Moody’s Corp. announced the promotion of its analytics subsidiary General Counsel Richard Steele to senior vice president and general counsel.

He will oversee the company’s global legal and compliance functions and join the executive leadership team. He succeeds John Goggins, who is retiring after more than 24 years with the company.

Steele joined Moody’s KMV, a credit analysis subsidiary, in 2006 as chief legal officer and was named general counsel of Moody’s Analytics upon its formation in 2008.

Prior to Moody’s, he served as a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and in several senior in-house legal positions at firms specializing in financial technology, software, and venture capital, including MSCI Barra.