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Company: Mastercard
Location: Harrison, NY
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. 

Job Title

Senior CounselOverview
Mastercard is seeking an experienced attorney to be responsible for providing legal support to the NAM Products & Engineering team and other teams within the region engaged in product development and sales.

The Senior Counsel will be an integral member of the highly skilled US legal team, supporting the largest region at Mastercard.
• Provide legal and business risk assessment and analysis and thought leadership on matters from new product constructs to commercial agreements.
• Negotiate and oversee negotiation of complex customer agreements including product, solution and strategic partnership agreements.
• Foster and build strong relationships with business stakeholders, global product counsel, and other legal and franchise colleagues to promote cross-functional collaboration.
• Demonstrate clear insight into the region and company's strategy in order to enable business and engage in critical discussions with internal and external business partners.
• Identify and advise on intellectual property, regulatory and data privacy product risks, with support of Mastercard's intellectual property, regulatory and data privacy counsel.
• Develop strong relationships with product development, business, sales, and senior management within the company.

All About You
• A qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background, licensed to practice in NY.
• Able to work independently and collaboratively, spot issues, prioritize and multi-task effectively.
• Solutions orientated and able to work flexibly under pressure and with tight deadlines.
• Strong drafting, writing and negotiating skills across a range of complex commercial contracts and the ability to analyze and identify the core legal issues.
• A fast learner who can gain rapid familiarity with complex products and solutions and maintain knowledge of those changing products and solutions.
• A team player, willing to take on responsibilities and roles that support the team, department, region and the company.
• A heightened working knowledge of data privacy, regulatory and intellectual property issues.

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility
All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.

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