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FactSet is an inclusive community unified by the spirit of going above and beyond. Our ethos is to embrace diversity, and that our best ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. We roll up our sleeves to solve tough problems together, and learn from our successes, as well as our failures.
FactSet’s Legal Department is at the heart of realizing FactSet’s fundamental vision for the future. It is a key part of our Corporate Functions Team which includes Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Facilities, Training and Development, and Third-Party Content and Strategic Partnerships. As our nearly 10,000-person organization continues to grow, employees under this umbrella must constantly address the challenge of how, together as a company, we can fully realize the potential of our employees and industry relationships to stimulate an unrivaled company culture and an unbeatable product.
Our Legal Department looks for bright, talented, and innovative thinkers to help us answer this challenge in way that makes us stand out above the rest.
We’re seeking a diligent and dependable attorney with four to seven years of broad corporate and securities experience, with a concentration in securities law matters, especially ’34 Act reporting and disclosure. This new position will be a highly collaborative role, where you will be surrounded by a team of professionals, offering an excellent opportunity to grow and develop FactSet as a company, as well as your own career. This position will report directly to the General Counsel or another senior lawyer.
Drafting and advising on filings with the SEC, including the Company’s quarterly and annual reports and proxy, and other periodic and current reports.
Providing legal advice to ensure compliance with SEC, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ requirements, as well as any applicable requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act and proxy advisory firm guidelines.
Preparing Section 16 and Rule 144 filings and advising executive officers and directors with respect to the same. Managing the Company’s insider trading policy and trading black-out periods.
Counseling on banking agreements, securities transactions and other finance matters.
Providing legal counsel on a diverse range of matters related to day-to-day corporate governance and operations of the Company, and supporting senior management and various departments, including finance and human resources.
Supporting the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary and acting as a liaison for the Board and its Committees’ interaction with Company management.
Undergraduate degree; J.D. degree from accredited law school combined with distinguished law school record.
Admission to Connecticut Bar or New York Bar with eligibility for licensing in Connecticut as In-House Counsel. Knowledge of Delaware General Corporation Law required.
Four to seven years of experience advising on U.S. public company matters, federal securities laws and corporate governance.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and flexibility and ability to work with fast-changing priorities.
Good judgment, a high level of professional integrity and discretion, tact, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Executive compensation and benefits experience sufficient to address compliance with Company benefit and equity plans.
Familiarity with financial statements and comfort with discussing underlying financial statement concepts.
Familiarity with ESG, sustainability and diversity as they relate to corporate governance.
At FactSet, we celebrate diversity of thought, experience, and perspective. We are committed to disrupting bias and a transparent hiring process. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. FactSet participates in E-Verify.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Additional Salary Information: We will be happy to discuss salary / compensation requirements more specifically during the recruitment intake call. Thanks!
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About FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet is a financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk, CT with offices in 35 locations worldwide. As a global provider of financial information and analytics, FactSet helps the world’s best investment professionals outperform. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet’s desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. As of February 29, 2016, annual subscription value reached $1.139 billion and headcount passed 8,000.