• Legal, Global Transaction Banking, US Payments Attorney, Vice President

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    Bank Reg/ Consumer & Comm Bnkg
    Employment Type


    We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


    Goldman Sachs Bank USA seeks a transaction banking and payments attorney to join its Legal team. This transaction banking attorney will support US payments initiatives (both retail and commercial) as well as the rapidly growing global Transaction Banking business.

    This attorney will be involved in advising on all aspects of legal, regulatory and compliance matters related to U. S. payments activities and providing overall support of the Transaction Banking business, including drafting and negotiating commercial cash management contracts, managing complex strategic partnership negotiations and handling other general business contracts.  In addition, this attorney will broadly advise on other payments initiatives across the firm.


    Given the entrepreneurial nature of the businesses and initiatives supported, the attorney should be proactive and eager to confront complex and novel issues with a mix of rigor and creativity. 



    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Draft, negotiate and review contracts
    • Advising and assisting Goldman Sachs in resolving legal issues
    • Engaging assistance from and working with external counsel, as needed
    • Attend various business risk and control meetings as a key stakeholder
    • Draft and assist the business with implementing standard operating procedures
    • Advise on US and international payments laws and regulations

    Experience and Educations:

    • Juris Doctor degree from a top law school
    • 7+ years of experience at a large law firm and/or in-house at a financial institution
    • Knowledge of US and international payments legal issues and business practices, including card operating and NACHA rules
    • Familiarity with cash management products/services and digital assets
    • Excellent speaking and presentation skills
    • Highly responsive, with as strong sense of urgency, and multi-tasking skills
    • Excellent time management skills, ability to handle multiple internal clients and projects



    At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

    We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

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