PwC Office of the General Counsel Data Protection Attorney in McLean, Virginia
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The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the U.S. Firm's legal department, providing dedicated legal support to the partnership. OGC divides its resources into six practice groups: Litigation, which oversees claims and regulatory proceedings 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, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, commercial contracting, governance and partnership law matters, privacy 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 & 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.
Basic Qualifications: Prior experience providing legal advice as a specialist in data protection. Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 3 Minimum Degree Required: Juris Doctorate Knowledge Preferred: Material subject matter expertise in data protection law. 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. This attorney’s primary responsibilities will be serving as the subject matter expert for global data protection/data privacy issues that arise in the course of transactional matters, including client and vendor data processing and data transfer agreements. In addition to transactional work, the scope and responsibilities of this position include being a part of the data protection legal team that provides 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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.