Elaine Mandelbaum is Managing Director and General Counsel of Litigation and Regulatory Investigations of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG). Her group is responsible for all litigation, arbitrations, internal investigations and regulatory and law enforcement investigations and enforcement proceedings for Citigroup’s institutional businesses, including corporate and investment banking, sales and trading, capital markets origination, securities services, trade and treasury services and private banking. Elaine also is a member of the Global ICG Legal Management Committee.
Prior to starting at Citigroup in 1997, Ms. Mandelbaum was a litigation attorney at the New York office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, and previously at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Elaine is President of the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society, having served on the SIFMA C&L Executive Committee since 2009, including as Chair of SIFMA C&L’s 2015 Annual Seminar. She was Vice Chair of the FINRA National Adjudicatory Council, the appellate body for decisions rendered in FINRA disciplinary and membership proceedings. Elaine is on the Board of Directors of the Legal Action Center and the National Council of Jewish Women, and was the recipient of the 2015 “Woman Who Dared” Award from the NCJW
Elaine is a frequent speaker at PLI, SIFMA and other industry conferences on topics relating to complex securities litigation, corporate governance, internal and regulatory investigations and issues relating to women in the securities industry. She is an honors graduate of Yale College and of Harvard Law School.