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MasterCard Counsel, Data & Services, Global in Purchase, New York

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion at https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Counsel, Data & Services, Global


• Mastercard is looking for an energized corporate/commercial attorney to join its dynamic legal team to serve as a legal partner to Data & Services (D&S) group of Mastercard. Mastercard D&S provides end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary transaction data analyses, data-driven consulting, and marketing and loyalty services to help our clients strategically optimize, streamline, and grow their businesses.

• Under the direction of the Vice President, Senior Managing Counsel, Data & Services, this position will provide the legal and general support for the D&S Strategy & Innovation business team globally.

• The position will be located in Purchase, New York.


• Assist Senior Managing Counsel in closely monitoring and staying tuned with D&S strategy and direction, connecting the dots and understanding big picture and helping to guide the rest of the legal team to support the business accordingly and assisting in keeping the legal team proactive and ahead.

• Assist Senior Managing Counsel in structuring, drafting, and negotiating partnership agreements with strategic partners.

• Assist Senior Managing Counsel in advising on the impact of M&A activities of the D&S business and operationalizing and integrating acquired businesses (including a recently-acquired business), including impacts to the broader Mastercard organization such as our Franchise operations

• Collaborate with team members on product management and go-to-market implementation for products and services acquired through M&A/ partnership activities

• Be responsible for D&S legal team operations (including updating templates, centralized management of template repository, and other processes).

• Strategic partner and trusted advisor to a demanding business unit; High level of interaction with business clients;

• Manage wide-ranging issues such as data usage/privacy, intellectual property, compliance, regulatory, and tax by partnering with subject matter experts in these areas and other stakeholder teams, and balancing these issues against reputational risk to ensure product constructs and commercial agreements are consistent with corporate strategy, internal policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations;

• Support selected sales and execution initiatives.

All About You

• Strong global experience in supporting mergers & acquisitions, product development and product management

• Solid transactional training and experience (preferably from a highly reputable law firm); Must have strong drafting and negotiations skills with the ability to manage complex issues and deal structure;

• Ability to operate in an agile and less than full information environment and ability to make quick but calculated decisions while managing risk effectively;

• Must be pragmatic, solutions-oriented, business-friendly, creative, nimble, thought provoker, and an advocate for the business and have a “let’s make it happen” attitude; Must have leadership skills in bringing different perspectives together and work through competing priorities;

• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, but also take direction from manager and other team members, as appropriate;

• Must multi-task effectively in an extremely fast-paced team environment with short turnaround times;

• Must have strong communication skills to interact with clients and colleagues;

• Must be a team player and willing to take on responsibilities and roles that support the team, region, department and the company;

• Must be interested in significant contact with the business clients on a daily basis

• A Juris Doctorate degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) and admitted to bar (or non-U.S. equivalent) and in good standing

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the D&S business.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Requisition ID: R-115586