Legal Counsel, Data Protection (AMER) - Remote

Exp.: 3 - 6 Years
We seek an experienced Corporate Counsel to support Splunk’s commercial privacy and security program initiatives in the AMER region. This role’s primary focus is to help draft, negotiate and align Splunk’s commercial privacy and security obligations to Splunk’s world-wide contractual, legal and regulatory practices. You will work closely with members of Splunk’s Data Protection team to maintain and evolve Splunk’s commercial data protection terms globally and develop and enhance internal/external content related to privacy and security. The role will report to Splunk’s Sr. Counsel, Data Protection. Splunk is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; for this position, full-time remote is available (East Coast time zone preferred).

Personal Characteristics and Skills: How can I succeed at Splunk?

The successful candidate will:
  • Have a high EQ and a strong history of successful cross-functional collaboration with others;
  • Speak/write clearly and concisely with a flexible style adaptable to different needs globally;
  • Rapidly adapt to evolving negotiations ;
  • Express complex ideas in easily understandable and effective ways;
  • Be agile when managing conflict and creating/influencing/implementing policies and procedures;
  • Possess excellent business judgment and exceptional strategic thinking and analytical capabilities;
  • Be proactive and demonstrate initiative, resourceful, and strong work ethic;
  • Maintain a sense of humor and live the mantra--work hard, have fun, make history!

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!
The successful candidate will:
  • Draft, review and negotiate privacy, security and data protection terms in customer/vendor/ product agreements--SaaS experience required (3-6 years);
  • Manage customer inquiries and escalations around privacy, security and data protection from the Commercial Legal team and Field Sales organizations;
  • Create and provide training to the Commercial Legal and Field Sales organization for general and EMEA-specific data protection issues;
  • Create informational material for the Field Sales organization and Splunk’s customers about Splunk’s data protection program;
  • Collaborate with legal and business clients to identify, develop and implement process improvements to the commercial aspects of Splunk’s Data Protection Program;
  • Keep up with industry guidelines that relate to Splunk’s products, such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FedRAMP;
  • Identify and draft amendments to privacy and security contractual terms and new templates or clauses as required;
  • Collaborate with the Commercial Legal team on contract administration, including contract process improvement, contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting;
  • Help update and maintain Splunk’s customer RFP database;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!
Candidates must have:
  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials;
  • License to practice law in good standing in state where practicing;
  • At least 6-9 full years tech transactions experience, with minimum 4 years concentrated SaaS and data protection (privacy and security), in-house experience strongly preferred;
  • Solid grasp of the commercial requirements of key data protection compliance programs in the EU/US (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA);
  • Foundational knowledge of key security programs such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FedRAMP;
  • Strong familiarity with emerging technologies, network and cyber security, infrastructure resiliency and cloud computing;
  • Significant experience negotiating Data Protection Addenda and Information Security Addenda;
  • A passion for data protection;
  • Expertise in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Prior experience with OneTrust and Conga/Apttus, a plus.

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