• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-08-20

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role / Responsibilities:
Role for an experienced senior lawyer to handle a broad range of securities and corporate law matters, including corporate governance and board-related matters, corporate financing, securities offerings transactions and public company matters (NYSE listing standards and SEC filings).

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Working with and supporting the Corporate Secretary on matters for the Moody's Corporation Board, including supporting all aspects of corporate governance, updating Board and Committee charters, coordinating D&Os questionnaires, assisting in the preparation of Board materials and monitoring corporate governance developments
  • Supporting corporate secretarial matters for US subsidiaries, including drafting and preparation of materials for subsidiary meetings
  • Supporting corporate secretarial matters for Moody's Investors Service, Inc., an entity regulated as a NRSRO by the SEC
  • Coordinating all Moody's Investors Service, Inc. board meetings, setting calendars, agendas, and working with independent directors
  • Reviewing and/or preparing in conjunction with Finance all SEC and NYSE filings, including Annual/Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K/Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K
  • Reviewing Section 16 filings (Forms 3/4/5) and coordinating trading plans for senior management
  • Ownership of the drafting of the annual Proxy Statement - coordinating with HR and Finance
  • Filing Annual/Interim Written Affirmation with the NYSE
  • Providing counsel regarding compliance with SEC rules, NYSE listing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley standards, and all other applicable corporate governance requirements
  • Advising Investor Relations regarding earnings releases and Regulation FD compliance
  • Reviewing all Investor Relations press releases and investor decks
  • Reviewing all internal Town Hall presentations
  • Assisting on significant corporate financing transactions, including drafting and/or reviewing various credit agreements in coordination with the Treasury and Finance departments
  • Assisting on all debt offerings, including draft and/or reviewing prospectus supplements, registration statements, indentures, underwriting agreements and all ancillary documents as well as coordinating due diligence
  • Preparing and advising on certain executive officer and director compensation disclosures
  • Advising on equity compensation related issues and assisting with the administration of equity plans, the Company's pension plan and 401k plan
  • Advising the corporate social responsibility team and reviewing and/or preparing materials in connection with private foundation and philanthropic matters


  • 5-7 years of experience in a law firm with a strong background in corporate, capital markets, and securities laws
  • In-house experience a plus
  • J.D. degree from a top law school with excellent academic credentials
  • Admittance to state bar required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent administration, project management and document management skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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