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Associate General Counsel, Anti-Money Laundering and Investigations

Company: citi
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

About CitiCiti, 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.The Associate General Counsel for AML and Investigations will report into the Financial Crimes Compliance and Investigations team in the Legal Department. - The attorney occupying this position will be responsible for, and will supervise a team of lawyers, advising on issues relating to anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance, conducting internal investigations related to potential violations of criminal or civil laws, Citi's Ethics policies, and other scenarios that could require disclosure to governmental authorities, including bank regulatory agencies, and interacting with law enforcement agencies. -Additional responsibilities may include coordinating responses to discovery requests related to matters covered by the Financial Crimes Compliance and Investigations team and retaining and managing external counsel in relation to investigations.The primary responsibility in this position will be to provide legal advice to the Bank's business lines and Compliance and control functions regarding anti-money laundering regulations and compliance. - This will also include reviewing and advising on AML-related contractual obligations and considering relevant legal risks with potential mergers and acquisitions on occasion. Knowledge of USA PATRIOT ACT requirements and anti-money laundering or other regulatory experience in the financial services industry is highly desirable; previous government experience is a plus. - -Additional responsibilities include the handling of in-depth investigations regarding complex matters of significance to the Bank. The candidate for this position should have significant experience conducting investigations, including the ability to draft memoranda, summaries or other reports, that effectively and concisely communicate findings and recommendations to senior leadership, as necessary. - -The Associate General Counsel role is a management role that requires the supervision of a team of lawyers within the Compliance and Investigations group. The candidate must have the proven ability to successfully manage teams of lawyers; allocating workloads, projects, and resources to competently provide legal services in a timely fashion, while maintaining an active workload themselves. A track-record of increasing legal management experience is required. - -Solid judgment is an absolute requisite. - Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills are critical as the individual in this position will have regular contact with senior business managers, senior compliance officers, attorneys, law enforcement professionals and regulators. - The Assistant General Counsel for AML Investigations also must be someone who is comfortable working in a collaborative, fast-paced corporate setting. -Qualifications:JD is required.10 plus years of experience as a practicing attorney.A proven ability to lead/manage a team of lawyers with a history of increasing responsibility and the ability to comfortably make actionable decisions.Significant experience in conducting investigations.Background and knowledge in financial crimes is preferred, in particular knowledge of anti-money laundering rules and regulations.Ability to quickly analyze regulations and guidance to provide practical advice to internal clients.Ability to work with other compliance and/or investigative professionals.Comfortable dealing with senior business managers, attorneys, law enforcement professionals, internal investigators, and regulators on a daily basis.Highly-motivated self-starter who will thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced working environment.-------------------------------------------------Job Family Group: Legal-------------------------------------------------Job Family:General Legal------------------------------------------------------Time Type:Full time------------------------------------------------------Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi") invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi.View the "EEO is the Law" poster. View the EEO is the Law Supplement.View the EEO Policy Statement.View the Pay Transparency Posting-----------------------------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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