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Associate Counsel - Regulatory, Banking, and Insurance Legal Team

New York, New York

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Job Description

General Counsel’s Organization:
Where great legal minds influence global business strategy.

Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice. This helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:

  • Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development
  • Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results
  • Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability

The Regulatory Banking & Insurance Team of the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express is seeking an Associate Counsel to provide legal and strategic support on bank regulatory issues.  This position will report to a Senior Counsel. 

Role & Responsibilities:

Help propel your team and its business partners to success.

Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this role:  
  • Serve as an advisor on various U.S. consumer financial and prudential bank regulatory matters
  • Review and counsel on marketing materials, disclosures and other customer communications
  • Draft and negotiate agreements
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the General Counsel’s Organization and other groups


Are you ready for the challenge?

Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. with admission to practice law in the U.S.
  • 2+ years of work experience in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal environment
  • Interest in developing a deep understanding of business needs and objectives with a close partnership with business clients
  • Strong communication skills with ability to convey advice clearly and synthesize complex issues
  • Must work well in cross-functional team settings
Preferred qualifications: 
  • Admission to the New York Bar in good standing or eligibility to do so
  • Strong experience with U.S. bank regulatory matters (consumer and/or prudential)
  • Experience working with financial institutions
  • Passion for working towards creative, solution-oriented outcomes that effectively address legal requirements
  • Independent, capable of handling multiple assignments simultaneously
Additional Details:
  • Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10285
  • Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.
American Express:
Delivering extraordinary experiences to its customers and employees every day.
The success of American Express since its inception has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt, and take risks.  What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees, and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect, and community.

Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world.  So if you are ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

ReqID: 18010443
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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