Associate General Counsel - Compensation

S&P GlobalNew York, New YorkFull TimeRemote

Job Description

Associate General Counsel – Compensation


The Role: Associate General Counsel – Compensation

The Grade/Level: 14 (relevant to internal applicants only)

The Location: New York, NY or USA Virtual





The Opportunity: S&P Global is seeking an energetic, business-minded and self-motivated attorney with 7+ years of proven executive compensation and governance experience gained at a leading national law firm and/or in-house (ideally at publicly-traded company) to join its corporate legal team. This attorney should have a track record that demonstrates a strong knowledge of the law, sound practical judgment, and the ability to succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative client-facing environment. 



In this position, the successful candidate will interface with members of the company’s management and HR teams at S&P Global’s 55 Water Street headquarters and the company’s offices around the world to manage and execute on a broad range of compensation and executive compensation matters, as a member of our legal department that is valued for its clear, concise and practical advice.



This position supports a business of ~$11 billion in revenue and ~40,000 employees located around the world.



Reporting Line: This position reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary (who is based in New York).




Key responsibilities:

  • Executive compensation – advise on:

    • All aspects of executive compensation, including corporate, securities, tax and governance issues

    • Equity and incentive compensation plan design, interpretation, operations and tax and regulatory compliance on a global basis

    • Employment, severance and change-in-control agreements for compensation-related issues

    • Efforts to prepare, implement and refine best-in-class practices, policies, guidelines, tools, programs and forms that align with the company’s employee engagement strategy, values and business goals

    • M&A and other strategic transactions on policy, design and implementation aspects of compensation and executive compensation arrangements, including due diligence, pre-close readiness preparation and post-close implementation and integration activities


  • Governance – advise on:

    • Proxy compensation disclosure and periodic reporting (Forms 8-K)

    • Governance best practices, ISS/Glass Lewis and Dodd-Frank and best practices developments

    • Compensation Committee agendas, resolutions, and materials


  • Regulatory, securities and tax compliance – disclosure, filings and compliance under:

    • Federal and state securities law (including §16 insider transaction reporting, proxy filing, and Form 8-Ks)

    • Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes–Oxley, ERISA, tax code (including §409A and §280G)

    • NYSE requirements

    • Any changes in law and regulation that have impact on executive / employee compensation




What We're Looking For:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience gained at law firm and/or in-house (ideally at a publicly-traded company).

  • JD or LLM from an accredited law school and maintains active bar membership in at least one US state.

  • Candidate must have exceptional business judgment, legal issue identification and problem-solving skills.

  • Requires a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving; candidate must be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise and commercial advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs.

  • Candidate must be able to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal team and with internal clients.




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant advisory experience

  • J.D. with exceptional academic credentials

  • Successful track record of in-house or similar advisory experience




Flexible Working:

We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.



Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $148,000 to $300,000. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographical location as well as experience and qualifications for the role.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit link



About Company:

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.


To all recruitment agencies: S&P Global does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward such resumes to any S&P Global employee, office location or website. S&P Global will not be responsible for any fees related to such resume.





Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law. 



102 - Senior Management (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), LGLLGL102 - Senior Management (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 291132
Posted On: 2023-07-31
Location: New York, New York, United States

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