Counsel, M&A and Strategic Investments

  • New York, NY, 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

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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