For our client, a large international organization, we are looking for an:
Assistant General Counsel - Data Privacy Specialist
Your responsibilities will be the following:
Prepare and provide business groups independent legal advice and memorandums on questions concerning the interpretation or application of law, legal instruments, or legal principles in relation to data privacy, across multiple jurisdictions.
Draft and advise on agreements, contracts, instruments, governance documents, and policies in the context of business activities including drafting risk assessments and specific agreements and clauses relating to Data Privacy.
Provide substantive legal advice in commercial negotiations
Provide Data Privacy training and counseling to different entities of the organization, including, if applicable, online Data Privacy training/compliance program for worldwide employees.
Provide advice on Data Privacy and/or ensure Data Privacy compliance for the organization and its industry activities as applicable.
Provide secretariat support for a global industry working group dedicated to privacy law.
Respond to requests for legal assistance on data privacy from clients, referred by Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel.
Assign work to Assistant Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel as required
Share specialist expertise across the Legal Workstreams
Manage external counsel providing advice on Data Privacy and develop strong relationships with external counsel
Lead client relationships on Data Privacy and lead projects relating to Data Privacy.
Assist with the periodic review and assessment of the organization technical and operation process and procedures to ensure Data Privacy compliance.
Draft material on Data Privacy, including case reviews, summaries of legal developments.
Lead the development of training and guidance material for staff on Data Privacy.
Maintain strong relationships with specialist legal communities relevant to the organization's work.
Advanced University degree in law, (LLB, JD, LLM) from an internationally recognized university,
Admission to practice law in a relevant jurisdiction, preferably the UK, EU member state, Canada, US, Australia or New Zealand.
Fifteen years post legal qualification experience in increasingly responsible positions in a private company, an organization, a government department or a law firm with a significant Data Privacy expertise.
Excellent command of English (mother tongue)
Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to influence.
Strategic thinking and strong entrepreneurial mindset.
Effective, confident communicator and team player.
Strong legal research skills.
Committed to personal development and continued learning.
Additional information: Candidates coming from outside EU will be considered for this role. Relocation package is offered by the organization for candidates coming from abroad.