This position is for an in-house attorney who will be a member of the Legal Global Client Management group, and the primary legal advisor to the Visa Consulting and Analytics (VCA) team. We are looking for a motivated individual, who can work independently, and will provide thought leadership and pragmatic legal guidance to one of the fastest growing business teams at Visa.
VCA provides consulting and solution services for Visa’s most strategic network clients around the globe, including financial institutions, processors and merchants. Drawing upon its expertise in strategy consulting, data analytics, brand management and the overall payments industry, VCA works closely with Visa clients to help drive critical initiatives, find new opportunities and solve their most pressing strategic business problems.
This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Primary responsibilities include:
Providing general legal oversight of VCA’s consulting work as it continues to expand the breadth of its substantive consulting services as well as its geographic scope beyond the United States;
Drafting and negotiating the contracts/SOWs that govern VCA’s services;
Working closely with senior leaders on the VCA team to properly balance potential legal, regulatory, and brand risks against competing business objectives while providing legal advice and guidance regarding VCA’s strategic initiatives and growth strategies;
Providing legal review and approval of the presentations and other day-to-day work product and content created by VCA and develop guidelines and procedures to help streamline the process;
Coordinating reviews with internal subject matter experts; and
Occasionally giving legal guidance and support on other non-VCA related legal matters, strategic initiatives and operational/business issues arising out of Visa’s North America business division.
Juris Doctorate degree from a top law school with strong academic credentials
Current member in good standing of the California Bar
4-7 years of relevant experience in top law firm and/or in-house environments preferred
Background and knowledge of some or all of the following: the payment services industry and related credit and debit processing industries; the legal and regulatory landscape governing, in particular, credit and debit cards (including, fair lending, consumer finance law, privacy, and TILA/Reg Z and Reg II); intellectual property law; and/or antitrust and competition law
Superior analytical, problem solving and writing skills, and some experience drafting and negotiating commercial transactions is preferred
Self-starter who can work independently with limited supervision, effectively and collegially on a small legal team
Versatility and ability to successfully prioritize and oversee a large number of matters
Strong people skills with proven ability to build effective working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management, and work on cross-functional teams on complex business initiatives
Developed business acumen, with ability to understand the company’s business interests and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in a fast-paced environment
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.