Senior Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions and Investments


July 21, 2021

Company Description
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 attorney in Visa’s Legal and Compliance group will be part of the team that works on Visa’s global M&A and investments in support of Visa’s corporate development and venture investments teams.
This job may be based in either Foster City, CA or New York, NY.
Essential Functions
  • Work with internal clients to explore acquisition and investment opportunities and execute transactions
  • Lead transaction teams from the Legal and Compliance groups and coordinate with other functions
  • Review, negotiate and draft definitive documents and other agreements
  • Conduct and oversee due diligence
  • Review presentations and other materials
  • Coordinate and contribute to integration of newly acquired businesses
  • Supervise outside counsel and effectively manage legal costs
  • Develop initiatives for improving internal processes, form agreements and service levels
  • Deliver consistent, strategic, risk-weighted, business-focused legal counsel
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Untangle and analyze complex legal issues


Basic Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA /JD/MD); or a minimum of 3 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications
  • 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 6+ years of work experience with a PhD
  • At least 7+ years of legal practice, with a primary focus on M&A
  • Admission to the bar in the United States
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Experience as a lawyer at both a law firm and multi-national company
  • Experience buying/selling companies in multiple non-U.S. jurisdictions
  • Capacity to work independently and take initiative
  • Passion for excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent judgment on legal matters, reflecting pragmatism and business savvy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Experience managing transactions involving regulators a plus but not required
  • Experience in payments or technology industries a plus but not required
  • Open to periodic travel
  • Admission to the bar in California or New York a plus but not required

Additional Information

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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

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.
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.