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Assistant General Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions

S&P Global
Posted Jan 21
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

Job Description

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The RoleAssistant General Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions

S&P Global is seeking an experienced, practical, business-oriented and collaborative attorney to assume the role of Assistant General Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, reporting directly to the Associate General Counsel – Legal Head of Mergers & Acquisitions who is based in New York, USA. The Assistant General Counsel, M&A will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and execution on a broad range of global M&A activities and key strategic and business initiatives. The Assistant General Counsel, M&A will have the opportunity to partner closely with colleagues in strategy, corporate development, finance, and the people team, among others, while forming part of a collaborative legal department that is valued for its clear and concise advice.

The Impact

The Assistant General Counsel, M&A is responsible for supporting a business of approximate $12 billion in revenue and over 35,000 employees world-wide, serving as a critical business partner and trusted advisor to our senior leadership team in advancing our M&A and strategic initiatives across the global organization.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney with at least five (5) years of a broad range of cross-border and domestic M&A experience, and preferably prior in-house experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, team-building and interpersonal skills, strong judgment, an eagerness to learn about our evolving company and a passion for the financial and commodities markets and the data that powers those markets.


  • Independently manage and execute key strategic M&A transactions, investments and partnerships from inception to closing, including advising on structure and deal documentation and leading transaction negotiation.

  • Ensure all appropriate internal stakeholders and functional partners are engaged in reviewing and mitigating transaction risks, and that all transactions are executed in accordance with all applicable procedures and policies.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal constituents including the corporate and divisional Strategy, M&A, and Partnerships business teams and other core functional teams.

  • Review, draft, negotiate and/or manage outside counsel review of core transaction documents including purchase agreements, transition services arrangements, joint venture arrangements and other similar agreements.

  • Manage due diligence processes and coordinate requests and input from key internal stakeholders.

  • Prepare approval documents for various internal committees and boards of directors.

  • Oversee deal-related regulatory and compliance requirements; coordinate related corporate filings with corporate secretarial function.

  • Assist with other corporate legal matters and provide substantive support for the rest of the Legal team, as needed, including vendor/procurement agreements and licensing agreements.

  • Efficiently manage outside counsel with an eye toward minimizing outside counsel expense and meeting budget.

Key Requirements:

  • J.D. or equivalent from a top law school with exceptional academic credentials and admitted, active and in good standing in at least one US state bar.

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience gained at a leading law firm and/or in-house at a financial services/data-focused company; experience with fintech M&A, ventures and partnerships a plus.

  • Ability to prioritize, remain organized, and execute effectively on established timelines to meet the business needs of internal clients.

  • Ability to work on multiple, complex transactions in a fast paced, energetic department.

  • A detail-oriented, self-starter attitude with the ability to think critically, operate autonomously and exercise independent judgment.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization.

  • Be a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal team and with internal clients.

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $167,000.00-213,000.00]. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. 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, please click here.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

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 discrimination protections under federal law. 

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