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Senior Staff Counsel

Company: Fiserv
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job TitleSenior Staff CounselJob PurposeWHAT DOES A PHENOMENAL SENIOR STAFF COUNSEL DO?In this role, you will provide legal support to Fiserv's Financial & Risk Management Solutions (FRMS) division. Major responsibilities include negotiating client, vendor, and channel partner agreements with a high degree of autonomy; providing counsel to contracts professionals, sales, account management, product, implementation, and technology leaders on legal matters; and liaising with company specialists regarding intellectual property, technology, privacy, security, regulatory, employment, and litigation matters.AS A SENIOR STAFF COUNSEL, YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO:- Working directly with business unit executives to draft, review, and negotiate all contracts required by the business from start to finish, including client agreements, vendor agreements, channel agreements and other forms of agreements and documentation.- You will work independently or with minimal oversight, in accordance with Fiserv contracting standards and the direction of the Assistant General Counsel for the business.- Provide support for domestic sales, as well as international sales.- Provide consultation and legal advice with respect to strategic initiatives, technology projects, customer and vendor contracts, intellectual property, human resources, dispute resolution, regulatory matters, corporate policies and procedures, and administration.- Establish trust with senior business unit leadership through effective legal advice, communication and conduct.- Understand Fiserv contracting standards and enterprise risk thresholds and issues.- Independently perform risk mitigation and appropriately advance risks in new and legacy agreements and other business matters without significant oversight from the Assistant General Counsel for the business.- Maintain knowledge of industry standard methodologies; keep tabs on proposed and existing legislation related to operations of the division and advise the business accordingly.- Evaluate contracting and other Legal Department procedures and standards based on experience and ongoing learning; suggest improvements to the same.- Provide sound direction to contracts professionals on legal and contracting matters, including effective document review, issue-spotting, problem-solving, and intensifying concerns to business and legal management teams. Develop and maintain forms of contracts and other legal documentation.- Perform other duties as required.The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.BASIC QUALIFICATIONSFOR CONSIDERATION:- Undergraduate degree and Law degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or proper state authorities as well as an appropriate license to practice law.- 5 or more years' progressive legal experience required; law firm and/ or in-house experience required.- In good standing with State Bar with no disciplinary record- Significant transactional and commercial contract training and negotiation experience required, operating with meaningful latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.- Experience as lead negotiator of technology solutions contracts with sophisticated clients and vendors (e.g., Fortune 500 companies, national banks) while working in concert with contracts professionals and business executives.- Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external parties. Strong analytical and decision-making skills.- Strong attention to detail, particularly with respect to risk identification/mitigation and contract drafting and negotiating.- Ability to independently investigate complex business problems, develop effective recommendations, negotiate solutions, and resolve issues in a professional manner. Highly motivated, organized, and able to set and execute priorities effectively.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSFOR CONSIDERATION:- Experience providing legal guidance to a business unit or a product or services organization.- Management experience desired but not required- Experience working with financial institution products, data handling and analytics a plus, but not necessary.- Travel Required: 10% to 15%Learn more about Fiserv:To support the total well-being of our associates, Fiserv takes a broad approach to our benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that provides flexibility and affordability with a variety of medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability options.We are #FISVProud of our benefits and well-being programs. Our commitment to wellness, wellness education, preventive services and fitness activities are designed to meet you where you are.Life moves fast. And as it does, we know most people aren't thinking about "financial services". But we are.We help people and businesses move money and information every minute of every day. Our solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely.We're Fiserv, a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. The company's approximately 44,000 associates proudly serve clients in more than 100 countries, so their customers, members and consumers can move money when and where they need it, at the point of thought.Our Aspiration is to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a FORTUNE 500 company and one of FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year, we are committed to excellence and purposeful innovation.We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteranExplore the possibilities of a career with Fiserv and Find Your Forward with us.Thank you for considering employment with Fiserv.Please:Apply using your legal nameComplete the step-by-step profile and attach your resume (either is acceptable, both are preferable).Fiserv is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and it is the Company's policy to make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability (as long as the individual is able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), and any other characteristic protected by Law.Job InfoType:Full timeLocation: Alpharetta, GeorgiaSDL2017

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