Privacy and Product Counsel

TRU Staffing Partners

  • Full Time

Are you a motivated and collaborative privacy attorney looking for a new role with a pre-IPO fintech company? Our client is seeking a Privacy and Product Counsel to join their legal team. As a member of this legal team, you will have the rare opportunity to become a core contributor to the success of a company backed by one of the largest venture capital firms in the world. As the Product & Privacy Counsel, you’ll have an opportunity to advise teams across the organization on a wide range of product and privacy matters. You will help develop and scale the company’s privacy program and product compliance framework while working cross-functionally with nearly all lines of business. This position will require expertise in domestic and international privacy laws that impact the products and business operations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a global firm or in-house with a technology start-up; experience taking a company public is preferred. Only candidates holding a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification will be considered. Candidates with an active membership in good standing with the New York or California state bar will be considered first.

Job Description:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of compliance and product development programs in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to operationalize privacy initiatives and implement privacy controls
  • Draft and maintain data processing agreements
  • Conduct transfer impact assessments and privacy impact assessments
  • Advise cross-functional teams on developing a comprehensive, global data governance program
  • Provide advice to our strategic partnerships and product development teams to minimize legal risks, ensure compliance with applicable laws, and advance business goals
  • Monitor new policy developments that may affect our strategic partnerships and product teams; advise teams on potential impacts
  • Drive awareness on data privacy and security issues, including the development of training, policies, and guidelines that help business stakeholders spot and address data protection and privacy issues as they emerge in the development of new products and technologies
  • Build and enhance the legal team’s processes, efficiency, compliance framework, and best practices
  • Serve as the go-to subject matter expert related to privacy, data protection, and compliance on calls with customers
  • Provide expertise for special projects, including M&A and new product development
  • Advise upon and implement a best-in-class global data privacy and protection program that can scale with the business

Preferred Requirements:

  • Some legal experience in privacy and data protection issues in a law firm; in-house legal department experience and experience with technology transactions is strongly preferred
  • CIPP certification
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and great project management skills
  • Work well collaboratively, but desire to operate independently and own the outcomes of the privacy program and product compliance framework that you develop with the team
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills and can convey complex concepts in simple terms
  • Comfortable engaging on technical topics with product and engineering teams
  • Passionate about data privacy and staying current on all relevant global developments
  • Very strong research skills and a history of mastering a topic when advising on it
  • Excited about navigating complicated and novel legal concepts and issues
  • Have an active membership in good standing with the New York or California state bar and a J.D. from a top U.S. law school

Expected salary for this role is $200,000 – $300,000, commensurate with experience, training, skills, qualifications, and other market factors.

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