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Office of General Counsel Data Protection Attorney Director

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Job Category:   Legal
Line of Service:   IFS
State & City:   CA-San Francisco|DC-Washington|NY-New York
Travel Requirements:   0-20%
Position Type:   Director
Req ID:   101966BR
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As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.

Job Description
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the U.S. Firm's legal department, providing dedicated legal support to the Firm. OGC divides its resources into six practice groups:

Litigation, which oversees claims and regulatory matters involving the firm and its personnel.

Counseling, which supports the individual Lines of Service with respect to practice issues, as well as advises on regulatory issues.

Corporate, which advises the firm on matters relating to its operations both within the US and as it relates to the broader PwC Network, including mergers and acquisitions, governance and partnership law matters and treasury affairs.

Commercial, which supports the firm's client contracting function.

Employment, which advises on matters related to employees and partners of the firm.

Tech, IP and Data Protection, which advises the firm on intellectual property, technology transactional matters, data issues and data privacy.

See Additional Information below for a description of the specific OGC role that the firm is currently seeking to fill.

Position/Program Requirements
Basic Qualifications: Prior experience providing legal advice as a specialist in one of the practice groups (litigation, counseling, corporate, commercial, employment ).
Prior professional experience required; the extent, nature and duration of the experience depends upon the role involved.


Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Juris Doctorate


Knowledge Preferred:

Technical professional knowledge in legal specialty.


Skills Preferred:

Experience with managing outside counsel to obtain optimal outcome and contain costs.
Proven experience in identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis.
Extensive negotiation skills with respect to legal issues.
Proven ability to manage multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources.
Proven ability to build consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements


We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced
attorney specializing in data protection/data privacy.
The scope and responsibilities of this position include
providing strategic advice and counseling in
connection with the development, collection, use,
transfer and governance of data, including data
analytics, privacy and security, both from a US and
international perspective. This attorney will advise on
data issues in connection with all aspects of the
Firm’s business, including with respect to security
incidents, policies and procedures, international data
flows, transactions, joint ventures, development and
use of analytics tools, contracting, security, employee
matters and social media. This attorney will also
serve as one of the Firm's subject matter experts on
global data protection laws and regulations.

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