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Associate Counsel

First Data Corporation

Coral Springs, FL
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First Data Corporation
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Job Details

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the worlds largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Datas Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Datas brand equity.

Position Description Overview

First Data, a client-focused leading provider of commerce technology solutions, is seeking a lawyer to support its fast-paced Network and Security Solutions business unit, which provides a wide range of technology solutions to business, financial institution, government and consumer clients around the world. Our innovative Network solutions include EFT network services, such as STAR, debit, ATM processing, and Prepaid network services, such as digital commerce and wallet solutions, various pay card programs, and prepaid card production and processing. Our Security solutions include industry-leading check acceptance and processing, risk analytics and a suite of fraud prevention services. This lawyer will be part of a collegial and collaborative legal team that works closely with First Data sales, product and compliance personnel to help our government clients grow their businesses.

Job Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include advising the business about legal and business risks, interpreting applicable laws and regulations, and drafting and negotiating agreements with various partners and clients.

Scope of Job

May assist in overseeing work of administrative or paralegal staff. High opportunity to mitigate risk.

Job Requirements

5+ years of commercial legal experience in a law firm, corporate or government environment and must be licensed to practice law in Colorado (or other applicable jurisdiction) or registered as a corporate counsel under the applicable state supreme court rules.

The position requires:

  • Excellent writing skills, with ability to effectively write clearly and in Plain English;

  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to interact with other lawyers and business professionals, including senior management;

  • Intellectual curiosity to learn a complicated and evolving business in a fast paced and increasingly regulated industry;

  • Strong leadership skills, executive presence, and advocacy skills;

  • Strong ability to analyze and solve problems real-time in a creative and flexible manner

  • Strong ability to analyze legal and business risks and communicate that analysis in business (rather than legal) style and language.

  • Previous legal experience in the card payments industry, government contracting or knowledge of regulatory requirements related to the payments industry, money transmission or Card Association rules is preferred, but not required.


  • Financial Risk Management

  • Legal Function

  • Commercial Law

  • Contracts Mgmnt & Admin

  • Legal-Contracts Review


  • Juris Doctor

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)

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