American Express Careers

Associate Counsel (Retail)

Mexico City, Mexico

Job Description

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.

Job Description

This position will provide legal advice and support to the business as follows:
  • Evaluate new business partnerships with vendors and subcontractors
  • Design and oversee the company’s policy and position on legal matters.
  • Protect the company against legal risks and violations.
  • To review and /or prepare contracts and provide legal advice for all the business strategies and launching of new products and/or projects.
  • Negotiate deals on behalf of the company.
  • Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues and coordinate efforts to comply with local legislation and support compliance of internal policies.
  • Create or support the implementation of legal strategies
  • Legal analysis of new regulations applicable to the company.
  • Preparation, review and analysis of any type of Agreement to be executed by the company with clients, vendors, business partners, etc.
  • To make a legal analysis of new regulation, detect main impacts and inform them to the lines of business in order to comply with it.
  • To review marketing material to verify that it complies with local regulation.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Skills / Qualifications Required

  • Expertise in consumer and data privacy regulation
  • Corporate Law expertise
  • Agile legal analysis and decision making
  • Effective interaction with Payback Business Leaders  (B40+)
  • Efficient and agile regulatory analysis and implementation
  • Leadership skills / communication, decision making, goals orientation & problem solving 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Team player, use to work in very demanding environments,
  • Adaptation to change.
  • Business English is an indispensable requirement.

ReqID: 19014856
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 7, 2019, 3:42:39 AM