Sr. Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.

We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories.

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

We are seeking an attorney to support Visa’s management and coordination of regulatory matters across our various business units  and regions in the world.   The position is based in New York and reports to the Vice President who covers this area.


The Sr. Counsel will be responsible for supporting the Company’s regulatory and government activities across the globe.  Responsibilities will include:

·       Assisting regional counsel and other colleagues with the development and management of the Company’s short term and long term regulatory strategies

·       Preparation of regulatory submissions and filings

·       Both leading and supporting key regulatory projects, as appropriate, across the organization

·       Monitoring regulatory developments/trends and assessing their impact on the Company

·       Updating senior management on key regulatory developments 

·       Evaluation of business proposals for regulatory compliance

·       Supporting Company outreach to government officials and other policymakers

The role requires significant and active collaboration with other functions within the Company, including Government Engagement and Risk


·       Juris Doctorate degree with strong academic record from an accredited school (admitted to practice law in the United States).   Undergraduate or graduate work in economics or public policy a plus.

·       10+ years of legal experience covering regulatory or policy driven litigation matters, including experience as lead associate.  International experience a plus.

·       Prior in-house experience preferred but not required

·       Exceptional analytical and advocacy skills

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Demonstrated ability to drive execution in a team environment, integrating legal advice and business knowledge while providing balanced advice regarding risks and benefits

·       Developed business acumen, with ability to understand the company's business interests and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in various settings

·       Practical and proactive problem-solver; confident, mature, calm under fire, with a positive attitude

·       Strong work ethic for a fast-paced environment

·       Multilingual skills (e.g. Spanish) a plus

Additional Information

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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