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Senior Counsel, Global Digital Banking

Job Req ID 22545176 Location(s) New York, New York; Jacksonville, Florida Job Category Legal
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The Senior Counsel is a senior professional position responsible for accomplishing results through the management of a team or department in an effort to manage and direct day-to-day legal activities in coordination with the Legal team. The overall objective of this role is to provide legal support, advice and guidance across a broad range of practice areas.


  • Manage day to day activities of Legal team(s) within a country, product or sub-unit
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide recommendations for pay increases, promotions, terminations, etc.
  • Provide legal advisory services to business managers and defend legal matters
  • Supervise external counsel and resolve moderately complex issues
  • Continuously stay informed of regulatory changes, new regulations, internal policy changes and developments in the law
  • Allocate and coordinate resources and conduct planning and budgeting activities, as needed
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.


  • 6-10 years of relevant experience
  • Valid Bar license to practice law
  • Banking/financial industry experience or experience from big law firm
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of area of responsibility
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws and practices
  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills


  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred

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

As a lawyer supporting digital and other technology initiatives for Citi’s consumer banking businesses, this individual will work with a team of attorneys and legal professionals located in the US that provides legal guidance  regarding digital products and features and related technology solutions for the Cards, Wealth  and Retail Bank businesses.  This individual will be intellectually curious and eager to learn, have very strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively across business and functional areas. The successful candidate will be able to develop an understanding of the underlying Cards, Wealth  and Retail Bank business activities as a whole and leverage that knowledge together with an understanding of legal and regulatory risks to proactively identify and address potential issues.  He/She will be eager to understand issues and engage with a collaborative  and practical approach to help find sensible solutions.  The successful candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand complex issues and effectively translate them into clear and easily understandable concepts across different audiences.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support for digital and other technology initiatives that support  Citi’s consumer banking businesses
  • Work with  business, legal and functional colleagues to proactively identify and manage legal, regulatory, reputational and other relevant risks
  • Provide advice and support on the development and implementation of new digital product or service offerings (e.g. mobile banking applications, money movement) as well as initiatives to enhance digital engagement and interaction with customers (e.g. new applications to identify, acquire and service customers, enhance customer experience and increase digital usage)
  • Structure, negotiate and draft commercial agreements with technology and other partners
  • Develop relationships with business stakeholders, team members and other functional areas through an open and collaborative style; in addition to supporting business, the attorney will work closely with other lawyers in the US and other regions as well as key functional partners, including compliance and risk management 


  • J.D. and licensed to practice in the US with 3+ years of professional legal experience
  • Experience with digital banking and other technology initiatives
  • Experience with legal issues in consumer banking or wealth management, including relevant federal and state consumer banking laws and regulations (e.g. the Electronic Signatures Act, the Electronic Funds Transfers Act/Regulation E, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act/Regulation B and UDAAP among others) or wealth management laws and regulations (e.g. Investment Advisors Act, Securities Act and FINRA Rules among others).
  • Experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements with technology partners
  • Experience with data privacy and security issues, including collection, ownership, use, storage and other legal issues related to handling of customer data
  • Important attributes will include the ability to exercise good judgment; ability to offer practical solutions and sound advice in situations where laws are uncertain and evolving; a willingness to actively engage with business partners; the ability to listen, be creative and solve problems; the ability to collaborate across business, legal and other functional teams in a complex business organization.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

General Legal


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$163,430.00 - $245,140.00


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Effective November 1, 2021, Citi requires that all successful applicants for positions located in the United States or Puerto Rico be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

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