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Senior Counsel, Data & Services



Harrison, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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.

Title and Summary

Senior Counsel, Data & Services

• Mastercard is looking for an energized product attorney to join its dynamic legal team as counsel assigned to the Data & Services (D&S) business unit. D&S provides end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary transaction data analyses, data-driven consulting, and marketing and loyalty services to help Mastercard clients strategically optimize, streamline, and grow their respective businesses.
• Under the direction of the Senior Managing Counsel, Data & Services, this position will provide legal support for the D&S Product Development and Product Management business teams in the North America region.
•This is a client-facing role and will require the Senior Counsel, Data & Services to regularly interact with D&S regional leadership, product managers, engineers, customer delivery personnel, and other business leads. The ideal candidate will have an ease in communicating (and establishing strong business rapport) with internal clients.
• The position will be based in Purchase, New York.

• Serve as counsel for the D&S Product Development and Product Management functions in the North America region, with primary responsibility for D&S product portfolio (new and under development).
• Guide product leads respecting D&S strategy, in line with corporate objectives and business imperatives for the North America region.
• Advise on legal, regulatory, reputational, and liability matters for new and existing products delivered in market to Mastercard customers.
• Research questions on local law, conduct jurisdictional reviews, and seek out subject matter experts on issues relating to data privacy, regulatory, intellectual property, and compliance.
• Structure and draft agreements (including statements of work, platform terms of use, vendor agreements, proof of concept and pilot agreements, SaaS agreement, reseller agreements etc.) governing use of Mastercard-developed products.
• Assist Senior Managing Counsel with regular or ad hoc special projects related to legal operations, process improvement, and administration.
• Review product constructs for D&S offerings, working with clients on market launch activities and related commercialization efforts (including operational considerations).
• Be a strategic partner and trusted advisor to a dynamic and fast-moving business unit, acting as the counsel to D&S regional leadership and management.

All About You
• Strong experience in supporting product development and product management functions (with demonstrated record of bringing products to market) and sound business judgment.
• Solid transactional training and experience (either in-house or at an established law firm) with strong drafting and negotiations skills to address complex commercial issues.
• Ability to operate in an environment with incomplete information, thoughtfully weighing risk and taking on a “yes, if” approach to lawyering.
• Must carry out responsibilities in a business-minded way, crafting solutions that are pragmatic and calling for an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach.
•Must have strong leadership and interdisciplinary skills, with focus on actively managing day-to-day business client relationships and working through competing priorities.
• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, but also take direction from manager and other team members, as appropriate.
• Must multi-task effectively in a fast-paced team environment with short turnaround times, responding to reprioritization of client and market needs.
• Must have strong communication skills and be comfortable expressing a point of view before senior management.
• Must be collegial and intellectually curious team member, willing to take on additional assignments in furtherance of meeting business goals.
• Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) and be admitted to bar (or non-U.S. equivalent).

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure that Mastercard business needs are met.

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.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.