inspiration Leadership

Drives excellent through others to achieve organizational performance and change. Able to align teams and resources to fit the overall strategy of the function and the enterprise.

A “talent magnet”, who attracts the best in the industry and has a proven track record of building best in class teams.

Decisive Thinker and “Executor”

Able to analyze and think through highly complex issues, but then appropriate execute and implement against a well thought through framework in a seamless manner

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