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Washington, DC

Meg C. Michiels

Business Regulation & Regulated Industries


    Meg Michiels is Senior Vice President, Counsel for Citi’s State and Local Government Relations team and is based in Citi’s Washington DC office. Meg serves as the team’s legal and legislative affairs counsel, and as the liaison to Citigroup businesses and stakeholders on state and local policy matters, spanning from core traditional consumer and commercial banking topics to emerging areas of privacy and fintech policy, and more.  Meg also directly covers Citi’s government affairs advocacy efforts for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She also closely engages on state and local policy issues with primary trade associations and organizations.

    Meg joined Citi in July 2015 from the American Bankers Association where she was Vice President and Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. In this role, Meg monitored and provided analysis to bank members and state bankers associations on key state legislation of importance to the banking industry. Prior to joining the American Bankers Association, Meg worked in transactional finance and banking law for eight years in the general counsel’s office for a specialty finance company in Washington, DC.  Meg was responsible for managing corporate legal interests with a concentration on project finance and risk management in renewable energy finance and long-term asset acquisitions in the agricultural sector.

    Meg graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and received her Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law. Meg is admitted to the bars in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is active with professional and educational networks, including serving as the Washington DC Alumni Admissions Program Committee Chair with Georgetown University.  She currently holds several industry leadership positions on behalf of Citi in serving as Treasurer on the Board of the Card Coalition and the Payments Committee Chair with the American Financial Services Association.

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