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Director & Counsel

American Express
$170,000- $255,000
Posted Jun 06
Full Time
Sunrise, Florida

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

General Counsel’s Organization:

Where great legal minds influence global business strategy.

Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice that helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:

  • Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development
  • Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results
  • Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Managing a dynamic portfolio of individual consumer and commercial litigation (and pre-litigation disputes) handled internally by the Center for Cardmember and Merchant Litigation to achieve Company’s risk and mitigation goals
  • Managing, developing, and implementing specific litigation strategies for internal litigation portfolio including: analysis of disputes, early case assessments, negotiation and development of appropriate case resolutions
  • Lead and mentor diverse and talented team of attorneys and paralegals to accomplish Company’s risk and mitigation goals and to create growth and learning opportunities for team members
  • Building efficiencies and impactful strategies across internal litigation portfolio
  • Providing litigation root-cause analyses and mitigation strategies; undertaking analysis of litigation-related issues
  • Providing litigation risk mitigation training and advice to business lawyers and clients, including review of contracts and other documents as necessary
  • Developing and providing clear reporting and metrics regularly to leadership concerning internal litigation portfolio

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree & J.D.
  • Qualified to practice law in relevant jurisdiction
  • 8+ years in general litigation practice, with experience in commercial and consumer finance litigation and trials;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading others, both through direct relationships and/or indirectly.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the legal field and its intersection with business
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to client issues and in litigation
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both written and oral format
  • Ability to work efficiently through large volume, fast paced litigation portfolio
  • Ability to build relationships and partner with others to drive results
  • Capacity to be agile and pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances

Salary Range: $170,000.00 to $255,000.00 annually + bonus + equity (if applicable) + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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