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Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Interim Legal Talent group has an immediate need for a Corporate Counsel to join our clients established, and growing legal team.
Provide primary legal support for business groups managing key global merchant relationships, working with a highly skilled and experienced team of lawyers and legal managers
Provide legal support directly on all aspects of commercial agreements
Negotiate, draft, and ensure execution of complex Card acceptance agreements and working in close collaboration with regional colleagues
Provide counseling and support to business teams on strategic legal and policy matters, business negotiations, marketing and information services, issues and programs, and regulatory and legal risks
Coordinate with and supporting others in the Legal Department, Compliance, Operational Risk and the business globally, to ensure the most effective support and relevant expertise is applied to particular matters
Participate in a small team of seasoned attorneys and legal managers, offering thought leadership for cross-subject matter practice group issues and projects
Effective, cost-conscious targeted engagements of outside counsel where necessary, with a disciplined approach to budget management
Bachelor’s degree & J.D.
Admitted to New York Bar or eligibility to do so
6+ years of relevant legal experience
Specific experience and knowledge in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial agreements
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to client issues
Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both written and oral format
Ability to build relationships and partner with others to drive results
Capacity to be agile and pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances
Ability to understand and integrate details of business operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements
Excellent collaboration, inter-personal and teamwork skills
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization and with external constituencies and to drive consensus and exert influence in a cross-functional capacity
Self-motivated, high level of personal energy and commitment
Strong leadership skills and strong customer focus
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.