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Paul S. Tufaro


Long Island City, NY, USA

Paul Tufaro
Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Compliance

Paul Tufaro is the Global Head of Corporate Compliance at Citigroup.  In this role, he has compliance oversight responsibility for Citi’s corporate functions, including Operations & Technology, Risk, Finance, and Human Resources, as well as enterprise compliance responsibility for bank regulatory requirements, records management, and pensions and retirement plans.  It addition, Paul serves as the Chairman of the Citi Policy Committee which has the sole authority to approve internal policies that are intended to apply broadly across organization.    He joined Citi in 2010, as Associate General Counsel for Citibank, N.A., in which role he provided strategic legal advice to bank executive management on regulatory and compliance matters, corporate governance issues, and international franchise management.

Paul previously served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a leading independent investment banking firm’s wealth management division, in which role he established and managed compliance programs for a de novo bank and a newly registered investment adviser.   In addition, Paul was the General Counsel and Head of Compliance of Merrill Lynch’s primary U.S. bank subsidiary before its acquisition by Bank of America.  At Merrill Lynch he was the driver of many key infrastructure initiatives, including the development and implementation of the bank’s corporate governance framework and safety and soundness compliance program, and the overhaul of the bank’s policies and procedures.

Paul began his legal career as an attorney in the bank regulatory practice of the international law firm, Mayer, Brown & Platt, where he advised financial institutions on a wide array of regulatory compliance matters.

Paul is the former Co-Chairman of the Banking Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association and has authored and co-authored various articles on financial regulation appearing in the New York Law Journal, National Underwriter, and the Banking Policy Report.

Paul holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from American University.  He is a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.


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