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Senior Counsel. Global Regulatory Affairs

Senior Counsel. Global Regulatory Affairs
Organization: Visa
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 04/01/2024

Job Description And Responsibilities

Visa is seeking a lawyer to join its growing Global Regulatory Affairs team. The position will report to a Senior Managing Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs. The position is based in New York. The role includes responsibility for managing and coordinating complex regulatory matters. The attorney will work closely with other experienced lawyers across regions and practice groups to support and advise internal clients, help develop the company’s thought leadership in key regulatory areas, respond to government requests and consultations, and define and execute global strategies to support various functions.

Applicants must be skilled at:

  • Managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, and challenging but highly rewarding environment.
  • Having excellent judgment and strong analytical, problem-solving, client counseling, and negotiation skills.
  • Possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Clearly and easily presenting complex topics and ideas to senior leaders.
  • Being self-motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • Being a confident, forward-thinking, creative, optimistic, curious, and collaborative team player.


  • Collaborate closely with Visa’s global and regional legal, business, and government engagement teams in managing highly complex, novel, and time-sensitive regulatory matters.
  • Support global and regional legal, business, and government engagement teams in defining and executing strategy, including developing global positions, drafting regulatory submissions to government agencies, and supporting direct engagements with regulators.
  • Develop global best practices in key areas on an ongoing basis, and ensure global regulatory strategies are applied consistently and effectively across the organization, functions, and regions.
  • Manage multiple priorities, consistently deliver high-quality work product, and meet tight deadlines.


Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree and J.D.
  • Admitted to practice law in the United States and in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong preference for prior experience in payments, financial services, and/or technology.
  • Strong preference for either prior experience in government, in-house role, or large global organizations.
  • Must be able to develop strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management.
  • Must be able to manage and drive the legal and regulatory strategy to support complex and innovative business initiatives globally.
  • Must be a practical, strategic, and creative problem-solver with excellent judgment and work ethic to drive legal, regulatory, and business solutions forward.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual and able to work independently and collaboratively as needed.
  • Experience working internationally, and fluency or professional proficiency in foreign languages would be a plus.

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.

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.

Local Law 144 Notice for New York City Resident Applicants: For some requisitions, automated employment decision tools (‘AEDTs’) may be used as part of the assessment process to assist our recruiters in the initial evaluation of your application. If your application is submitted pursuant to New York City Local Law 144, you may request an alternative assessment from the recruiter. Please visit the Visa Global Privacy Notice to learn how we may collect, process, or retain your professional and employment information for recruiting purposes.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $201,500.00 to $262,000.00 USD per year, 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.

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