Associate Counsel, Global Deals

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time

This position is for an in-house attorney who will be a member of the team that supports the Global Client and Global Deal teams.   In an increasingly digital and diversifying payments ecosystem, Visa’s Global Client and Global Deal teams are critical to supporting Visa’s strategic initiatives.  As a member of this team, you’ll provide thoughtful and pragmatic legal guidance to some of the fastest growing and most important teams at Visa.  We are looking for an organized, self-motivated individual who can work collaboratively to support Visa’s commercial goals in a complex, global environment. 

The Global Client and Global Deals teams are part of a new global business unit that is designed to provide cross-functional and cross-regional support to Visa’s global clients.  The team works closely with its regional counterparts around the world on global client product and service solutions as well as commercial agreements.  

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating complex business transactions, including brand and strategic alliance agreements with traditional payment system participants like issuers, merchants, processors, and new payment system participants such as fintechs, neobanks and crypto wallets
  • Extensive business dealings with Visa’s external client base including financial institutions, processors, merchants, and fintechs
  • Drafting, updating, and managing template agreements to allow for more efficient contract administration process
  • Providing legal support to Visa’s account executives responsible for managing global client relationships
  • Working closely with regional attorneys and internal subject matter experts

Basic Qualifications
• 2 years of relevant work experience with a BA and JD
• A member in good standing in of, and eligible to practice law in, at least one jurisdiction in the United States
• Strong people skills
• Self-starter who can work independently, effectively, and collegially on a small legal team

Preferred Qualifications
• 3 or more years of relevant work experience with a BA and JD
• Proven ability to work with a diverse team to build effective working relationships with internal clients at all levels
• Experience with cross-functional and/or cross-regional teams
• Strong academic credentials
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts into business-oriented advice
• Experience drafting and negotiating and/or litigating complex commercial transactions
• Self-starter who can work independently, effectively, and collegially on a small legal team
• Ability to successfully prioritize and oversee a large number of matters
• Developed business acumen, with the ability to understand the company’s business interests and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in a fast-paced environment
• Background and knowledge of some or all of the following is preferred: the payment services industry and related credit and debit processing industries; the legal and regulatory landscape governing, in particular, credit and debit cards; intellectual property law; and/or antitrust and competition law
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.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, 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 relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind 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.

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