Assistant General Counsel - Commodities

CitiHouston, TexasFull TimeHybrid

The Assistant General Counsel is a senior management-level position responsible for accomplishing results through the management of a team or department 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.


  • Provide commercial legal support in connection with Citigroup's commodities business in North America, including energy, metals and agricultural products
  • Negotiate industry standard trading agreements (including ISDA) and bespoke commodity agreements.
  • Participate in strategic planning and development and contribute to business objectives by utilizing knowledge of industry, laws and regulations
  • Partner with business/functional line management in recommending, developing and executing business initiatives within permissible statutory and regulatory frameworks
  • Manage day-to-day legal activities, serving as a subject matter expert in area of responsibility and provide senior advisory services to business partners
  • Negotiate, coordinate and monitor management of complex legal issues and make key decisions within area of responsibility
  • 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.


  • JD is required and a bar license to practice law
  • 7-10+ years of experience
  • Commodity industry or commodity-focused financial industry experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws and practices
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills
  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication

Job Family Group:


Job Family:

Legal - Product

Time Type:

Full time

Primary Location:

Houston Texas United States

Primary Location Salary Range:

$180,400.00 - $270,600.00

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