Senior Counsel, Global Litigation & Competition

08 Mar, 2021


Senior Counsel, Global Litigation & Competition

Washington, DC

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.

This attorney position provides legal advice and support in Visa’s Global Litigation & Competition group with a particular focus on managing and developing strategic approaches to antitrust and competition law issues and matters. This role will report into the Global Litigation & Competition team in the Legal Department.

Responsibilities include advising and counseling business clients on antitrust and competition law issues and management and strategy of antitrust and competition law matters related to Visa’s global payments business. Matters can include antitrust and competition law disputes and investigations, mergers & acquisitions, and engagement with regulatory authorities. Responsibilities may also include assisting on commercial litigation matters.  Position will require management of Visa’s external litigation counsel relationships, including compliance with internal guidelines for the selection, management, case evaluation, fee arrangements, budgets, and billing.

This position requires an individual with extensive experience with antitrust and competition law issues, strategic problem solving skills, reliable judgment, excellent written and oral communication skills, comfort engaging with senior executives and other clients, and ability to lead and mentor colleagues.

Basic Qualifications: 

Education: Juris Doctorate

10+ years of legal experience with at least 7 years of antitrust and competition law experience

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have significant antitrust and competition law experience with some litigation experience, antitrust agency (e.g., U.S. Department of Justice) experience is a plus, listed (SEC compliant) company experience is a plus, member in good standing of the California state bar, exceptional record of achievement in developing and delivering commercially-oriented solutions to legal problems, and a track record in developing legal strategies to support business growth.

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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Job posted: 2021-03-08