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Opening For Corporate Counsel

Posted on: 7 Jan 2019 88 views
: Corporate Counsel
: Moody\'s
: Law Degree
: 3

Moody’s Analytics (MA) seeks a highly qualified Corporate Counsel to provide support to the Americas Sales and Customer Service organization. This position will be based in the New York offices of MA (7 World Trade Center). The Corporate Counsel position, which reports into the MA Assistant General Counsel, presents an opportunity to provide business-critical professional services in an important and growing segment of the company.  

The Corporate Counsel position will focus primarily on drafting and negotiating commercial transactions such as license, subscription and services agreements with MA’s sophisticated customer base (including a diverse range of US and Canadian banks, brokers, insurers and large corporates). The successful candidate will also draft and negotiate JV and partnership agreements with complementary technology and service providers, and participate in due diligence and integration efforts for acquired businesses.



  • Conducting all aspects of contract drafting and lead negotiations concerning software and data licenses, SaaS product subscriptions and related service level agreements, maintenance agreements, RFPs, professional services agreements and alliance partner/subcontractor agreements, while providing support to the relevant regional MA sales and services organizations in a broad range of commercial transactions.
  • Supporting and carrying out MA’s business policies and practices, including preferred contract terms and compromise positions; gaining familiarity with and observing compliance policies such as anti-bribery, economic and trade sanctions and competition law policies; navigating privacy and information security issues relating to MA’s SaaS and cloud-based products; and observing MA’s revenue recognition policies in the preparation and conclusion of contracts. The successful candidate must also have the ability to explain these policies and procedures clearly to others.
  • As appropriate, working closely with outside counsel and with many of the company’s other in-house lawyers, sales operations and finance staff, as well as product, support and delivery teams in the lines of business.
  • Navigating customer bureaucracies and working to effectively close deals in a timely manner on acceptable terms to MA.
  • Answering questions and offering professional legal advice on a wide range of issues
  • Managing and streamlining internal processes. We value employees who exercise intiative and display creativity in solving challenges and accomplishing business objectives.

This position will be based in the New York offices of MA (7 World Trade Center). The Corporate Counsel position, which reports into the MA Assistant General Counsel, presents an opportunity to provide business-critical professional services in an important and growing segment of the company.

  • Law degree from top tier law school
  • Member of the NY bar in good standing
  • 7+ years total legal experience, of which: (i) at least 3 years of which are in a law firm, with a practice focused on IP licensing/tech transactions, corporate, securities, capital markets, financial services, M&A or other transactional based work; and (ii) the remaining years of experience are either with a law firm or with an in-house legal team, preferably with a technology, professional services or financial services company
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong team orientation; ability to communicate confidently with senior management on complex legal and contractual issues
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and a sound understanding of various types of software licensing and services transactions, subscription-based business models and familiarity with software revenue recognition principles
  • Experience in banking and financial services or a technology / software company is a strong plus, as are candidates who have a technical or financial background.
  • Hard working, well organized, detail-oriented and process-driven candidates who have a demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload under demanding deadline pressures

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. 

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 This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. 

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