Western Union Assistant Counsel in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: Assistant Counsel

Requisition #: 1804770

Does the thought of helping drive the transformation of cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments excite you?

We’re seeking an Assistant Counsel,based in our Denver, Colorado Office. Reporting to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel, you will provide global legal support to the Digital, Strategy and Innovation business units of The Western Union Company.

The primary responsibilities of this role include: supporting senior lawyers on the team who advise on regulatory requirements related to money transfer, counseling stakeholders on risks associated with global digital expansion and with strategic initiatives, and providing legal support with respect to corporate commercial matters.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements with Western Union moneytransfer prospects and vendors in coordination with responsible senior lawyers,business leaders and other internal stakeholders.

  • Provide legal assistance to senior lawyers in the department.

  • Provide legal advice to business partners within the company andcoordinates with outside counsel.

  • Research and analyze the law on basic to moderately complexissues.

  • Assist senior lawyers in the development of organizationalpolicies.

  • Participate on internal consumer protection committees

  • Stay current and advise senior lawyers on changes to theregulatory and competitive environments globally.

What you will need to succeed:

  • This is an entry-level position with minimal legal experiencerequired. Preference given to candidateswho have experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

  • Strong, proactive and effective skills in issue spotting, problemsolving, negotiating and analytical skills.

  • Willingness to question the status quo and advocate for necessarychange to improve internal processes and how the company contracts withbusiness partners and customers.

  • Ability to work independently, provide practical, timely, solution-orienteddecisions and advice.

  • Work on multiple projects and demonstrate strong self-motivation.

  • Effective and persuasive oral and written communication skillstailored for the client.

  • Financial services or other regulated industry experience andproduct development experience preferred.

  • Experience working with international companies and negotiating indiverse cultures preferred.

  • Holds Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited school of law(or equivalent from another country), admitted to at least one U.S. state bar.

What will make you stand out :

  • Be obsessed with high-value and high-quality work productdelivery.

  • Be knowledgeable of competitive offerings and activities andunderstand external business intelligence.

  • Focus on influencing, driving change, and delivering keycapabilities to enhance competitive advantage and drive growth.

  • Proven capabilities with product management disciplines, leanmanagement techniques, and an agile approach to providing legal services.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive pay and benefits.

  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries.

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category.

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