Counsel, M&A and Strategic Investments

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

This position is for an attorney in Visa’s Legal and Compliance group covering M&A and strategic investments.  The job can be based in New York or the San Francisco Bay Area.  The job reports to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel who covers this area.


  • Act as lawyer for mergers, acquisitions, minority investments, joint ventures, divestitures, integration, and other strategic initiatives in the United States and elsewhere. Responsibilities will include:

    • Working with business teams to explore targets, negotiate and execute deals, and improve internal processes

    • Leading transaction teams from Legal and Compliance and coordinate with other functions at Visa

    • Keeping abreast of market developments and changes in the law and periodically train internal deal team members

    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating definitive documents

    • Conducting and overseeing due diligence

    • Review presentations and other materials

    • Contributing to integration activity

    • Supervising outside counsel


  • Juris Doctorate degree with strong academic record from an accredited law school
  • 5-8 years of legal experience covering mergers and acquisitions, strategic investment and/or private equity, including experience as lead associate

  • Prior in-house experience preferred but not required

  • Experience with international transactions preferred

  • Exceptional analytical ability and advocacy skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation 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

  • Admission to the bar in the United States


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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