Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Associate

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Exp.: 3 - 6 Years
Responsibilities and practice
Dentons US LLP is seeking a Data Privacy & Cybersecurity associate with at least 3-6 years of experience and excellent academic credentials to join our New York (Meatpacking location), San Francisco or Washington, DC office. Candidates with practical technical experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Our competitive, top market compensation and merit-based system is ideal for entrepreneurial builders with passion for the sector. The position offers front-line, meaningful responsibility to assist and advise clients on a range of global compliance strategies regarding privacy, data protection, international data transfers and cybersecurity. Responsibilities will include:
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Drafting policies and procedures (privacy policies, privacy statements, incident response plans, vendor contracting templates, etc.)
  • Assisting clients with determining priorities and implementation of privacy and/or cyber governance program(s)

This position also offers daily, direct client communications and supervision of paralegals and more junior lawyers. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons through unique engagement with colleagues and clients on a global basis.

Position requirements
Personal skills/attributes:
  • Has excellent research and organizational skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • Is a self-starter with the ability to prioritize workload with competing demands
  • Displays good judgment and works well under pressure
  • Is capable of enjoying work in a collaborative, congenial environment
  • Has a proven ability to independently manage matters, or meaningful segments of large/complex matters, and to facilitate pushing projects to completion

Technical skills:
  • At least 3-6 years’ of practical experience with data privacy, including specific health care privacy experience (such as HIPAA and state sensitive information laws)
  • Industry experience and/or experience drafting privacy and security policies and procedures for compliance with at least several of the following: FTC and State AG best practices (FIPPs), GLBA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, COPPA, Cal-OPPA, state breach notification and security laws, US-EU and US-Swiss Privacy Shield
  • Working understanding of international, federal, state and local privacy and security laws and technologies to support compliance
  • Certified Information Privacy Professionals are strongly preferred, including the following certifications: CIPP-US, CIPP-EU, and CIPM

Other requirements
Should be licensed to practice law in the relevant state of hire, and be in good standing

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