Associate General Counsel
McGraw Hill Financial - New York, NY

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Description

Standard & Poor's is the world's premier provider of investment research, market indices, credit ratings, financial data, and fixed income research and analysis. With more than 10,000 employees and offices in nearly two dozen countries, S&P is valued by investors and financial decision-makers everywhere for its analytical independence, market expertise and thought leadership. For 150 years Standard & Poor's has been an integral part of the global economic infrastructure. Its operations provide essential information to nearly every segment of the global financial community, creating the tools, analysis and research needed to make informed investment decisions. http://www.sandp.com/.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is seeking an Associate General Counsel to work in its New York office providing general legal counseling in support of its ratings business. The candidate must be a highly motivated team player with superior legal ability, written and oral presentation skills and superior interpersonal and communication skills.

Accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Perform legal work in support of ratings analytical process which includes:

review of legal opinions, legal structure and other applicable legal issues;

review, revision and development of criteria for appropriate consideration and analysis of legal issues;

analyze and interpret laws and regulations in support of ratings analysis to keep analysts up to date on legal developments that may impact their analysis;

provide thought leadership to further strategic goals of transparency and market education with respect to legal criteria and methodologies;

prepare and conduct internal training on legal matters to assist in analytic training;

Perform legal work in support of ratings analytical process which includes:

provide counseling in support of Ratings Services’ Quality and Criteria functions;

counsel Ratings Services’ personnel in connection with their speaking engagements, publications and other outreach efforts;

provide support in connection with key Ratings Services’ agreements;

Lead and/or participate in special projects promoting either analytic or general legal counseling matters.

Qualifications

Qualifications include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Law degree, active member of the New York State Bar
  • 4 - 8 years of work experience in structured finance in either major law firm or in-house position
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to influence others who are not in the same line of authority
  • Excellent presentation, writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with internal/external audiences
  • Self-motivated and well organized with the ability to handle multiple, high-priority projects while attending to details; able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Hands-on, energetic and a motivated self-starter
  • Professional demeanor, team player, ability to interface effectively with internal/external parties
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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Schedule

Full-time

Primary Location

US-NY-New York

Job Type

Legal

Organization

S&P Legal Department

Corporate Brand

S&P Ratings Services

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