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Regional Counsel, Latin America and Caribbean

Posted Jun 05
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

Why Verifone

For more than 30 years Verifone has established a remarkable record of leadership in the electronic payment technology industry. Verifone has one of the leading electronic payment solutions brands and is one of the largest providers of electronic payment systems worldwide.

Verifone has a diverse, dynamic and fast paced work environment in which employees are focused on results and have opportunities to excel. We take pride in the fact that we work with leading retailers, merchants, banks, and third party partners to invent and deliver innovative payments solution around the world. We strive for excellence in our products and services, and are obsessed with customer happiness. Across the globe, Verifone employees are leading the payments industry through experience, innovation, and an ambitious spirit. Whether it’s developing the next platform of secure payment systems or searching for new ways to bring electronic payments to new markets, the team at Verifone is dedicated to the success of our customers, partners and investors. It is this passion for innovation that drives each one of our employees for personal and professional success.

What's Exciting About The Role

We are looking for a strong, project-oriented, self-starter to support commercial operations of its Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) division. This role would be ideal for a lawyer who would like to join a fast-paced, highly collegiate environment and make a difference providing practical and proactive legal guidance to business partners in the dynamic payments industry. Reporting to the SVP, Head of Americas Legal & Corp. M&A you would be responsible for supporting a broad range of commercial work requirements for the LAC business, including drafting, structuring, and negotiating commercial agreements for hardware sales, software licensing, and services offerings, in addition to providing support on procurement, IT, outsourcing, litigation, employment, compliance, and other legal issues as they arise.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • transactional legal work for LAC division including contract drafting, negotiation, and execution.
  • and advise business team on legal risks, interpretation of contracts, business strategies, and other issues related to commercial transactions and operations.
  • with the establishment of standards, procedures and protocols based on best practices.
  • business deals to completion by monitoring resolution and closure of issues.
  • and coordinate the activities of outside legal counsel as needed.
  • other corporate, commercial, legal and compliance projects as needed.

Knowledge & Experience

  • from accredited law school, active bar membership.
  • 5 years’ experience in the practice of law (transactional corporate and commercial matters required).
  • or business-fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, with an ability to draft and negotiate contracts in all three languages.
  • large law firm and/or in-house experience.
  • providing advice on Latin America legal matters (experience in the technology and financial industries is a plus).
  • with strong drafting and negotiation skills.
  • to provide practical legal advice and support in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and outstanding judgment.
  • notch time management skills and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • to work effectively both independently and as member of a team.
  • decision-making and problem-solving skills and demonstrated good judgment.

Our commitment

Verifone is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Verifone is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.