Marketing Counsel

  • Company: Visa
  • Posted: April 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: 113639016
Company Description
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity.

Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners  around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to  people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is "Everywhere You Want To Be."

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.

Job Description
This position, based in Foster City, California, is for an in-house marketing attorney who will report to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel supporting the Visa Marketing Department and will be primarily responsible for providing advice on marketing, advertising, offers, and promotions, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating marketing-related agreements, agency agreements, and reviewing marketing communications, consumer and B2B advertising, promotions and marketing/client presentations. The candidate should have a working knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory concerns, including marketing and promotions law, privacy, contracts, and licensing. An ideal candidate will also have in-house experience partnering with marketing teams, external agencies, and reviewing marketing executions on the fly to meet event deadlines.  This position requires a business savvy team player who can work with minimal supervision in a fast-moving environment.


  • Provide advice on the full range of marketing,
    advertising, and promotions
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of marketing
    agreements, joint promotion agreements, hospitality agreements, agency
    agreements and third party licenses
  • Provide pre-publication review of marketing presentations and advertising
    materials, including promotional spots, added value materials, TV commercials,
    print ads, offers, contests & sweepstakes


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law
  • 5-6 years of relevant legal experience; prior in-house
    experience strongly preferred, but not required
  • Current member in good standing of the California
  • Must possess exceptional analytical ability and
    advocacy skills; excellent written and oral communication and negotiation
    skills; drive execution in a team environment; and the ability to integrate
    legal advice and business knowledge, while providing balanced advice regarding
    risks and benefits
  • Effective verbal and written communication
    skills in all interactions with marketing clients, senior management, external
    counsel, corporate departments and all levels of employees
  • 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 with a
    strong business acumen; must be confident, mature and calm under fire

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

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