Counsel, Legal Support

  • Foster City, CA, 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

Position Summary

This position is for an attorney in Visa’s Legal group covering Cybersource and Authorize.Net.  The job is based in Foster City, Ca.  The job reports to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel who covers this area.

Job Scope:

  • Providing day to day legal support to account executives, product teams, and other internal clients

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of a range of agreements with external Visa clients     

  • Reviewing presentations and other materials

  • Keeping abreast of changes in the law and periodically training internal team and clients

  • Coordinating with other functions at Visa

  • Working to improve internal processes



  • Juris Doctorate degree with strong academic record from an accredited law school

  • 8+ years of legal experience covering drafting and negotiating commercial and licensing agreements for technology platforms, including experience as lead associate

  • Prior in-house experience preferred but not required

  • Experience working with Sales teams and advising Product teams

  • Experience in IP, IT, data protection, contract and commercial law preferred

  • Knowledge payment service industry, background in technology or computer science preferred

  • Exceptional analytical ability and advocacy skills

  • Excellent written, 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

  • Strong people skills with proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management and work on cross-functional teams on complex deals

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

  • Strong work ethic for a fast-paced environment

  • Admitted to CA bar in good standing or eligible for Registered in house counsel in CA.

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