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Senior Director, Senior Managing Counsel – Governance & Executive Compensation

Posted Jun 27
Full Time
HybridPittsburg, California

Job Description

At BNY, our culture empowers you to grow and succeed. As a leading global financial services company at the center of the world’s financial system we touch nearly 20% of the world’s investible assets. Every day around the globe, our 50,000+ employees bring the power of their perspective to the table to create solutions with our clients that benefit businesses, communities and people everywhere.    

We continue to be a leader in the industry, awarded as a top home for innovators and for creating an inclusive workplace. Through our unique ideas and talents, together we help make money work for the world. This is what #LifeAtBNY is all about.

The Corporate Secretarial and Disclosure Group in the Legal Department is seeking an outstanding attorney to join its public company governance and disclosure team. The role will have particular focus on executive compensation and related governance and securities matters. The attorney will work closely with the rest of the Secretary’s team, as well as BNY Mellon’s People Team, Investor Relations, and other groups within the company and the Legal Department to advise Senior Management and the Board on key governance and executive compensation matters. 

The position will report to the Corporate Secretary in the firm’s PITTSBURGH, PA office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways: 

  • Support the Corporate Secretary on all aspects of executive compensation governance, including the processes related to the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Assist with preparation for the meetings of the Board of Directors, including preparation of meeting agendas and materials, as well as drafting board minutes
  • Assist with the preparation of BNY Mellon’s proxy statement and for the annual meeting, 
  • Provide support with investor outreach and engagement related to executive compensation and other corporate governance practices throughout the course of the year
  • Advise on executive compensation matters, including related disclosures for BNY Mellon’s Exchange Act filings and assessing and advising on BNY Mellon’s related policies and practices
  • Manage Section 16 compliance program, including Form 3, 4 and 5 filings
  • Counsel on governance, corporate and regulatory matters for BNY Mellon’s subsidiaries and their boards and committees
  • Stay current on executive compensation and corporate governance trends and best practices, NYSE developments, and translate into clear guidance for Senior Management and key partners across the enterprise
  • Assist with NYSE listing and governance requirements

To be successful in this role, we’re seeking the following: 

  • 8+ years with a top tier law firm; in-house experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience advising public companies on corporate, securities, executive compensation and equity compensation matters
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, including SEC, Internal Revenue Code, and ERISA rules, regulations and guidance; experience with bank regulation a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently managing workload, priorities, and deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Executive presence, acute attention to detail and good judgment in consulting with colleagues and clients
  • Juris Doctor degree and in good standing to practice law in the US (NY bar preferred)

At BNY, our culture speaks for itself. Here’s a few of our awards: 

  • America’s Most Innovative Companies, Fortune, 2024
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune 2024
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Corporate Equality Index, 100% score, 2023-2024
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability: IN – 100% score, 2023-2024
  • “Most Just Companies”, Just Capital and CNBC, 2024
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Top performing company for Sustainability, 2024
  • Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI), 2023

Our Benefits and Rewards:

BNY offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life’s journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves, including paid volunteer time, that can support you and your family through moments that matter. 


BNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


BNY Mellon assesses market data to ensure a competitive compensation package for our employees. The base salary for this position is expected to be between $180,000 and $300,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base salary if hired will be determined on an individualized basis, including as to experience and market location, and is only part of the BNYM total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, short and long-term incentive packages, and company- sponsored benefit programs.

This position is at-will and the Company reserves the right to modify base (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, change in geographic location, Company or individual department/team performance and market factors

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Our ambition is to build the best global team – one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve – and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.