Senior Counsel, Innovation Law - Incident Response

Northbrook, IL
Full Time
Practice Areas: Privacy, Cybersecurity, Technology, International, Intellectual Property Job #: 629002 Exp.: 10+ Years Salary: $112,800 - $180,000 Yearly
Job Summary:
The Incident Response Senior Expert will lead the team responsible for managing and executing Allstate’s centralized privacy incident investigation and remediation process as well as the legal team that researches and advises on the applicable legal requirements. This role requires advanced business acumen and a deep understanding of the legal requirements, business objectives and technologies supporting the processes. The individual in this role will need to identify issues and recommend business-focused advice and direction to a broad range of businesses on remediation activities to reach a balanced resolution consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. This role will also be responsible for compiling and reporting on monthly and quarterly metrics to identify key trends and opportunities to Executive Leadership. As a leader, the individual in this role will also provide direction and guidance to the team and other stakeholders, leveraging the knowledge and skills of managers and teams of professionals, and offering coaching and performance feedback.

Job Description:
  • Coordinate investigations across the enterprise and ensure proper stakeholder involvement
  • Lead the privacy issues and incident team members to execute an efficient and effective process
  • Deep understanding of key regulatory requirements and risks and develop innovative solutions to mitigate risk while achieving business objectives consistent with applicable laws and regulations
  • Adapt and enhance current processes to account for changes in external and internal environment
  • Assess complex changes in company processes, standards, and technology to ensure the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies
  • Provide creative problem solving in a dynamic business environment
  • Conduct complex research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority
  • Conduct risk analyses on key issues, looking at issues from a holistic perspective, recognizing overall impact to the enterprise; make strategic recommendations based on risk analyses
  • Supervise employees, contractors, and consultants
  • Manage outside counsel, budgets and financial plans
  • Understand interaction in regulated environments between business, policy, compliance, legislative and legal frameworks
  • Work with the key partners in data governance, enterprise risk management, human resources, information security, law and regulation and business areas
  • Work cross-functionally with areas of responsibility across Allstate to build consensus and drive adoption of security mindset and to manage large-scale technology- and security-driven projects

Job Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
  • Juris doctorate required
  • 10+ years related experience typical
  • Experience operating within parent company and its family of companies
  • Experience in the following areas: privacy, cybersecurity, technology, international, intellectual property, M&A, strategy, commercial, data, and/or highly regulated sectors
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating technology agreements (including software and hardware)
  • Business and work experience outside legal context

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • License to practice law in State of Practice (and/or other states as required)

Functional Skills:
  • Leadership skills, including team building and collaboration
  • Executive presence and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Budget management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Business acumen with ability to quantify return on investments (create and contribute to business cases and risk evaluations)

Compensation Data
Compensation range for this position is $112,800 to $180,000 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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