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Senior Associate General Counsel

Posted Jan 25
Full Time
On Site
Atlanta, Georgia

Every day, Global Payments makes it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services.  Our worldwide team helps over 3 million companies, more than 1,300 financial institutions and over 600 million cardholders grow with confidence and achieve amazing results.  We are driven by our passion for success and we are proud to deliver best-in-class payment technology and software solutions.  Join our dynamic team and make your mark on the payments technology landscape of tomorrow. 


Global Payments is seeking to hire an experienced labor and employment attorney to join its legal team and serve in the Atlanta, Georgia office. The Sr. L&E Counsel will provide day to-day legal advice and counsel on all employment-related matters with respect to the  Company’s organization across the U.S. 


Global Payments is a Fortune 500 publicly traded payment technology and software  company, providing the world’s leading complete commerce ecosystem to businesses of every  size. The Company’s innovative technology and connected infrastructure serves every  dimension of commerce, carrying billions of transactions every year worldwide safely and  seamlessly.  


A minimum of 4-6+ years of relevant labor and employment experience in legal  practice at a high-quality law firm and/or in-house legal position. 


Competitive and commensurate with experience. 


Atlanta, GA. No relocations, local candidates only. 


Member in good standing of at least one state bar.

Company Overview 

Global Payments is a leading payments technology company delivering innovative software and  services to customers globally. The Company’s innovative technology and connected  infrastructure serves every dimension of commerce, carrying billions of transactions every year  worldwide safely and seamlessly. Through its branded products for small businesses, large  enterprises, and financial institutions, Global Payments provides expert support on local payment  preferences, regulations, and market conditions. 

Global Payments serves over 3 million companies from startups to global brands, over 1,300  institutions from community banks to global financial institutions, and over 600 million cardholders. With 50+ billion transactions processed every year, the Company aims to remove complexity and  deliver future-forward solutions with technology innovations that keep merchants at the forefront  of commerce. 

Global Payments is a publicly traded Fortune 500 company and is headquartered in Atlanta,  Georgia, with nearly 24,000 team members and doing business in over 100 countries. The Sr.  L&E Counsel will be based at the Company’s Atlanta, GA office. 


  • Provide day-to-day advice on employment matters related to the Company’s corporate Human Resources organization,  including reviewing and advising on terminations, severance, discipline, employee relations issues, leave issues, performance  management issues, benefits issues, wage and hour issues, independent contractor issues,  and all other employment-related matters. 

  • Draft and review employment-related agreements such as employment agreements, incentive plans and policies, staffing  agreements, and separation agreements. 

  • Manage and coordinate the Company’s responses to employee complaints made to federal  and state agencies, civil investigative demands, and other legal requests.

  • Assist in managing the Company’s employment-related claims litigation, including reviewing  pleadings, developing litigation strategy, monitoring litigation costs, assessing risk, and  negotiating settlements. 

  • Review and develop employment-related policies, procedures, and initiatives to minimize  employment-related risks for the Company’s organization and U.S. employees.  

  • Support and work closely with the HR Department to recommend, implement, and improve  employment-related policies and practices. 

  • Review, revise, and negotiate employment-related contracts with the assistance from outside  counsel as needed, including administrative services agreements and human resources  support contracts.

  • Handle other general legal work as necessary. 

Qualifications & Skills 

• A minimum of 4-6+ years of relevant experience in legal practice at a high-quality law firm and/or in-house legal position. 

• Knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations; knowledge of California laws and regulations is a plus. 

• Experience advising corporate clients. 

• Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters. 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

• Strong character and business acumen with a practical and solutions-focused approach.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle numerous projects and conflicting  demands. 

• Prior experience with providing advice and counsel to clients on leave of absence and  employee relations is a plus. 

Global Payments Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Global Payments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.