Sr. Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs

17 Oct, 2019


Sr. Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs

New York, NY

Sr. Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs


New York, NY 10017

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.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-10-17