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Data Privacy Attorney

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help. If you are a client-focused professional who wants your ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.    
We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve.    
We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

On behalf of a global technology company, we are looking for an experienced attorney with data privacy knowledge and experience.

The right applicant needs to be well organized, capable of dealing with senior managers and confidential information plus co-ordinate across different areas.

Specifically you will:

  • Provide proactive strategic leadership and guidance on privacy and data security issues across global legal and compliance teams to drive partnership, knowledge-sharing and efficiency.
  • Advise on compliance and best practices across all aspects of global privacy and data protection law and regulation, including data use and sharing, analytics, data retention, data security and data breaches.
  • Advise on potential business impact of proposed changes to U.S. and international privacy and data security laws and regulations.  
  • Review collection, use and transfers of user data and draft privacy policies and disclosures.
  • Provide strategic expertise and partnership to the company’s legal teams on a wide range of data protection and other global privacy matters.
  • Provide strategic expertise and partnership to the company’s commercial, advertising and employment legal teams on a wide range of data protection and other global privacy matters.
  • Creatively build upon and drive awareness around privacy and data security issues, including developing and delivering training.
  • Lead data incident response preparedness, including evolving and practicing the Company’s data incident response plan.
  • Oversee Information and Records management including alignment with privacy and security policies.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to team and build strong talent and capability aligned to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Ensure teams follow established strategies and deliver on goals and objectives.

Skills for success:

  • Understanding of online advertising, including underlying tracking technologies.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity and network monitoring and security.
  • Understanding of management of personal data in the HR context.
  • Privacy program management experience.
  • Experience in the payments industry.
  • CIPP certification.
  • Experience in drafting privacy policies and notices.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Sharepoint).

Experience:

  • Minimum 12+ years’ experience, preferably in a corporate legal department, with substantial focus on consumer and employee privacy and data security legal and compliance issues.
  • Experience building and/or leading corporate privacy and data security program.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills including building strong business partnerships along with achieving results.
  • Experience with online, mobile, social networking and digital technology issues.
  • CIPP strongly preferred.
  • Technical/systems background a plus.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills including building strong business partnerships along with achieving results.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to influence beyond authority in a complex and matrixed organization.
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Strong speaking, writing and negotiating skills.
  • Support an inclusive work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor or LLM from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the U.S.
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