eBay Director, Payments Product Counsel in San Jose, California

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Director, Payments Product Counsel

eBay Inc.’s innovative Legal Department is seeking a business-focused attorney to join our team based in San Jose, California. In this role, you will work closely with eBay’s Global Payments, Billing and Risk team, in particular the expanding Product organization, on legal and regulatory issues for payments solutions, such as terms of use for Marketplaces payments services, member and guest check-out experiences, payment services provider relationships, invoices, tax product solutions, currency conversion and local in-market payments solutions, among a wide range of other payments-related projects.

The role will be to provide strategic product counseling in executing on our plans to build out full payments functionality in support of our Marketplaces, serving as a true business partner to review product flows, draft disclosures and terms of service and provide ongoing legal guidance in support of payments products, with additional possible responsibilities to include providing regulatory advice, supporting negotiations with external vendors and drafting commercial agreements. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about working in one of the e-commerce world's premier in-house Legal Departments and acting as a true business partner on a diverse range of cutting-edge legal issues in the payments space.

This Role’s primary accountabilities include:

  • Product counseling:

  • Reviewing payments and risk product structure, flows and marketing to ensure compliance with legal requirements

  • Draft disclosures, terms of service and other user-facing language for payments and risk product launches and updates

  • Identifying legal ramifications of expanding eBay’s operating model with respect to payments and risk products

  • Independently coordinating with functional stakeholders, including the Global Payments, Billing and Risk organization, Product, Tax, Finance, Privacy, Information Security, Litigation, IP, and other internal teams as needed

  • Ongoing support:

  • Working closely with the payments Product organization and acting as a real-time legal advisor; understanding their needs and helping to find creative solutions to achieve business objectives

  • Working with business and functional stakeholders to execute on a regulatory strategy with respect to certain payments products in multiple jurisdictions

  • Working with business and functional stakeholders to understand, structure, draft, negotiate and close commercial agreements with external partners

Candidates must have:

  • JD or equivalent from an ABA accredited law school

  • Bar membership in at least one State

  • At least 8 years of legal experience, preferably including significant prior experience supporting payments organizations and/or achieving strategic outcomes for an organization at scale

  • Understanding of legal principles applicable to payments and risk, including the payments ecosystem (e.g., the role of acquiring and issuing banks, card networks, payment processors, gateways, risk vendors, etc.), regulatory implications (e.g., stored value, money transmission and escrow licensing and compliance obligations, CFPB actions, escheatment, international regulatory issues) and consumer protection laws

  • Strong business acumen and, in particular, well versed and articulate in connection with trends and key players in the payments and e-commerce sectors

  • The ability to build strong relationships quickly and interact with junior to senior business leaders with ease

  • Willingness to be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken in this role

  • Comfort with ambiguity and a fast-paced culture, and a practical, solutions-oriented focus to solving legal challenges

  • Capable of working with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Strong judgment and project management skills and someone who’s always thinking about better ways of doing things

  • Possess and demonstrate shared leadership values and competencies – courageous, driven, inventive, team player, coach, and communicator

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