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Senior Lead Counsel, Ethics Senior Officer (Hybrid)

Job Req ID 24750165 Location(s) Irving, Texas; Tampa, Florida Job Type Hybrid Job Category Compliance and Control
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Job Description

Citi Legal is an integrated, global function responsible for providing legal advice to the Board of Directors, senior management, businesses, legal entities and other functions on legal and regulatory issues and for reporting, escalating, and resolving legal matters appropriately.

Citi Legal seeks an experienced attorney to join the Citi Global Ethics Office. The Citi Global Ethics Office works with partners all over the world, including with other Citi control functions, to communicate Citi’s values and expectations of employee behavior, handle internal investigations of employee-related issues and to identify and escalate matters, as appropriate.

Based in Irving, Texas, or Tampa, Florida the Ethics Group Manager will report to a Director in Citi’s Global Ethics Office and ultimately to Citi's Head of Ethics. 

This position will be responsible for the effective management of ethics-related investigations across control and enterprise-support functions within North and Latin America, as well as parts of APAC.  In that capacity, the role must coordinate the timely investigation and effective management of matters reported to the Ethics Office, provide direction and guidance to investigation partners performing ethics-related investigations, and liaise with partners in ICRM, HR, CSIS, and other functions, as appropriate, on investigations and other Ethics Office initiatives.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of litigation, prosecutorial, investigations, employment law, or regulatory experience, including familiarity with the financial services industry and products, and a strong understanding and familiarity with a global, corporate environment.  The successful candidate will have outstanding writing and analytical skills, sound judgment, discretion, and an understanding of business processes.  This individual should also possess extraordinary project management and organizational skills and be capable of handling multiple projects at one time.  Familiarity with the United States Sentencing Guidelines, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, whistleblowing laws and regulations outside the United States, and related best practices is a plus.  Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills (written and oral) are critical, as this individual will work in a high volume, fast-paced environment.  

The primary responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating concerns reported to the Ethics Office.
  • Determining assignment of matters reported to the Ethics Office to the appropriate control function partners.
  • Effectively managing the investigation of matters reported to the Ethics Office, including active monitoring and follow up with control function partners performing Ethics Office investigations.
  • Providing credible challenge to control function partners performing Ethics Office investigations, giving direction and guidance to the end-to-end handling of internal investigations.
  • Preparing accurate and concise written closure summaries for Ethics Office matters.
  • Escalating and reporting on significant matters and trends.
  • Evaluating new laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance related to employee reporting hotlines.
  • Preparing materials for presentations as part of employee engagement programs.
  • Assisting with other Ethics Office initiatives as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Candidates Must Have:

  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate with team members
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and capability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare accurate summaries of complex facts and concepts
  • J.D. and legal background strongly preferred


Job Family Group:

Compliance and Control


Job Family:



Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Irving Texas United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$156,160.00 - $234,240.00

In addition to salary, Citi’s offerings may also include, for eligible employees, discretionary and formulaic incentive and retention awards. Citi offers competitive employee benefits, including: medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k); life, accident, and disability insurance; and wellness programs. Citi also offers paid time off packages, including planned time off (vacation), unplanned time off (sick leave), and paid holidays. For additional information regarding Citi employee benefits, please visit Available offerings may vary by jurisdiction, job level, and date of hire.


Anticipated Posting Close Date:

Jun 04, 2024


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