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Executive Compensation Lawyer

Morgan Stanley

in NY

Executive Compensation Lawyer

Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.  The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success.  Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic.  Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.  A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Background on the Position

The Legal and Compliance Division is seeking a lawyer for the Company Group to join a legal team advising on matters related to executive and director compensation and firmwide and business unit-specific employee incentive compensation programs.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Assist with responsibility for employee incentive compensation and director compensation design and documentation, disclosure and legal, regulatory and tax compliance
  • Assist with responsibility for corporate governance matters relating to executive compensation, including support for the compensation committee of the Board of Directors
  • Advise and support Human Resources in connection with executive and director compensation activities, including administration of global equity and cash-based incentive compensation programs
  • Advise and support Human Resources regarding compensation-related aspects of employment, hiring and severance arrangements
  • Serve as point of contact for Section 16 officers; maintain executive officer and director beneficial ownership records and complete Section 16 filings
  • Coordinate and oversee global securities law review of equity and cash-based incentive compensation programs
  • Assist with coverage of general incentive compensation matters, including corporate transactions, regulatory requests and shareholder  matters

Skills required (essential)

  • At least three years experience as a practicing attorney at a law firm and/or in-house advising clients on executive compensation matters
  • In depth understanding of laws, rules and regulations governing executive and incentive compensation, as well as best market practices
  • Experience with executive compensation in financial services
  • Professional maturity, confidence, presence and initiative
  • Excellent judgment and strong oral and written communication, project management and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can also work independently  

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must apply directly through the Morgan Stanley career page using the following link:

Please be sure to submit your resume and cover letter.

Should you have any questions regarding the application or recruiting process, please contact Rebecca Rabin, at

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