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Senior Legal Counsel - Workforce Solutions & Special Projects


Who is Equifax  

 As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the economy by helping consumers, companies and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and technology lets us create the insights that power decisions to move people forward. 

Equifax serves businesses from uncovering more profitable prospects, identifying who to trust and do business with, detecting fraud, verifying employment eligibility, to delivering powerful workforce management tools. For consumers we are behind the scenes to help provide a seamless and positive experience during life’s big moments — like applying for a job, purchasing a property, or buying a car. 

With the global power of over 13,000 dedicated, smart, and passionate team members, we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is where you can ‘power your possible’. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.  

What you’ll do  

As a Senior Legal Counsel for the Equifax Workforce Solutions business unit, you will be responsible for providing specialised legal advice on data privacy, competition and consumer law. This is an incredible opportunity to join an amazing team and help fuel the hyper growth of an award winning innovative new solution that enables our customers to instantly verify income and employment information in a digital and secure way.  You will provide responsive, efficient, practical and high-quality legal advice and guidance in relation to product structuring, commercial contracts and related regulatory, compliance, operational support, sales and commercial issues. Mentoring team members will also be part of this role.  

You will work closely with the Executive General Manager, Workforce Solutions A/NZ and the Equifax General Counsel A/NZ to advise the business in the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of a wide range of new and existing customer contracts, including on-line standard terms, data commercialisation agreements, confidentiality agreements, IT agreements, license agreements, consultancy agreements, alliance, agency and joint venture agreements

As part of this role, you will also coordinate with the Equifax Data Privacy and Equifax Workforce Solutions legal and compliance teams in the U.S.,U.K. and Canada to seek to capitalise on and adapt existing knowledge, vision and proven go-to-market strategies for the local market. as well as the External Affairs Team to develop constructive relationships with all applicable industry regulators (including the OAIC, ACCC, ASIC, AFCA, AFSA, ACMA, Austrac and the AEC), industry associations (including ARCA, AFIA and ADMA) and consumer advocacy bodies, as required, in order to advise the business on the impact of potential changes in the regulatory landscape.

What experience do you need?  

  • Minimum 8 years experience as a commercial lawyer in the technology (ideally data) industry, and with experience in financial services.

  • Must have prior in-house experience with a major corporation, and/or reputable law firm experience.

  • Extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiation of complex commercial contracts, preferably technology related; 

  • Comprehensive understanding of Data Privacy, Competition and Consumer, (preferably consumer credit) Law.

  • Business focussed individual who appreciates and is able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,  with the ability to interpret legal and contractual requirements and provide timely solutions-based legal advice, according to the needs of the business.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, great interpersonal skills and the ability to work directly with senior management

  • Self starter with the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team..

We believe that when we’re at our best, we can do our best. Equifax offers policies and programs that support our employees’ financial and personal wellbeing with additional leave days, hybrid working environment, employee assistance program and organisational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks. 

Are you ready to ‘power your possible’? Apply today and get started on an exciting new career path at Equifax, where you can make a difference! 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Working at Equifax

We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers. Watch our video to learn more about how you can power your possible! 

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