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Associate Counsel - Enterprise Digital and Analytics

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 that 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

Help propel your team and its business partners to success.


The Digital and Data Partnerships legal team is seeking an attorney for an Associate Counsel position that will provide a broad range of transactional and product-level support to the Enterprise Digital and Analytics team, which is responsible for supporting many digital capabilities and services across the Company.


Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this role:

  • Support the drafting, negotiation and ongoing support of various partnership and vendor agreements
  • Provide on-the-ground support and legal review of various product features and capabilities from ideation through launch
  • Engage in ongoing cross-functional collaboration to address privacy, consumer protection, compliance, bank regulatory, intellectual property, data security, data strategy and other issues
  • Interact with levels of management, numerous business teams and stakeholders across the Company


Are you ready for the challenge?
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree & J.D.
  • Qualified to practice law in NY or eligibility to do so
  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience at a firm or in-house
Preferred qualifications:
  • Significant experience negotiating vendor agreements
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both oral and written format
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build relationships and partner with others to drive results
  • Ability to pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with technology law, privacy, data security, IP, social media and financial services
  • Ability to generate creative and innovative solutions
Additional Details:
  • Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10080
  • Workplace Flexibility: Potential to work remotely part of the time based on current projects and team needs
  • Travel: Little to none
  • 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 
Why American Express:

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it. 

ReqID: 19000456
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019, 12:01:00 AM
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