The Citizens Bank Legal Department has an opening for an experienced, highly motivated, and results-oriented attorney with strong professional credentials to join its Corporate Transactions Legal Team.This team is made up of a group of attorneys and paralegals who advise CFG and affiliate business lines in matters relating to strategic transactions, including M&A, and commercial engagements of third party service providers, with a specific focus on the negotiation and documentation of contract terms, including information technology, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, general risk management and information security, as well as regulatory and corporate governance, provisions.
This position is located in Johnston, Rhode Island. Minimal travel (<10%) will be required.
This attorney will focus on representing internal clients within the various business lines of CFG and its affiliates in their dealings with third parties in respect to corporate transactions.
The position will require working on matters collaboratively with other Citizens teams.
This attorney will be required to stay abreast of legal and other developments that could impact Citizens’ strategic transactions and contracting practices, or that could impact the regulatory environment affecting financial services organizations more generally, and to report on those developments to senior management.
This attorney will be expected to advise senior management of risks from time-to-time arising in Citizens’ transactional practices and to help devise practical approaches to their mitigation.
J.D. degree and license to practice law in a jurisdiction.
At least 7 years’ experience within the legal department of a large financial services or other highly-regulated company, or comparable experience at a national law firm, where such individual has provided dedicated support to financial services companies, or clients in other highly-regulated industry segments, for at least 5 years.
An energetic, “take charge” and impactful professional presence; the ability to thoughtfully prioritize work, concurrently manage multiple matters, and effectively interact with senior management; and an abiding interest, ideally evidenced in the candidate’s career to date, in deepening professional knowledge and honing legal abilities.
Excellent verbal, written, and analytical abilities, advanced organizational skills, together with the ability to collaboratively work as part of a team while remaining responsible for seeing one’s own projects through to completion.
Knowledge of federal and state laws impacting financial services companies, especially GLBA, Dodd-Frank, Reg. W, etc.
Internal Number: 207315
About Citizens Bank
Headquartered in Providence, RI, Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions and has a long history of helping its customers reach their potential. From large corporations to a customer’s first bank account, Citizens offers a broad range of services. Catering to the needs of diverse customers starts with listening and understanding so we can help them on their journey, at every milestone and every twist and turn. With Citizens Helping Citizens, we help feed our neighbors, build stronger communities, and support the local economy. In response to COVID-19, we committed $5 million to support nonprofits and small businesses across our footprint. We recently announced a multifaceted, multiyear $10 million investment to help drive social equity and economic advancement in underserved communities which includes grants and charitable support, financing and capital, and opportunities for colleagues to make an impact. We are encouraging our colleagues to volunteer, offering virtual and remote opportunities to give back to our communities and continue living our Credo. To learn more about our business, check us out At-A-Glance or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.