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Associate Counsel

First Data Coral Springs, FL

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data's Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients' success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Data's brand equity.

Position Description Overview

Provides legal counsel to large prepaid card program manager. Ability to draft and negotiate contracts necessary. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides legal counsel to company management and other clients within an operational specialty or provides a full range of general legal services. 
  • Works under guidance from more senior attorneys. 
  • Primary job competencies associated with this position are attached to this job description.

Scope of Job

May assist in overseeing work of administrative or paralegal staff. High opportunity to mitigate risk.


Generally manages more single focus projects with general management direction.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum four years transactional legal experience in corporate or law firm environment with well-demonstrated contract review skills and demonstrated ability to draft complex contracts and/or license agreements. 
  • Experience in the payments industry and knowledge of money transmission rules helpful but not required. 
  • Solid corporate and commercial experience with a top law firm or large corporation can overcome absence of business sector experience. 
  • Commercial orientation required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, demonstrated negotiation skills; involvement in complex commercial arrangements may also be required. 
  • Requires effective business counseling and negotiation skills.


  • Organizational Governance
  • Fraud Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Legal Function
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts Mgmnt & Admin
  • Legal-Contracts Review
  • Research Analysis


  • Juris Doctor

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted January 10, 2018
Date Closes February 13, 2018
Requisition 2230690
Located In Coral springs, FL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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