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Veterans Preferred – Senior Managing Counsel


This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted September 1, 2021.

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.

Company Description As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network
– enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second.

The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere.

As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in.

Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual.

We’re the team for you.

Together , let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description This position is for an in-house attorney who will be a member of the Visa Legal Global Product, Technology & Business Solutions 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.

The role may bebased in any of the following locations: Foster City, CA; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; Lehi, UT; Bellevue, WA; Wilmington, DE; Atlanta, GA.

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; Managing one or more legal professionals; Conduct training and develop negotiation guides; and Providing legal guidance and support on other non-VCA related legal matters, strategic initiatives and operational/business issues.

Qualifications Basic Qualifications: 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g.

Masters/MBA /JD/MD); or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD Preferred Qualifications: 15 or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g.

Masters, MBA, JD, or MD); PhD with 9 years of experience Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials Admitted to bar in good standing 12 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 Additional Information Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department Travel Requirements: This position requires travel5-10% 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 the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.