Visa Senior Associate Counsel, Innovation & Digital Partnerships in New York, New York
Visa is seeking a seasoned business and commercial lawyer to join its growing legal team that supports Visa’s Global Product and Business Solutions organizations. The position will report to the Vice President, Global Product, Technology & Business Solutions. The role includes responsibility for supporting a variety of products, services, and operational functions, either as the lead attorney or as part of a small team of experienced counsel, including Visa’s core product suite (credit, debit, prepaid, commercial), value-added services, new payments flows, mobile, digital, fraud, identity, and Visa developer platform. The attorney will work closely with other experienced lawyers and compliance professionals, and regularly engage directly with senior-level business clients. Applicants must be skilled at managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and challenging, but highly rewarding, environment, have strong analytical, client counseling, and negotiation skills, have significant experience guiding and working directly with senior-level management, be self-motivated and most importantly, be an optimistic, curious, and collaborative team player. This position is open to applicants in California or New York. This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs. Basic Qualifications • 5+ years of relevant experience. • Technology transactions experience • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. • Current member in good standing of a State Bar with the ability to become barred or a registered in-house counsel in the state where this role is located. Preferred Qualifications • In-house experience • Prior payments industry experience • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, and engage directly with senior management with little or no supervision • Must be a practical and creative problem-solver with strong business acumen and work ethic • Must be able to manage and drive the legal and regulatory aspects of complex business initiatives, both in the U.S. and internationally • Work closely with business and technology teams, including senior management, to understand and achieve key business objectives and help them develop compelling product and service offerings • Draft, negotiate and drive to completion, complex commercial agreements that achieve business objectives, and continue to support those business relationships once consummated • Provide sophisticated and creative counseling and advice to senior-level business and technology teams regarding product development, deployment, and associated commercial and contracting considerations • Work closely with Visa’s regional and local legal and business teams globally, and assist these teams in resolving regional and local issues, including to achieve consistency on approaches and issues by Visa worldwide • Initiate and help drive process and efficiency improvements across the legal team Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. _Work Hours:_ Varies upon the needs of the department. _Travel Requirements:_ This position requires travel 5-10% of the time. _Mental/Physical Requirements:_ This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers. Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law. Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.