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Payments Lawyer

US - Remote

We are currently seeking a Payments Regulatory Lawyer to work with a financial services company in their legal department.
This is an exciting opportunity where you can bring your legal background and business acumen to advise sophisticated business teams on complex regulatory and transactional matters. This opportunity enables you to leverage your experience and expertise to counsel and collaborate with some of the most innovative and dynamic minds in the industry while developing a diverse set of skills.


  • Provide comprehensive legal counsel on a range of regulatory and transactional matters concerning payments systems and services for a large financial institution, including card issuing, ACH payments, mobile payments, card schemes and payment networks, gift cards, B2B payments, and other emerging payment systems
  • Review compliance programs and provide strategic counsel on NACHA, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Truth in Savings Act (TISA), Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFA Act) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and other state, federal and international regulations.
  • Collaborate with the internal business, legal, and compliance teams to analyze and interpret proposed payment related legislation and regulations (both domestic and international) and their effect on current or pending products

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • 5+ years of experience working in-house or in-firm advising banks, financial institutions or payments related corporations
  • Excellent practical understanding of NACHA, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and other state, federal and international regulations.
  • Must be admitted to the State Bar where you reside.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years of experience providing legal support and analysis on a range of payments related matters including: merchant acquiring, card issuing, mobile payments, ACH payments, B2B payments, and other emerging payment systems
  • Experience advising product and business teams on state, federal and international regulations and experience reviewing, revising, and implementing compliance processes and procedures to ensure compliance with NACHA, BSA, AML, TILA, etc.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills coupled with a strong business acumen

Compensation, Benefits & Location:  

This role offers a range of competitive compensation starting at $160,000 and a highly competitive benefits package in the alternative legal services marketplace that includes health benefits, 401K and more. Axiomites also get access to professional development resources and learning and development programs. Axiomites predominately work remotely, with the exception that some clients require on-site presence.

Axiom is the global leader in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent. Covering North America, the UK, Europe, and APAC, we enable legal departments to drive efficiency and growth and meet the demands of today’s business landscape with best in breed alterative legal services.

Axiom is a leader in diversity, inclusion, and social engagement. Diversity is core to our values and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be named a best place to work for LGBTQ+ Equality, earning top marks in the 2021 Corporate Equality Index for the second consecutive year. Axiom’s legal department is Mansfield certified and is committed to considering at least 50% diverse candidates for leadership roles and outside counsel representation.  

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Learn more about working at Axiom. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Axiom ensures equal employment opportunity in recruitment and employment, without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religious creed or belief, political opinion, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital (or civil or other partnership recognized by law) status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Axiom prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities: Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Axiom will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in each stage of the recruitment process. To request an accommodation to complete the application form, please contact us at benefits@axiomlaw.com and include “Applicant Accommodation” in the subject line.   


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