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Senior Counsel, Global Executive Compensation

Job Req ID 22481035 Primary Location Tampa, 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.


Work as a member of a collaborative team of six highly-experienced lawyers providing enterprise-wide legal support on ERISA, executive compensation and benefits issues.  The candidate should have a broad interest in executive compensation in a global environment, equity compensation, benefits and employment issues, the fiduciary responsibility rules of ERISA and bank regulation of compensation plan design.  The candidate should be comfortable supporting business operations in the context of constantly changing laws, regulations and interpretations, and with regular direct interaction with human resources teams, compliance, risk and finance executives, tax practitioners and employment, broker-dealer regulatory and disclosure lawyers.


At least three years’ experience in ERISA, executive compensation and benefits at a law firm.  Excellent analytical, drafting, communication, and people skills, including attention to technical accuracy and detail, are required.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

General Legal


Time Type:

Full time


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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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