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Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law

S&P Global
$143,000- $251,500
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
New York

About The Role

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The Role: Assistant General Counsel - Labor & Employment (Americas)

S&P Global is seeking a business-minded and self-motivated attorney. 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 collaborative environment. Labor law and international employment law experience required . In this position, the successful candidate will interface with members of the company’s management and People teams at S&P Global’s offices in the Americas to manage and execute on a broad range of employment and labor matters. This reports to the Associate General Counsel for Labor & Employment, who reports to the Chief Corporate Counsel of S&P Global.

The Impact

  • Serving as the subject matter expert in all areas of Americas labor and employment laws; ensuring compliance with all applicable employment practices laws, rules and regulations.
  • Providing strategic legal counsel and risk management advice to management and the People team on a wide variety of HR and employment practices matters, such as recruiting, compensation, performance management, separations, internal investigations, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, diversity and inclusion, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants, reasonable accommodations, employee classification, immigration and general employment risk management.
  • Participate in efforts to prepare, implement and refine best-in-class labor- and employment-related practices, policies, guidelines, tools, programs and forms that align with the company’s employee engagement strategy, values and business goals.
  • Representing and defending the company as necessary in employment disputes, including lawyer’s letters and administrative charges. Manage outside counsel as necessary for employment litigation.


  • Liaising with the Head of Labor & Employment on employment matters in the Americas.
  • Preparing and conducting regular employee and management trainings on relevant matters, and managing company training programs in conjunction with the People team.
  • Monitoring and assessing the impact of legal and regulatory developments and enforcement trends at a country and local level.
  • Counseling management and the People team on new or pending legislation, laws, rules and regulations and industry developments and trends that affect the company and its operations.
  • Efficiently managing outside counsel with an eye toward minimizing outside counsel expense and meeting budget.
  • Review the existing labor compliance framework for each country in APAC & India - identify gaps and actions required. Partner with the People team & compliance partners (if any) to ensure risk free business operations.
  • Advise the People team on applicable statutory changes &/or implications related to our wellbeing/benefits programs (existing or new).

Basic Qualifications

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 the United States.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate must bring a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal team and with internal clients, integrity is a must.
  • Significant advisory experience.
  • JD with exceptional academic credentials.
  • Successful track record of in-house or similar advisory experience.

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $143,000.00-$251,500.00. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

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 describes discrimination protections under federal law.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), LGLLGL202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 297869

Posted On: 2024-04-25

Location: New York, New York, United States

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