• Legal, Corporate Governance - Executive Compensation, Vice President

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    Firmwide Legal
    Employment Type


    We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


    The attorney will be primarily working on executive compensation-related governance matters for Goldman Sachs, including with respect to public company filings (e.g., the firm’s proxy statement) and related disclosure, regulatory and compliance issues. 



    Specifically, the attorney will be involved in:

    •  Interfacing with members of the firm’s Legal, Human Capital Management, Tax, Controllers and Executive Office departments and providing legal advice on on compensation and related governance matters
    • Preparation of certain materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
    • Preparation of certain sections of the firm’s proxy statement and proxy material (including the Compensation Discussion & Analysis)
    • Analysis of potential Section 16 issues and oversight (with Compliance) of Section 16 filings for directors and executive officers
    • Oversight (including preparation of applicable documentation) of 10b5-1 trading plans for certain executives
    • Assistance with filings and other matters relating to executive officers and non-employee directors
    • Staying abreast of governance trends and regulatory developments (both compensation-related and more generally) and reviewing and updating as necessary the firm’s governance documents, policies and guidelines
    • Preparation for the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting


    In addition to having first-class legal skills, the ideal candidate should have executive compensation legal experience (between 3 to 7 years gained at a law firm and/or public company), as well as a working knowledge of other corporate governance matters more generally. The candidate needs to be able to work well in a high-pressure environment and juggle ever-changing priorities.  A proactive and energetic approach and excellent judgment are key attributes as well.  Impeccable work product and attention to detail are mandatory, given that in many cases the materials being prepared are sent directly to our board and senior management.  In addition, eventually the attorney will be liaising directly with senior management, including the General Counsel, and needs to have a professional demeanor and presence and be comfortable working with senior executives.


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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