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Senior Privacy Counsel (Full Time, Permanently Remote)

Company: VeraSafe
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

VeraSafe is a small, innovative, and successful, U.S. headquartered privacy and cybersecurity compliance consulting firm and law firm. Due to rapid growth, we are seeking a senior privacy attorney to join our team of data security and privacy professionals, which includes U.S. and international attorneys. This is a fully remote position and will remain as a fully remote position. Check out our other great benefits, listed at the end of this job description.This is an exciting time for VeraSafe, and we look forward to forging a deep partnership together on this journey. Your leadership will make a lasting impact on our firm and our industry.About the RoleThe successful candidate's primary job responsibilities will include leading client engagements, advising clients on privacy compliance, conducting detailed legal analysis of clients' products and services, data protection assessments and regulatory compliance auditing, and managing mid-level and junior associates who are engaged on the matters you lead. Segments we focus on include pharmaceuticals (e.g., data protection in clinical trials) and software-as-a-service/SaaS privacy compliance.We are not your typical legal job. We use project managers to keep our remote team organized and our projects streamlined and on-track. We have always been and will continue to be a remote team. We encourage our team members to travel and to take advantage of our ability to work as digital nomads, whether that means spending a few months abroad or on extended trips to be near family. We collaborate closely (you won't feel like you're working in isolation) and we actively encourage sharing of credit for work well done, resources, and advice (and penalize the reverse). We are not biglaw. We do top-notch work for interesting clients, yet we pride ourselves on our team members being happy, with time and energy for a life outside of work, which we believe makes us better attorneys who don't burn out.Note: There is a 1-3 hour skills assessment associated with the recruitment for this position. We know this is a burden, but we think it's worth it, and we appreciate you taking the time to complete it. We've found it enables us to find the best attorneys, regardless of their experience, where they went to law school, or where they were trained. We want smart, kind, creative lawyers, plain and simple, and this assessment is a crucial part of our ability to hire this way.Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading client projects with a focus on client satisfaction and engagement, ensuring accurate high-quality work products, and monitoring and managing profitability
  • Supervising junior attorneys and team members and providing feedback and guidance
  • Working directly with VeraSafe clients, including leading client engagements
  • Assessing client information systems for compliance with data protection regulations
  • Drafting data protection agreements, addenda, and amendments
  • Advising clients on privacy-related product improvements
  • Researching legal issues and composing legal opinions/memoranda
  • Writing privacy law related articles and blog posts
  • Leading the development of in-house legal templates
  • Leading the development of internal procedures and methodologiesWhat We Need From YouRequired:
    • 10+ years of work experience as a practicing attorney
    • At least 3-5 years of work experience as a privacy attorney-preferably with significant experience working with the GDPR, the former EU Data Protection Directive, Privacy Shield, or US privacy laws
    • Privacy certifications of some kind (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPP/US, specialty from law school, etc.)
    • Experience supervising junior attorneys and the ability to provide direction and feedback in a helpful and positive manner
    • Experience working closely with clients and successfully managing client relationships
    • License to practice law in your jurisdiction
    • Team player, interested in contributing to a growing enterprise
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Ability to work remotelyPreferred:
      • 15+ years of work experience as a practicing attorney
      • 5+ years of work experience as a privacy attorney
      • Work experience both in a professional services firm (law firm or consulting firm) and in-house counsel position
      • Experience, training, or certification in one of the following areas: IT security, DevOps, programming, web development, MIS/CIS, or other technology fieldKey Competencies
        • Detail-oriented and highly organized with a strong work ethic
        • Tech-savvy and comfortable using a variety of software applications
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Strong leadership and management capabilities
        • Ability to manage your own schedule in order to work successfully with international teams and meet aggressive deadlines
        • Ability to work independently and fully deliver on all commitmentsVeraSafe's Excellent Benefits Include:
          • Paid time off
          • Paid holidays
          • Eligibility for annual bonuses
          • Reimbursement for certain personal flight tickets
          • Flexible working schedule in some roles
          • Work From Almost Anywhere with Wifi
          • Membership in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and IAPP exam fee reimbursement (CIPP/E) and eligibility for bonuses for achieving professional certifications
          • Optional Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program
          • Choice of Mac or PC company laptop (if not utilizing the BYOD program)
          • Twice-a-month paydays
          • Direct depositHealth Insurance, Other Insurance, HSA Benefits, etc.:
            • Health Insurance
            • Health Savings Account (HSA): Pre-taxed funds available to pay for health-related expenses
            • Dental Insurance
            • Vision Insurance
            • Employee Basic Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
            • Employee Voluntary Term Life Insurance
            • Spouse Voluntary Term Life Insurance
            • Child(ren) Voluntary Term Life Insurance
            • Long Term Disability (LTD): Income assistance if unable to work due to injury/disability after 180 days from start of injury/disability
            • Short Term Disability (STD): Income assistance (up to 26 weeks) if unable to work due to injury/disability after 14 days from start of injury/disability
            • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
            • Critical Illness Insurance
            • Legal Plan: Unlimited access (in person, by phone, online) to network attorneys for certain legal matters
            • Group Accident Insurance
            • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
            • OCB Transit Reimbursement: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for mass transit expenses
            • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Limited Health Care FSA: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for some health-related expenses
            • Dependent Care FSA: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for dependent care expenses (such as daycare)Other Benefits:
              • Tremendous professional development growth opportunities in the privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity niche
              • The chance to have a long-lasting effect on a small but growing international business
              • Work in an open environment with a team that respects your ideas and contributions
              • Occasional opportunities to travel in North America and EuropeOur HR Privacy Notice is available at the following link:

Keywords: VeraSafe, Irvine , Senior Privacy Counsel (Full Time, Permanently Remote), Legal , Irvine, California

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