Counsel - United States
Western Union 259 reviews - Washington, DC

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We didn’t become the worldwide leader in money movement services overnight. The employees of Western Union have been the backbone of our innovative spirit—and continued success—since our beginnings in 1851. And it’s a proud tradition that continues today with the next dedicated, enterprising individual that joins our team—hopefully, you.

Right now, we are seeking a Counsel.

The primary responsibilities of this role will include: advising on local regulatory requirements relating to payments, foreign exchange and derivatives (forwards and options), counseling stakeholders on risks associated with strategic initiatives in the region, researching and monitoring laws in coordination with local counsel, supporting regulatory initiatives, and providing general legal support with respect to corporate commercial matters.

Other responsibilities will include: Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements with Western Union Business Solutions partners, customers and vendors in coordination with responsible business leaders Advising and supporting the Compliance department with respect to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations in the region, as well as internal Compliance policies and procedures Working closely with Litigation, Employment, IP and other shared functions within the General Counsel's Office of The Western Union Company.


Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited American school of law (preferably with honors), or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law in another country

6-9+ years of experience in an international law firm or legal department of a multi-national corporation (preferably engaged in the provision of financial services), with emphasis on payments, foreign exchange and derivatives

Experience in dealing directly with business clients at all levels, both inside and outside of the organization, but in particular in counseling senior business clients

Company Information

With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most, Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. Western Union offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. It all comes down to the relationships we've established over many years. We take pride in being close to our consumers. Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our consumers' neighborhoods. And we share our consumers' cultures. We are a significant part of each other's lives.As a result, our Agents and employees are more like ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are as a company and everything we stand for: Integrity. Partnership. Opportunity. Passion. Teamwork.

Relocation Eligible



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259 reviews
The Western Union Company (Western Union) is engaged in money transfer and payment services. The Companys services are available through a...