Senior Managing Counsel-Global Head of Executive Compensation and Benefits

Job Description

The Global Head of Executive Compensation and Benefits Attorney will report to the General Counsel - Americas, 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 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


Advanced Legal Degree required. License to practice in local jurisdiction required.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced attorney, having at least 10 years prior relevant work experience in a related role in the legal department of a corporation; prior law firm experience is a must.   Proven ability to lead and manage a team of professionals is required. 

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.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 85117
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 2006311