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Are you interested in being a part of a collaborative, energetic, and business-oriented legal team? As an attorney at FIS, you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and information technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is pragmatic, collegial and enthusiastic about representing a thriving Fortune 500 company in a dynamic corporate industry.
About the team
The FIS Legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel.
What you will be doing
You will be responsible for preparing and negotiating contract documentation with commercial clients of the company, principally financial institutions and sophisticated entities in the financial services and payments industries. You will provide legal advice and counsel to business units within the company on a wide variety of issues that arise in the context of commercial contracts and information technology and payments services in areas that include software licensing, data security, privacy and regulatory matters.
You will also:
review, prepare and negotiate information and technology services contracts, software licenses, and other outsourcing and information services agreements for services and products provided to financial institutions and other business entities
perform legal research and analysis on commercial contract and information technology law issues, as well as software licensing, payment processing and payment services, including data security and privacy, technology development, and commercial services
advise business colleagues on legal issues relating to commercial contracts, product development and compliance, and relating to various company products and services
counsel business colleagues in connection with client relationships, including commercial contract dispute matters
What you bring:
You must have a college degree and a Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school and be licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.
You must have a minimum of 8-10 years’ in the practice of law in a high-quality law firm or in-house environment, and be a seasoned, experienced legal professional with a full understanding of corporate and commercial contract issues.
You must possess considerable knowledge of and experience with the principles involved in drafting information and technology services agreements, software license agreements, and general commercial contracts.
You must have strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters, such as product development and compliance. You must possess the ability to use creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues in a pragmatic and sound manner.
You must have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior management, outside legal counsel, and internal and external clients. This includes strong writing skills and the ability to draft contracts, dispute resolution documentation and other legal communications.
You must have strong negotiation and deal-making skills, including the ability to balance the company’s goals and the client’s needs, as well as the ability to deal with multiple parties with competing interests.
You must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and opposing counsel, and be able to work collaboratively with other team members, both within the Legal Dept and in other groups. You must also be able to mentor others in their professional legal development.
You must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including the lead role in a wide variety of matters with both legal and non-legal professionals.
You must be comfortable with technology and the use of technology tools in performing your daily work responsibilities.
Added bonus if you have:
Experience or expertise in the payments services or data processing industry, or in working closely with financial institutions on their technology matters.
What we offer you:
A multifaceted and challenging legal career with a high degree of responsibility
A broad spectrum of legal experiences with a thriving Fortune 500 corporation in an innovative, ever-changing industry
A modern work environment, and a collaborative and dedicated group of colleagues who look forward to working together as a team to accomplish our goals
A competitive salary and a range of benefits designed to support your wellbeing
The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant legal issues in financial services and information technology
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