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Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:22 pm

Anyone heard back yet? Interviews were last week.
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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:45 pm

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:32 am

Does anyone know the long-term career effects of entering a program like this, at any kind of institution? Anyone know anyone that's done one?

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the long-term career effects of entering a program like this, at any kind of institution? Anyone know anyone that's done one?


Interested in this. I would think you couldn't go back to being a lawyer but I wonder what the long-term prospects are.

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:46 pm

but you are a "lawyer"?

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:but you are a "lawyer"?


You have a JD and can take the bar. But I get the sense that at large banks there are lawyers and there are compliance people. I'd like to know what the career progression for someone on this track is.

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby qisma » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:34 am

If you are smart and you can hustle, I've seen people move from Compliance into S&T, M&A and one is now a general counsel in private equity at MS. I considered a move into the business myself but ultimately left the securities industry all together. It depends on what you want. You won't really be doing legal/transactional work in compliance, as its not work that requires a JD. But it's a decent paying job with good hours and fairly good job stability (at the rate things are going and with Dodd Frank, financial sector will be over-regulated until the end of mankind).

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby SHANbangs » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:48 am

Can anybody post or pm me a link to the actual application. I started searching for it way back in 1st semester of 1L, but all i could find was a news posting of its program in 2010. I figured they had shuttered it, so I gave up. Also, not to hijack this thread, but does anybody know of any other in-house legal programs that hire JDs?

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby usfvictor » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:09 pm

MetLife has a similar program. I asked about it last year, but heard no replies. Here is the info:

http://www.metlife.com/careers/developm ... ships.html

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby ruski » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:54 pm

qisma wrote:If you are smart and you can hustle, I've seen people move from Compliance into S&T, M&A and one is now a general counsel in private equity at MS. I considered a move into the business myself but ultimately left the securities industry all together. It depends on what you want. You won't really be doing legal/transactional work in compliance, as its not work that requires a JD. But it's a decent paying job with good hours and fairly good job stability (at the rate things are going and with Dodd Frank, financial sector will be over-regulated until the end of mankind).


this is kind of misleading. this is certainly not the standard career progression, and was much more common during the boom years (and even then it was not easy to lateral into such groups). i know of BB who are still conducting layoffs as just a few weeks ago in their front office depts, so i really doubt there will be any lawyers moving in any time soon.

everyone i know in compliance says its crazy boring and monotonous, but the hours are decent and you're making low six figures so things could certainly be worse.

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Re: Citi Compliance Program

Postby qisma » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:04 pm

Of course it's not standard. I prefaced it by saying "if you are smart and can hustle." Not everyone is smart and not everyone hustles. A lot of people just stayed in compliance, which they may have wanted or maybe not. Either way, you are not in the Legal department nor are you doing true legal work in Compliance, so its not the best path if you want to be an attorney. But this topic was posted only a few months ago, which leads me to believe the Compliance hiring program is still alive at Citigroup. If that's the case, its easier to move around (or try to) once you are hired and then, everything I said still applies.




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