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Senior Counsel, Digital Identity, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions


This is a Full-time position in Purchase, NY posted July 31, 2020.

Location: Purchase, NY

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 Counsel, Digital Identity, Cyber & Intelligence SolutionsOverview
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments business, connecting cardholders, customers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide. Mastercard’s Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (“C&I”) team is part of Mastercard’s global product and services group, and provides strategic and cutting edge safety, security, identity, authentication and fraud solutions to Mastercard’s customers and cardholders across the globe.
This role will support and address the Mastercard Digital Identity service, within the C&I Identity Solutions team. The Digital Identity service is intended to enable consumers to establish, maintain and use their digital identity data for digital initiative interactions with low friction, high security, and privacy/consent controls. The candidate will support the overall technology partner strategies, product framework, and implementation of the Digital Identity service globally.

• Provide solutions-oriented business counsel to the Digital Identity product and development teams globally.
• Provide support to the C&I regional and sales team globally to support product sales initiatives.
• Provide high quality advice to the business on a broad range of commercial, transactional and contractual matters.
• Structure, draft and negotiate complex technology services, SaaS, license, partnership and reseller and other agreements.
• Manage contractual negotiations with suppliers, partners, vendors, merchants, financial institutions, and other Mastercard customers relating to Digital Identity and other identity and authentication solutions.
• Counsel and advise internal clients on local laws, government regulations and directives affecting identity and authentication issues.
• Act as product counsel and become an integral part of the business/product development team for Digital Identity and other C&I solutions and services, advising clients from the creation through development to the launch stage of the solution.
• Identify and advise on intellectual property, regulatory and data privacy product risks, with support of Mastercard’s subject matter experts and counsel.
• Provide legal and business risk assessment and analysis on matters from new product constructs to commercial agreements.
• Take responsibility for special projects while continuing to handle a steady stream of day-to-day matters.
• Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
• Manage external counsel within agreed policy and budget
• Develop strong relationships with product development, business, sales, and senior management within the company.
• Work with business in bringing to market and scaling Digital Identity and other solutions.

All About You

• Qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background.
• Extensive legal and transactional experience, preferably including in-house experience.
• Experience in technology, security, payments and/or identity solutions is a distinct advantage.
• Strong business acumen, and a keen interest in technology and identity solutions.
• Strong drafting and negotiating skills across a range of complex commercial contracts and the ability to analyze and identify core legal issues.
• Fast learner who can gain rapid familiarity with complex and evolving products and solutions.
• Exposure to a broad range of transactional, commercial and technology law issues.
• Strong knowledge of data privacy and intellectual property issues.
• Team player and great attitude.
• Self-starter and ability to work independently.
• Experience working on global agreements, across multiple jurisdictions and time zones.
• Solutions-orientated and able to work flexibly, under pressure, and with tight deadlines.
• Lively interest in the business of Mastercard and an enjoyment of working in a fast-paced environment.
• Position requires up to 30% domestic and international travel.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

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 [email protected] 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.