Head of US Regulatory Legal

FISFull TimeRemote

Position Type :

Full time

Type Of Hire :

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired :

Bachelor of Law

Travel Percentage :

5 - 10%


Job Description

The world of finance moves fast. At FIS, we’re faster. Our teams are empowered to learn, grow, and make an impact–in their careers and communities. We deliver innovation that advances the way the world pays, banks and invests. If you want to grow personally and professionally, we’d like to know: Are you FIS?


About the team
The FIS Legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel.

What you will be doing

You will be responsible for leading a US regulatory legal team.

• Sets the overall philosophy and strategy of the enterprise regarding legal matters in the area of specialization.
• Ensures all business practices, policies and business activities in the area of specialization fall within the bounds of the enterprise's legal posture.
• Provides advice and counsel to management concerning laws in the area of specialization that impact functional areas.
• Acts as advisor to or coordinates external counsel on legal issues in the area of specialization.
• Protects the enterprise’s rights in contract negotiations, settlements, litigation and business practices.
• Monitors relevant facts and ensures compliance with laws and regulations to protect the enterprise from legal exposure.
• Advises management on recent changes in laws and regulations in the area of specialization that affect the enterprise.
• Oversees preparation of legal documents.
• Typically participates in the most complex legal projects.
• Directs the activities of a legal staff. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
• Other related duties assigned as needed.


What you bring

•Requires a law degree, such as a Juris Doctor or other comparable degree.

•Must be admitted to practice law in the appropriate jurisdiction.
• Typically requires more than twelve years of experience with three

•Broad level of experience with strong skills and knowledge within a functional area or area of legal specialization.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors.
• Excellent problem-solving, team and time management skills.



What we offer you

  • A multifaceted and challenging legal career with a high degree of responsibility
  • A broad spectrum of legal experiences with a thriving Fortune 500 corporation in an innovative, ever-changing industry
  • A modern work environment, and a collaborative and dedicated group of colleagues who look forward to working together as a team to accomplish our goals
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits designed to support your wellbeing
  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant legal issues in financial services, payment services, and information technology




Privacy Statement


FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.


EEOC Statement


FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Sourcing Model


Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.



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