Associate Privacy Counsel

  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

Visa’s growing Global Privacy Office within Visa’s Legal Department is Visa's central touchpoint for global data strategy, privacy compliance, information governance, and legal aspects of information security. Visa's global payments network connects thousands of banks and millions of merchants in over 200 countries and territories, with trillions of dollars of transactions passing over our network each year. Our goal is to enable data-centric business opportunities while protecting the Visa brand. To do this we engage with and provide privacy services to Visa business teams responsible for data analytics, direct-to-consumer digital services, business-to-business services, and support for loyalty programs and offers, among others. We operate Visa's global privacy program, advising Information Security, Human Resources, and other internal groups on privacy issues.

Position Summary

You will have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the company's global privacy program and strategy. Depending on the candidate's skills and interests and business needs, s/he will:

  • Responsible for providing high quality data privacy and commercial compliance advice and support to colleagues at all levels within the business regarding data privacy legislation

  • Drafting and negotiating B2B and B2C data protection agreements and disclosures, including privacy policies, and TOS

  • Support business unit attorneys with respect to privacy issues in contract negotiations and client relationships 

  • Provide legal guidance on privacy impact assessments

  • Monitor legal developments, such as new laws or regulatory guidance, and providing analysis of same as needed to the business units

  • Coordinate with Visa’s policy teams to draft position papers and related materials


This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications
• 2 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or more than 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)
• Juris Doctor degree or foreign equivalent with strong academic credentials
• Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
• Experience providing practical advice to clients on data use and privacy issues
• Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to interact well and build excellent working relationships with all levels of management
• A high level of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to operate effectively as a team player across different business units
• A passion to engage deeply with complex data use and privacy issues.

The ideal candidate would also have:
• Experience in the payments industry
• One or more CIPP certification(s)

This role may be located in Foster City, New York, Atlanta, Denver and Washington DC . The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 110800 USD to 202000 USD. Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location of applicant. In addition, this position is eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position is eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), FSH/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time off, and Wellness Program.

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

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.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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