Counsel, LAC - Manager

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Job Title

Counsel, LAC - Manager

Job Description Summary
Major Accountabilities:
Negotiate and draft contracts and provide legal counsel to various client groups based in Mexico and Central America.
Together with Geo North Division Counsel and other LAC Region Counsel, provide legal support to Geo North Division staff.
Ensure compliance with laws while affording MasterCard maximum flexibility to conduct its affairs.
Provide drafting of legal documents and business communications, and assist in the preparation of filings, registrations, and responses; represent MasterCard with clients, vendors, authorities and regulators. Manage the contract administration process to ensure proper contract drafting, negotiation and fulfillment in accordance with MasterCard policies, legal requirements and customer specifications. Create contract templates as required; advise management of contractual rights and obligations and assist in maintaining contract files.
Assist in addressing legal issues pertaining to MasterCard subsidiaries in the Geo North Division, including liaising with Region Headquarters office and local counsel in maintaining corporate books.
Assist Geo North Division counsel in coordinating with Miami Region Headquarters and Purchase Headquarters Law Department on trademark and other intellectual property issues relating to the Geo North Division territory.
Ensure coordination of intra-company activity and compliance with MasterCard Bylaws and Rules, policies and procedures.
Assist Geo North Division Counsel in supervision of and coordination with outside counsel as appropriate.
The position is based in the offices of MasterCard Mexico S. de R. L. de C. V. in Mexico, D.F., Mexico.

Experience Required:
3-5 years experience in practice of law (major Mexican and/or US firm experience or Multinational Corporate in-house experience a plus), in the areas of general commercial, corporate, contracts. Experience in the following areas not crucial but desirable: payment systems and payment cards, sponsorship, marketing (including promotions, gaming and lotteries law, regulations, licensing, franchising, e-commerce, m-commerce, technology, telecommunications, Labor law). Also knowledge of banking business (payment systems and cards, knowledge of clearing and settlement processes) is useful. Thorough knowledge of contracts administration concepts and practices; experience with regulatory reviews, internal audits, and coordination of efforts across multiple lines of business.

A quick learner with excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish. Empathetic and easy to establish strong relationship with internal and external clients. Ability to draft high quality corporate agreements and documentation; ability to find creative solutions to contractual issues to reach resolution, taking a pragmatic, commercial approach to balancing legal risks against business interests. Proficient in MS Office products and database tools. Ability to handle multiple projects at one time. Superior time management, planning and organizational skills. Willingness to travel to the US (Miami and New York) and in the region. Strong interpersonal skills, team player, appreciation of diverse cultural methods of working and doing business, in particular, for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ability to interact with business clients and MasterCard customers on all matters of legal business.

JD or LLM from accredited United States law school or equivalent local degree in Mexico (Licenciatura en Derecho).

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.​

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