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Michael S. Helfer

Citigroup Inc.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
New York, NY, USA

Michael Helfer is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Citi and a member of Citi's Senior Leadership Committee.
Prior to joining Citi in 2003, Mr. Helfer was President of Strategic Investments and Chief Strategic Officer at Nationwide Insurance. He had been a Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, clerked for Chief Judge David Bazelon (D.C. Cir.), and served as Counsel for the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Helfer is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable and the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
A founding member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Children America, Mr. Helfer served as President of the Legal Aid Society in Washington, D.C. and is now a member of the Advisory Board of the Legal Aid Society of New York. 

He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont Men's College.


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