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Data Privacy Attorney

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Data Privacy Attorney to join our dynamic team in San Francisco, San Diego, and our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Data Privacy Attorney, you will be responsible for supporting the GDPO in advising on data sharing and data processing agreements, implementing initiatives necessary for demonstrating compliance with the Firm’s Binding Corporate Rules and governance obligations, monitoring developments in privacy laws in relevant jurisdictions to inform the Firm’s data privacy strategy, and engaging with stakeholders to raise awareness of data privacy requirements and best practice across the Firm. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Firm’s Procurement function and Security Review Team to review vendor contracts and other commercial relationships involving the transfer of personal data; drafting, reviewing, and negotiating relevant contracts and ensuring requirements relating to international transfers of personal data are met
  • Working with members of the GDPO and other key internal stakeholders to review proposed projects which involve the collection or utilization of personal data, advising on privacy risks and compliance with local data privacy laws; where necessary, carrying out privacy impact assessments
  • Working with Information Governance, Data Privacy Committee and other privacy attorneys in the Firm to respond to requests from individuals to exercise their rights under applicable data privacy laws in the UK, EU, USA and other relevant jurisdictions, including requests to access or delete their personal data
  • Working with members of the GDPO to implement measures necessary to demonstrate compliance with applicable data privacy laws, including managing and updating records of processing activities, assisting with data mapping and vendor management reviews
  • Reviewing and updating transparency notices, privacy policies and procedures globally
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Possess strong project management and organizational skills including the ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, anticipate obstacles and handle multiple deadlines
  • Are a self-starter able to use their own initiative in driving improvements to the Firm’s compliance posture
And have:

  • A Law degree from an accredited law school
  • A minimum of two (2) years of PQE experience
  • Experience of contract drafting and negotiation
  • Experience in advising on EU and US data privacy laws, including GDPR, CCPA/CPRA
  • Experience working on and maintaining data privacy compliance programs
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $150,000 - $178,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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