Payments Counsel, Apple Pay - (payments, credit/debit)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Corporate Functions


Posted: Dec 14, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114108362
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you love taking on big challenges without precedent? Do you possess a deep knowledge of the legal field and a passion for innovation? As a part of our Legal group, you’ll help uphold Apple’s high ethical and corporate standards, as well as defend our intellectual property. You’ll help provide legal support for all our products and businesses across the globe. Working for a company that invents entire categories and industries means you’ll be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and often unexplored aspects of the law. Together with your team, you’ll provide the critical support needed worldwide for all Apple products and businesses. Apple is looking for an Attorney to join Apple’s Legal Department to support Apple Pay.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant payments experience.
  • Must have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations related to the use of credit cards, debit cards, pre-paid cards, and other e-money instruments.
  • Significant experience in negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements, with strong intellectual property law and technology transactions background preferred.
  • Experience interacting with state and federal financial regulatory agencies in the U.S.
  • Strong client relationship skills
  • Collaboration skills essential


Primary responsibilities include advising Apple’s management team on a wide range of issues related to mobile wallets. Responsibilities will include advising on (a) the legal aspects of Apple’s relationships with third parties in the financial services industry, (b) the regulations that apply to banks and participants in the credit card and debit card industry, and © the expansion of Apple Pay.

Education & Experience

JD or equivalent from a top-tier law school and excellent academic credentials.

Additional Requirements