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Legal Counsel I

S&P Global
$88,000- $156,000
Posted Jun 06
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

About The Role

Grade Level (for internal use):


The Role: Senior Legal Counsel

The Team

S&P Global Mobility is part of the S&P Global organization. It provides invaluable insights derived from automotive data, enabling our customers to anticipate change and make informed decisions. Our expertise helps our customers to optimize their businesses, reach the right consumers, and shape the future of mobility.

The Impact

  • You will be a strategic legal point covering the legal affairs of the North America Automotive Insights business. You will be responding to internal client inquiries, providing valuable support in the handling of legal matters and in all aspects of the contract process, reviewing contracts, training the commercial organization on legal and contracting procedures, negotiating and drafting contracts for data and analytical products and services and assisting with special projects outside of routine client facing contracting as needed.

What’s In It For You

  • You will provide support to the U.S. Automotive Insights team. You will be handling licensing agreements and consultancy contracts, overseeing product and policy related initiatives, and offering legal guidance on various commercial legal matters and internal business processes.
  • You will be part of an in-house legal team that is highly regarded within the business and offers great opportunities to gain insights into various facets of our operations.
  • You will have the potential for outstanding professional development and the chance to engage with a diverse array of legal issues.


  • Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting data rights for a variety of agreements, including but not limited to strategic agreements, customer agreements for data products, services, information and technology vendor agreements.
  • Interact and collaborate with internal team members and stakeholders on other legal matters including Information security, Privacy (GDPR, DPPA, CCPA), managing and protecting the Company’s intellectual property.
  • Support the Automotive Insights product team and other business teams as required and provide them with adequate and innovative business solutions.
  • Ensure that the Company’s intellectual property and general practices are protected, and liability and risk exposure are mitigated.
  • Identification, enforcement, and training on appropriate policies and procedures, including areas concerning privacy and other regulatory matters.

Basic Qualifications

What We’re Looking For :

  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 5+ years post-qualified experience.
  • Strong experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in English, ideally licensing agreements, either in-house or private practice.
  • Enthusiastic, service-oriented, proactive, and dedicated to problem-solving, coupled with a curious nature, a pleasant demeanor, and outstanding written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Strong working knowledge of contract, commercial and intellectual property law. This includes protection of copyright and other proprietary rights, data privacy, warranties, indemnification, disclaimer of liability and, ideally, data licensing provisions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to thrive both independently and as a collaborative team member, even in high-pressure and demanding corporate settings.
  • Proficiency in establishing robust and productive working relationships with critical internal and external stakeholders from diverse functions and cultural backgrounds.
  • Self-assured and equipped to engage with individuals at all levels within the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Law degree from a university or law school.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken)
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.

The Location: US-Detroit

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $88,000.00-$156,000.00. 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

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.

LGLLGL202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 300771

Posted On: 2024-06-05

Location: Southfield, Michigan, United States