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Emerging Payment Systems

Payment systems and emerging payments are a mixture of existing and developing systems, players, markets, infrastructures, and technologies. Their evolution is occurring within a maze of regulations written for other times and participants.

Our payment systems and emerging payments lawyers understand this and have experience helping clients navigate the legal, regulatory, policy, and business issues surrounding nascent platforms, services, and technologies, including:

    • product/service structuring & strategy
    • strategic alliances
    • data collection and privacy
    • data security
    • cloud platforms
    • emerging payments
    • prepaid access
    • credit & debit cards and codes
    • mobile payments
    • payment networks
    • payment technologies (mobile apps, tokenization & P2PE, RFDI, NCF, beacon, peer-to-peer)
    • consumer-facing marketing & advertising
    • customer loyalty/reward programs
    • end user terms & conditions
    • blockchain
    • e-commerce
    • eWallets/mobile wallets
    • online/mobile bill payment
    • bitcoin, virtual, and alternate currencies
    • stored value
    • money orders
    • check cashing
    • ACH
    • regulatory compliance
    • remittance products
    • money services businesses
    • money transmitter licensing
    • fraud risk management
    • benchmarking & procedural compliance
    • risk mitigation

Our payment systems and emerging payments experience enables us to provide transactional, regulatory compliance, and enforcement/litigation defense to various parties involved in payment systems. Our clients include mobile payment providers, payments infrastructure providers, banks, nonbank financial institutions, retailers, startups, processors, virtual currency issuers and issuers, and distributors of cards and other prepaid access devices.

Global Footprint
As new technologies and payment systems attempt to leap traditional infrastructures to enable payments locally, nationally, or internationally, the movement of money or money-equivalents becomes heavily regulated. Our payment systems and emerging payments lawyers provide a global, interdisciplinary, and solutions-oriented service through the firm’s 46 offices on five continents.

Interdisciplinary Approach 
Payment systems and emerging payments involves advanced distribution systems and technologies that frequently give rise to cutting edge issues crossing multiple legal disciplines, including regulatory (such as financial services, telecommunications, consumer protection, data privacy, and security), intellectual property, litigation, tax, corporate, and beyond. Our lawyers provide a corresponding international range of legal services regarding these kinds of topics:

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Partner
P +1.412.355.8261
Partner
P +1.206.370.8101
Associate
P +1.202.778.9020
Partner
P +1.202.778.9288
Managing Partner, Austin Office
P +1.512.482.6875
Partner
P +1.617.261.3189
Partner
P +1.206.370.8287
Practice Management & Strategy Partner and Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.704.331.7484
Associate
P +1.415.882.8230
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8123
Partner
P +1.202.778.9363
Partner
P +1.212.536.4074
Partner
P +1.202.778.9055
Partner
P +1.212.536.3928
Partner
P +1.919.743.7351
Associate
P +1.214.939.5406
Partner
P +1.704.331.7582
Managing Partner, Asia
P +1.206.370.7617
Partner
P +1.212.536.4006
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.412.355.8687
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Transactional
Assisted major providers of cloud computing platforms with legal analysis of provider issues.
Drafted user agreements and other transactional documents for prepaid card programs.
Negotiated agreements on behalf of a peer-to-peer payment service provider with several mobile device makers to preinstall client’s app on mobile devices.
Negotiated agreements between a major prepaid card issuer and various universities to embed prepaid functionality in student identification cards.
Negotiated marketing agreements between a major prepaid card issuer and various affinity groups.
Drafted transactional documents for online service provider of “bar codes” redeemable for offline, third party products per a swipe of a smart phone.
Drafted agreements and transaction documents for a new payroll card product.
Negotiated agreements on behalf of a major prepaid card issuer with telecommunication companies and other parties to provide prepaid rebate/reward cards.
Assisted wireless network operator with the launch of its first bill-to-phone program for third party content providers, including analysis of legal risks and regulatory requirements and drafting program agreements.
Redrafted service provider PCI tokenization service to work for national retailer.