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Description: The General Counsel's Office (GCO) of Citi's Institutional Client Group is seeking an attorney based in New York to provide transactional and regulatory advice and documentary assistance to traders and salespeople in various credit trading businesses for North America and Latin America. The attorney will work closely with and support the trading, structuring and sales desks for flow and structured credit products, including loans, securities and credit derivative transactions. The attorney will be expected to be familiar with, or learn, provisions of laws applicable to the businesses including the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, Dodd Frank Title VII and the Volcker rule.
Responsibilities will include drafting, advising and reviewing structured finance, loan and derivative transactions as well as supervision of external counsel. The attorney will also participate as a Citi representative in industry group meetings to evaluate best practices and provide comments on proposed rules, regulations and market practices.
As part of the internal control architecture, the legal team is also an important part of the approval process for all new products as well as ensuring compliance with Citi policies and procedures to protect the Citi franchise; therefore, commercial awareness and excellent judgement are essential skills for the successful candidate. Candidates must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills given that the attorney will have extensive interaction with the business, Citi control functions and external counsel. The attorney will also be expected to make presentations and conduct training sessions, therefore candidates should be comfortable with public speaking.
JD degree is required, with New York Bar qualification
5+ years in the securities or corporate transactional practice at a national or large regional law firm and/or in-house legal department. Experience with structured transactions, credit derivative transactions and loan products. Familiarity with the ISDA Master Agreement and the ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions.
Identifying and analyzing legal risks and opportunities presented by transactions and ensuring that Citi's policy, legal and regulatory standards are maintained. Escalation of novel issues and franchise concerns.
Working closely with the business teams and liaising with other control groups within Citi, for example, Risk, Accounting Policy, Tax and Compliance.
Knowledge of securities laws, Dodd-Frank regulations, such as Tile VII and the Volcker Rule.
Advanced expertise in Microsoft Office products - Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint & SharePoint - demonstrated creativity in use of these products to solve analytical problems .
Established project management skills - Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and executes daily duties with minimal supervision.
Internal Number: 5052346
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