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As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & 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, & 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 & 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, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

We are seeking an attorney to provide day-to-day legal advice on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, economic sanctions & export control matters. This attorney will support the Compliance Department primarily but will also work closely with business partners working on Visa's products & services. The position can be based in Denver, New York, or Washington D.C.


The Regulatory Counsel will be responsible for supporting the Company's AML, Economic Sanctions, & Export Control programs & associated activities in the U.S. & globally.

Responsibilities include: interpreting & advising on Bank Secrecy Act & global AML regulations, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC & global economic sanctions regulations, & export control regulations; advising on appropriate second-line-of-defense activities pertaining to these regulations; create & manage associated regulatory submissions & filings & reporting on regulatory requirements internally & in public filings; monitoring, reporting & influencing the AML. economic sanctions, & export control regulatory environment in the payments sector; evaluating business proposals for AML, economic sanctions, & export control regulatory compliance; supporting government relations outreach to legislators & regulatory agencies, including advising on applicable political law-related requirements.

The Regulatory Counsel will be actively involved in supporting the Company's efforts to reduce regulatory obstacles to the Company's ability to develop & support our core & emerging products & capabilities & maintain our ongoing freedom to operate. The Regulatory Counsel will assist in the development of short & long term strategies to manage these challenges that incorporate a variety of perspectives & priorities across the Company.

This position reports directly to the VP, Global AML & Economic Sanctions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Required Education: JD (admitted to practice law in the United States)

  • 6 to 8 years' attorney experience, preferably in both top law firm & in-house environments, including at least three years of experience as AML regulatory counsel in trade association, corporate, government or law firm environment


  • Experience in payments industry, banking or financial services sector, with experience with the emerging & mobile payment technology landscape a plus

  • Ability to provide practical, strategic & business-oriented legal advice

  • Ability to effectively represent Visa before a variety of governmental bodies at state & federal levels

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management & work within cross-functional teams to develop solutions to complex legal/business issues

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time sensitive tasks

  • Must be detail-oriented & demonstrate strong analytical & problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently & collaboratively

Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires no travel

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones & computers, reach with hands & arms, & 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.

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

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