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MasterCard Counsel, Regulatory Affairs in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Job Title

Counsel, Regulatory Affairs


MasterCard’s Global Regulatory team is responsible for providing regulatory advice to business and counsel teams, meeting supervision and licensing obligations, ensuring regulatory compliance, ensuring regulatory risk management and liaising with key regulators and law enforcement officials for the purposes of preventing or minimizing the impact of adverse regulations on the company’s profitability and growth potential. The Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Brazil will be based in São Paulo City and will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, Regulatory Affairs - LAC, and will be part of the Global Regulatory team from a functional perspective and the Brazil Market team from a regional perspective.


The Counsel, Regulatory Affairs will assist in managing various regulatory matters arising in Brazil:

• Assist in the development and execution of the regulatory strategy for Brazil;

• Liaise and develop relationships with the Central Banks and anti-trust agency;

• Ensure supervision and licensing obligations and regulatory compliance are met;

• Be an important point of contact for the Brazil business and counsel teams, providing legal advice on regulatory matters;

• Ensuring regulatory risk management for products and services;

• Work in close collaboration with the Public Policy and LAC Brazil counsel teams;

• Participate in multi-dimensional projects across business units/regions, successfully navigating throughout the organization to partner effectively with individuals from other departments.


• JD from an established and reputable law school;

• Experience in a regulatory position in a corporation, association or government context and/or as a regulatory attorney in a law firm advising on payments, banking or financial services;

• Knowledge of financial services regulation is required;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;

• Proficiency in English (both written and spoken);

• Success in navigating and building relationships within a global multi-cultural organization; and

• Must demonstrate a proactive, time sensitive, results driven approach in carrying out all duties, obligations, and responsibilities.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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Requisition ID: R-120166