Senior Associate Counsel

Mar 24, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Contract Type

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Visa is seeking a business and commercial lawyer with intellectual property experience to join its growing legal team that supports Visa's Global Product, Technology and Business Solutions organizations. The position is for a Senior Associate Counsel, who will report to a Senior Managing Counsel, Visa Legal – Global Product, Technology & Business Solutions.

The role includes responsibility for supporting a variety of Visa products, services, and operational functions, either as the lead attorney or as part of a small team of experienced counsel. Products and services include Visa's new and existing value–added services relating to risk and identity products. The attorney will work closely with other experienced lawyers and compliance professionals and engage with business clients on a daily basis.

Applicants must be skilled at managing multiple priorities in a fast–paced and challenging but highly rewarding, environment, have good judgment and strong analytical, client counseling, and negotiation skills, be an adept issuer spotter and creative problem solver, be self–motivated, and, most importantly, be an optimistic, curious, and collaborative team player.

Visa Is Looking For Someone Who Will

  • Work closely with business and technology teams 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 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.

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 2–3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications

• 5 years of relevant work experience with a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor

Preferred Qualifications

• 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelors Degree or 4 or more
years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD,
MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
• Strong academic credentials, including a J.D. degree (or international
equivalent) and admitted to practice law in the United States
• At least 3 years of law firm experience
• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively as needed, and
engage directly with business clients at all levels
• 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
• Must have experience in intellectual property
• Strong preference for prior experience in at least one of the following areas:
technology transactions, sourcing/procurement, and/or payments.

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 applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 161,500.00 to 210,000.00 USD, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job–related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity.Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.