Senior Privacy & Compliance Counsel (Remote)

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Privacy, Data Protection Exp.: 6 - 9 Years
At Zenefits, our mission is to level the playing field for the other 99.7%— the underserved small and mid-size businesses that fuel our economy. These businesses face challenges disproportionate to their size and resources. That’s why we provide an intuitive, mobile, all-in-one People Operations ("POPs") platform specifically built for small businesses and their employees.

The role:
The Senior Privacy and Compliance Counsel is a terrific opportunity to work in a fast paced environment in a key role that combines legal advisory and compliance functions. You will be able to operate independently and work collaboratively within the broader Legal Team as well as cross-functionally and with business partners. This position will report to our General Counsel. If this role interests you, we strongly encourage you to apply!

What you’ll do:
  • Stay abreast of strategically important laws and regulations in the US and the EU, such as HIPAA, CCPA/CPRA and GDPR and related state and federal legislation.
  • Manage and further develop Zenefits’ Risk Management, Compliance and Privacy Programs.
  • Manage and facilitate privacy and other Zenefits compliance policies, compliance training, procedures, documentation, company guidance, and related customer and employee requests and escalations.
  • Help ensure legal adherence and other compliance adherence, while enabling the development and execution of business initiatives.
  • Provide legal and compliance guidance related to payroll tax compliance and operational functions.
  • Perform other legal responsibilities as requested, including but not limited to, commercial agreement review from time to time.

What you'll bring:
  • JD from an accredited institution.
  • Licensed member in good standing of any US state bar.
  • 6-9 years of substantive experience in privacy and data protection matters, preferably in the technology sector at a consumer facing SaaS technology company.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US and international privacy and data protection laws.
  • Understanding of Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure.
  • Curiosity with a need to understand how things work and a willingness to dive into the details of business operations, procedures and technicalities to craft and optimize solutions.
  • Solution orientation and a can do attitude.
  • The ability to educate others - you like to break down complicated laws and regulations into practical advice and guidance for your business partners and build positive relationships across departments and levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in knowing when and how to raise issues and propose solutions.
  • In addition to the above requirements, these qualifications are strongly preferred:
  • CIPP/US Certification
  • SOC2 program management experience
  • Experience with AML and Bank Secrecy Act compliance
  • Payroll operations experience

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