Citizens Financial Group announced the appointment of Polly Klane as general counsel and chief legal officer, effective April 4.

Klane joins Citizens from Capital One Financial, where she most recently served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. She will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Van Saun and will join the executive committee.

She brings more than 25 years of legal experience to the role. At Capital One, Klane managed legal teams responsible for corporate transactions, corporate governance, securities, commercial banking, capital markets, intellectual property, treasury, cybersecurity, technology, and data privacy.

Klane assumes the general counsel role from Malcolm Griggs, who had been overseeing the legal department. Griggs will continue in his capacity as chief risk officer.