Req ID




Req ID:  88653
Function:  Legal
Posted:  Aug 25, 2023

Manhattan, NY, US, 10022

Assistant General Counsel





COTY is looking for an experienced and business minded corporate and securities lawyer to provide advice on public company matters, corporate governance, securities and finance, including supporting a sophisticated and innovative business agenda.


At least 6 years of deep legal experience in U.S. corporate and securities law matters, including SEC reporting, NYSE compliance, state law corporate matters, and financial and strategic transactions. Cross-border transactional experience is preferred but not required. Should also have general knowledge of debt and credit instruments, executive compensation, SOX and other key corporate areas. Experience with or passion for sustainability matters is a plus.


Position is based in NY. Should have at least four years’ experience with a well-regarded law firm corporate practice, with additional in-house or SEC experience a plus.


This position requires working collaboratively with legal colleagues and other functions around the world (including treasury, finance, accounting, SEC reporting, investor relations, executive compensation, compliance, corporate affairs and sustainability teams), providing timely and business-oriented legal advice on a broad remit of corporate and securities law matters. 


This is a highly visible role within Coty that demands sound judgment, strategic insight and the ability to seamlessly handle significant demands in a fast-paced environment.  Well-developed ability to understand and explain risks and draft effective disclosure. 


Experience advising public companies in corporate governance and SEC reporting is a must.




In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Taking a leading role in drafting, reviewing and collaborating on SEC filings (including periodic and current reporting, proxy statements, S-8s, Form SDs and Section 16 filings) and various ongoing reporting obligations in connection with listed securities;
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable securities laws and NYSE listing requirements;
  • Supporting other public company governance and compliance matters (including earnings release process, stockholders' meetings, investor presentations, etc.);
  • Assisting with corporate governance matters, including board, committee and shareholder matters, and with maintenance of related policies and charters;
  • Collaborating with finance, accounting, investor relations, and public relations teams on earnings-related materials and other disclosures to the investor community and investor engagement;
  • Administering public company policies and procedures, including compliance with the insider trading policy and Regulation FD compliance;
  • Providing support as needed for strategic transactions, treasury and capital market transactions, and other general corporate matters; 
  • Overseeing international entity management and compliance with related regulatory obligations;
  • Providing advice and support related to sustainability reporting and evolving global sustainability reporting regulations, and liaising with the Sustainability Office on disclosure and other regulatory matters; and
  • Managing and working with outside counsel as necessary.




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Must have proficient drafting and legal technical skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, yet have a win for the team outlook
  • Must be strategic; see the big picture, yet be detail orientated
  • Be effective as a communicator able to drive a process while addressing not just legal, but also pragmatic business considerations
  • Able to explain complex legal concerns in easy to digest terms to align internal constituencies
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills required with high level of mental agility to manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • Capacity to build and engage teams quickly and effectively
  • Great stakeholder management - good interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Process oriented, focused, and rigorous
  • Ability to manage heavy workload with minimal internal resources
  • Robust understanding of budgets and proven ability to manage outside counsels
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Entrepreneurial and "hands-on" spirit
  • Innovative thinker, ability to go for the extra-mile
  • Flexible and agile
  • Solid organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for Beauty!




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.


Coty’s global omni-working policy provides the option to work up to 50% of your month remotely with the other 50% in the NY office.  We believe that a more flexible philosophy of remote working will give everyone the freedom to choose what works for their individual circumstances and empower them to always perform at their best.


Per the NYC Vaccine Mandate, COVID-19 vaccinations are required to work in any Coty office, Retailer, or partner facility. You may find Coty’s NYC Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.





Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Salary Range: $180,000-190,000


Country/Region:  US
City:  Manhattan

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City