The Counsel will be a member of Visa's Legal Department in the Global Client Management group in North America. The Counsel will be responsible for providing day to day legal support to account executives and other internal clients in Visa's financial institution sales and merchant acceptance groups in North America, with a particular focus on the drafting and negotiation of strategic alliance and incentive agreements with external Visa clients.
Primary responsibilities will include (i) drafting and negotiating complex business transactions including brand and strategic alliance agreements, issuer and merchant co-brand agreements, acquirer and merchant routing agreements, and other general corporate/services agreements with Visa’s payment system partners; (ii) extensive business dealings with Visa’s external client base including financial institutions, merchant co-brand partners, prepaid program managers and processors and other Visa system participants; (iii) drafting, updating and managing template contracts to allow for a more efficient contract administration process; and (iv) providing legal support to Visa’s sales account executives responsible for managing client relationships with an emphasis on financial institution issuers/acquirers and merchants in North America. The Counsel will work closely with Visa’s contract management team and will have ongoing responsibility for managing Visa’s incentive agreement templates.
- Required Education: J.D. with strong academic credentials and admitted to California or New York Bar. - Preferred Years Experience: 3-7 years; experience in top law firm and/or in-house environments. - Background and knowledge of some or all of the following: the payment services industry and related credit and debit processing industries, banking and financial institutions laws and regulations, and/or antitrust and competition law. Intellectual property law expertise also a plus. Litigators will also be considered. - Experience drafting, negotiating and/or litigating complex commercial transactions - Superior analytical, problem solving and writing skills. - Strong people skills with proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management and work on cross-functional teams on complex deals. - Versatility, ability to prioritize and handle a large number of matters, and ability to work effectively and collegially on a small legal team with significant workload. - Self-starter and ability to work independently.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses,banks and governments in more than 200 countries, providing access to secure, reliable and convenient digital currency and freedom from the constraints of cash and checks. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.Visa’s business is built on the belief that everyone everywhere should have access to the benefits of safe, reliable, convenient and universal electronic payments. Digital currency helps merchants grow their business, governments operate with greater efficiency and transparency and can expand financial inclusion, which helps alleviate poverty and fuel economic growth. We believe that the opportunity to grow our business and our partners’ business while contributing to greater societal good makes Visa a unique and energizing place to work, helping us attract, inspire and retain the best and brightest talent.