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Senior Lead Counsel - Litigation

Job Req ID 24744963 Location(s) London, United Kingdom Job Type Hybrid Job Category Legal
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The Cross Border / International Litigation & Investigation Counsel – Senior Lead Counsel I – provides legal support, advice, guidance and management across a broad range of contentious matters across all business areas spanning over 50 jurisdictions in the UK, Europe and Middle East & Africa clusters (Business Cluster). This position will report to the Head of Cross Border / International Litigation & Investigations. The work involved and related responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advising generally on disputes across all jurisdictions in the Business
  • Conducting investigations and inquiries into regulatory issues
  • Managing the conduct of regulatory and legal proceedings, criminal and civil, to the best outcome including negotiations; managing reputation and franchise risk; selecting and instructing local external counsel; and ongoing management of related legal costs
  • Conducting and taking the lead on internal investigations, providing support on ethics-related complaints, and working in partnership with Citi’s Compliance and independent investigation teams
  • Working with internal lawyers at country and cluster levels, and with Citi lawyers in the US
  • Advising generally in any matters involving disputes and court process;
  • Assisting in maintaining a significant litigation reporting database for the preparation of reports to senior management
  • Appropriately assessing risk and applying sound ethical judgment regarding conduct of personnel, escalating, managing and reporting issues.

The individual should possess the following competencies -

  • A demonstration of strong ethical awareness, and integrity;
  • Intellectual strength, sound judgment and strong ability to recognize issues so as to distil information rapidly in order to identify legal and business issues and to advise upon them, exercising appropriate perspective and judgment.
  • The ability to work flexibly, decisively, and under tight time and demanding conditions to manage a broad range of issues and to work with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Resourcefulness and strong commercial awareness in order to respond to business issues with workable solutions, to take decisions under critical time pressure and to proactively manage related risk.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills – the ability to relay precise information orally and in writing to a range of audiences of various sizes up to the level of regional senior management.
  • Ability and preparedness to take the lead in making appropriate recommendations to senior members of management.
  • Ability to deliver high levels of client service with a client-focused perspective.
  • Team approach – ability to promote collaboration within the team and throughout the organization; and to influence and guide others in reaching appropriate decisions.

The above job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

What we can offer you

This is a role that will offer you the opportunity to build and develop an in-depth knowledge within Legal and drive your career forward. 

Sounds like Citi has everything you need? Then apply to discover the true extent of your capabilities.

We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.

By joining Citi London, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as: 

  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self every day.  We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Legal - Enterprise


Time Type:

Full time


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