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American Express Paralegal-Legal Affairs in Sunrise, Florida


General Counsel’s Organization:

Where great legal minds influence global business strategy.

Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice that helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:

  • Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development

  • Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results

  • Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day support of attorneys handling consumer and merchant litigation, including conducting factual research of underlying claims, analyzing disputes, early case assessments, and possibly engaging with pro se litigants and/or opposing counsel;

  • Adherence to stringent internal reporting requirements and policies on managing and appropriately documenting electronic case files on matters;

  • Performance of research on legal issues on an as-needed basis; and

  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments impacting financial services industry.


Are you ready for the challenge?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate and/or 5 years relevant legal/business experience with emphasis on litigation and/or claims handling;

  • Ability to quickly train on, navigate, and extract information from a variety of databases and information platforms;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and strong work ethic;

  • Enthusiasm and interest in learning the dynamic American Express businesses and in becoming a key member of a high-performing team;

  • Proficiency using Lexis/Westlaw and the Internet for legal and factual research; and

  • Demonstrated competencies in:

  • Working independently;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Organization of maintenance of time sensitive documents;

  • Prioritization and handling of complex docket/multiple tasks;

  • Meeting deadlines in a fast – paced environment;

  • Regular and prompt attorney interaction;

  • Working well in cross-functional team settings; and

  • Gaining credibility and developing strong working relationships with legal colleagues and business clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation and/or financial services/consumer law;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both written and oral format; and

  • Knowledge of the legal field and its intersection with business.

Additional Details:

  • Location:Sunrise, Florida

  • Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

American Express:

Delivering extraordinary experiences to its customers and employees every day.

The success of American Express since its inception has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt, and take risks. What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees, and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect, and community.

Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. So if you are ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day. We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

In order to work in or visit any of our offices in the United States, we require colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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Job: Compliance

Primary Location: US-Florida-Sunrise

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21032618