Assistant General Counsel – EMEA Employment Law - London - 11035BR

Moody's Corporation ("{C}MCO"), a leading provider of credit rating services, and financial software and information to assess credit risk, is seeking an Assistant General Counsel- Employment.
  • The Assistant General Counsel – EMEA Employment role will ideally be qualified and/or have extensive experience counseling on employment law matters in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom. Travel within Europe will be required;
  • The candidate will leverage their prior law firm and (preferably) in-house experience to assist in integration of acquired companies with a significant continental European footprint. They will also be responsible for ensuring internal best practices on managing employee relations, litigation and compliance matters, overseeing the work of outside counsel on employment litigation cases, and advising on internal investigations;
The candidate will:
  • serve as key legal advisor on EMEA employment law related matters primarily for a new entity (but supporting existing legal team on other matters as needed) including strategic HR initiatives, employee relations, benefits, compensation, and recruitment and diversity & inclusion;
  • assume responsibility for partnering with Human Resources to assist Moody’s Analytics in integrating acquired companies and ensuring employment law compliance;
  • Update corporate HR policies and related materials to remain current with the state of the law;
  • Draft employment contracts and other employment related documents;
  • Partner with Human Resources to address workforce representation related issues, including national labor unions and representative bodies; and
Developing, implementing and managing employment law compliance initiatives as directed by management.
Moody's Shared Service Legal

  • The position requires extensive employment law experience and expertise. Must be fluent in English. Additional languages (French/Dutch/German) ideal;
  • In-house experience preferred;
  • Must have eight+ years of post-qualification experience;
  • A financial services or fintech background preferred;
  • The position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effective interpersonal skills, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to work well with senior and executive managers;
  • Proven ability to manage outside counsel on complex matters, including all forms of employment litigation in various European jurisdictions;
  • Significant hands-on experience managing matters in employment litigation, and federal and state proceedings and audits;
  • A practical, business-based approach to problem solving; and
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which facilitate prompt and constructive solutions as well as pragmatic thinking.
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 $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.