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SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries. Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offer investment advisory, asset management and private wealth management services. We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management, through our other subsidiaries and divisions.
SVB is currently seeking candidates for the position of Payments Counsel. The attorney will join our Legal Team to support our payments and digital channels business groups. This position is expected to be located at our office in San Francisco, CA (or other Bay Area office).
The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience with commercial and retail payment products and systems, including ACH and card network rules, and also have familiarity with FINTECH innovation and emerging digital technologies. A solid understanding of laws and regulations impacting payments and financial services, including third party risk management and federal and state money transmission laws is also needed for this role.
The lawyer must be able to work effectively, both independently and as part of a broader cross-functional team, in a fast-paced, changing and geographically diverse environment.
Providing legal and regulatory expertise on payment products and services
Conducting legal review and providing support of online, mobile and other digital platforms that deliver financial services (including cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICOs)
Supporting new product development and implementation, including drafting and negotiating agreements for strategic partnerships
Providing clear and concise guidance to business units, particularly on novel and complex legal issues
Actively engaging with business units to help identify and assess risks and resolve issues
Drafting legal documents and memos
Proactively collaborating with stakeholders across the enterprise, including compliance, technology, risk, operations and other key partners
Supporting other projects to support the legal department as necessary
3-8 years’ experience (either in-house or with a law firm)
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in payments
Knowledge of regulations applicable to financial services and consumer protection
Strong written and oral communication skills
Internal Number: 0508
About Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)
For 25 years, SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including Silicon Valley Bank, have been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. SVB Financial Group is a financial holding company that serves companies in the technology, life science, private equity and premium wine industries. Offering diversified financial services through Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Analytics, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB Private Client Services, SVB Financial Group provides clients with commercial, investment, international and private banking services. The company also offers funds management, broker-dealer transactions, asset management and a full range of services for private equity companies, as well as the added value of its knowledge and networks worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., SVB Financial Group operates through 27 offices in the U.S. and international operations in China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom. More information on the company can be found at www.svb.com .