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Senior Managing Counsel-Global Head of Executive Compensation and Benefits

New York, New York

Job Description

Global Head of Executive Compensation and Benefits Attorney  

The Global Head of Executive Compensation and Benefits Attorney will report to the Global Head of Regulatory Enforcement, Investigations, and Employment, and will head a global team of lawyers focused on executive compensation, benefits and related tax issues.  The attorney will support the Human Resources Compensation and Benefits department in the design, maintenance and compliance of all benefit plans, short and long-term incentive plans, equity compensation, and deferred compensation plans.  Responsibilities will include advice on tax issues such as IRC 409A, ERISA fiduciary and pension investment issues, compliance and benefits related work on corporate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings.  The position will support the negotiation and documentation of executive compensation arrangements including employment, incentive, retention, and separation agreements.  The position will also provide advice on compensation-related corporate and securities law matters (such as proxy disclosures), ERISA and other employee benefits litigation, and will coordinate closely with the employment law function on litigation risk avoidance and management.  The position will require familiarity with international laws relating to benefits, equity compensation and social insurance compliance


The successful candidate will be a highly experienced attorney, having at least 12 years prior relevant work experience in a related role, preferably in the legal department of a corporation; prior law firm experience may be considered.   Proven ability to lead and manage a team of professionals is required. 

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients. BNY Mellon's Legal Department, has overall responsibility for government affairs and advises on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.

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

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 85117
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1808077