Senior Counsel  Legal/Global Product, Technology & Business Solutions

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

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

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 Senior Vice-President, Chief Counsel for 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, network processing, mobile, digital, fraud, identity, and loyalty and offers. 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.

Prior payments industry experience is strongly preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

Visa is looking for someone who will:

  • 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
  • Has regulatory experience in payments, particularly with respect to US regulation (Reg. E, Reg. Z, UDAP, Card Act, Dodd-Frank/Reg. II, state money transmission, etc.)
  • 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


Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of legal practice; combination of in-house and top-tier law firm experience preferred
  • Strong academic credentials, including a J.D. degree (or international equivalent); admitted to practice law in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Information

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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

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.

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.

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