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G&S has been exclusively engaged by our client, a premier on-line education partner for colleges and universities, to assist in its search for a Privacy Counsel to help build and manage the company’s global privacy program. You will handle sophisticated domestic and international privacy/data security matters, as part of a rapidly expanding and highly collegial privacy team based in the company’s suburban Maryland headquarters and work closely with the Associate General Counsel for Privacy and Chief Privacy Officer (both of whom were placed by G&S).
Primary Responsibilities: Defining, maintaining and evaluating compliance with the company’s privacy program; building and improving the privacy program by establishing privacy compliance requirements that satisfy state, federal and global regulations; developing, implementing and training on a company incident response plan; applying leading practices related to the retention and collection of data; creating and maintaining appropriate business records reflecting products that support the client’s privacy and data use infrastructure; and serving as a general resource on privacy, data protection and data flow legal issues.
Qualified candidates must have between 3-5 years of experience at a private law firm and/or an in-house legal department, with a focus on privacy, data protection and/or cybersecurity. You should have a background in consumer protection, compliance and risk management. CIPP/US certification is a plus.
Appeal of the Position: Our client is a market leader in its field with arguably the most successful education technology IPO to date; the company’s “employee-focused culture” is extremely casual, friendly (yet professional) and collaborative; you will become a member of a dynamic and closely-knit privacy team that works in partnership with business units across the company; hours are predictable at 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the possibility to telecommute up to 3 days a week; and finally, the combination of base salary, bonus and equity grant is on the high-end of in-house compensation packages in the DMV.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 28080
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Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986, and the Firm has placed over 350 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2011-Present). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
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