• Manager & Counsel - Accertify

    American Express{"Country":"US","IsEmpty":false}

    Job #1571494119

  • 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

    Role & Responsibilities:

    Help propel your team and its business partners to success.

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

    • Negotiate technology-related agreements with prospective clients, including drafting and reviewing technical SOWs and term sheets, in accordance with established contract approval processes.

    • Negotiate and draft reseller agreements, referral agreements, partner agreements, and vendor agreements.

    • Strategize with Sales team on deal approach and negotiations.

    • Respond to multiple daily contract questions from internal clients, including Sales, Account Management, Pricing, Finance/Accounting and senior leadership.

    • Review operational and technical documentation, advertising and marketing materials for legal adequacy.

    • Conduct contract research and reporting to support Compliance team.


    • JD degree from accredited law school.

    • Licensed to practice law in Illinois or qualified to become licensed in Illinois.

    • 2 years of relevant legal experience with drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts.

    • Experience drafting and negotiating SaaS and other technology contracts (preferred).

    • Hands-on experience in working with internal and external clients (preferred).

    • Experience with US and global data privacy regulations (preferred).

    • Able to explain complex legal and business issues in business-friendly guidance.

    • Comfortable working in a small collegial team of seasoned attorneys and legal managers.

    • Strong credibility, judgment and integrity.

    • Able to own work streams from inception through resolution.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively under time constraints.

    • Spanish or French language fluency (preferred).

    Additional Details:

    • 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 is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

    Job: Legal

    Primary Location: US-Illinois-Itasca

    Other Locations: United States

    Schedule Full-time

    Req ID: 21010389

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