NYSE Group lands new legal chief

The parent group of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has named its new general counsel, taking the former legal head of Citigroup International. Rachel Robbins, former general counsel of all of Citigroup’s non-US operations, takes over the top legal job at NYSE Group from Richard Bernard, who retired earlier this year after 10 years in the position. William Freeman was serving as an interim general counsel. Both Bernard and Robbins are former private practice lawyers at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.