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Director & Counsel, Consumer Banking

Company: American Express
Location: New York
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

**You Lead the Way. Weve 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, youll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey thats unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.
At American Express, youll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impactevery colleague has the opportunity to share in the companys success. Together, well win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the worlds best customer experience every day. And well 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
The General Counsels Organization at American Express is seeking a Director & Counsel to serve as a regulatory subject matter expert for banking products across American Express consumer, commercial and network lines of business. This position will also provide primary legal support for American Express consumer checking, savings and debit products and work with business clients to develop and implement American Express consumer banking product roadmap.
**Role & Responsibilities:**
+ Provide primary legal and regulatory advice to business clients and other internal stakeholders responsible for American Express Rewards Checking and Savings portfolios on a range of matters, including product marketing and account acquisition, customer communications (including Deposit Agreements), new product development,
+ Support the development and implementation of consumer and business banking products and services; maintain a holistic view of the legal and risk positions relating to these products taken across different lines of business
+ Partner with banking product and business development teams in the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements with partners, vendors and other third parties
+ Partner with business teams, Compliance, Risk, Finance, Privacy, Global Advertising & Marketing and Operational Excellence teams to deliver company objectives and mitigate legal risk
+ Join the legal team which serves as the subject matter experts within the General Counsels Organization for debit and deposit product regulation;
+ Coordinate and partner with colleagues in the GCO advising deposit-related businesses to ensure the most effective support, coordination and expertise in the area of consumer and commercial deposits
**Minimum Qualifications**
+ J.D. with admission to practice law in the U.S.
+ 5 years supporting consumer banking, deposit and debit products in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal environment
+ Direct experience advising on the applicability of consumer and deposit banking rules and regulations, including Regulation E, Regulation CC, Regulation D, Regulation DD, UCC and the National Automated Clearinghouse Association rules
+ Direct experience leading product development and managing complex transactions in a consumer banking context
+ Direct experience negotiating, drafting and analyzing complex commercial contracts
+ Proven ability to act as a trusted advisor to business leaders
+ Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, executive presence, and ability to effectively interact at all levels within the organization and with external regulators
+ Must work well in cross-functional team settings
**Preferred qualifications:**
+ Qualified to practice law in relevant jurisdiction in the United States
+ Strong experience working on U.S. bank consumer regulatory matters
+ Passion for working towards creative, solution-oriented outcomes that effectively address legal requirements
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.
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
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**Job:** Legal
**Primary Location:** US-New York-New York
**Other Locations:** US-Arizona-Phoenix, US-District of Columbia-Washington, US-Florida-Sunrise
**Schedule** Full-time**Req ID:** 24001279

Keywords: American Express, New York , Director & Counsel, Consumer Banking, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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