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(NY) New York, Manager & Counsel - American Express


Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice that helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:

  • Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development
  • Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results
  • Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability

This Associate Counsel position will provide a broad range of transactional and product-level support to Amex Digital Labs, the team responsible for spearheading the Company’s digital and mobile payments strategy and developing innovative ways to provide value to Card Members.

  • Support the drafting, negotiation and ongoing support of digital partnership agreements
  • Provide on-the-ground support and legal review of digital and mobile product features and capabilities from ideation through launch, including review of user experiences and disclosures, partner integration, business development initiatives, and marketing and servicing strategies
  • Engage in ongoing cross-functional collaboration to address privacy, consumer protection, compliance, bank regulatory, intellectual property, data security and other issues
  • Significantly interact with levels of management, numerous business teams and stakeholders across the Company

  • Bachelor’s degree & J.D. from a highly respected law school
  • Qualified to practice law in NY 
  • 3-5 years of corporate/M&A experience at a law firm or in-house
Preferred qualifications:
  • A lot of intellectual curiosity especially in the face of novel and emerging constructs
  • Experience with one or more of the following highly desirable: financial services, technology law, privacy, data security, IP, advertising and social media
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to build relationships and partner with others to drive results
  • Ability to pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Highly motivated, energetic and results-oriented personality