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Privacy Counsel/Senior Privacy Counsel (San Francisco Bay Area)

San Francisco Bay Area, California
Job Type
Practice Areas
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Privacy Counsel/Senior Privacy Counsel (San Francisco Bay Area)


Our client, a rapidly growing software company with marquee investors, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for the company’s first dedicated privacy counsel. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class team and advise and partner with teams across the Company.

The Privacy Counsel/Senior Privacy Counsel will work closely with engineering, product, security, sales, marketing and other teams to manage legal risk and compliance with global privacy laws and regulations. You will help lead the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives that focus on building a scalable privacy program and you will educate and train key stakeholders on prioritizing data protection as a core value for the Company.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Providing a wide range of subject matter expertise and resource on privacy, security and data
• Working with teams worldwide on various privacy and security initiatives
• Partnering closely with your legal team colleagues on cross functional projects with privacy
• Drafting external privacy notices and disclosures, and managing/updating internal policies and
procedures to ensure compliance with global privacy laws
• Providing guidance and interpretation on legal requirements to the engineering and product teams
with respect to existing and new product features and functionality for privacy-by-design
• Responding to customer and employee questions about their individual data rights and the Company’s
processing activities
• Drafting data protection impact assessments
• Analyzing privacy law developments and providing analysis and guidance for implementation into
business processes
• Counseling commercial teams and business partners on data protection related provisions in
• Assisting in the formation and management of a cross functional privacy committee, on which you
will play an integral role in its ongoing viability and success

The ideal candidate will possess:
• At least 5 to 8 years of experience advising a multinational SaaS company on global data privacy
regulations and laws
• Deep experience with global privacy regulations and laws, including GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive,
• A working understanding of Australian Privacy Act, HIPAA, and PIPEDA, and desire to learn LGPD and
upcoming regulations and laws
• Foundational knowledge of key security programs such as SOC2, ISO, and HIPAA
• The passion to drive and support the Company’s privacy initiatives
• Experience interfacing with a Data Protection Officer
• CIPP/E and/or CIPP/US certification
• Comfort influencing and educating colleagues on the importance of privacy and implementation of
privacy initiatives, and the gravitas necessary to gain the respect of senior leaders in the
• An ability to multi-task with great attention to detail in a fast growing environment
• The versatility and confidence to take on challenges that are presented to you
• Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize
• Excellent presence and proven ability to influence at all levels
• An ability to communicate complex issues, both in writing and orally, with ease
• A collaborative approach
• A law degree, admission to practice law in California, and an excellent academic record

This is a unique opportunity to join a company that is headed for greatness. Compensation is competitive, hours are good, people are awesome, and the career opportunity is compelling.

Solutus Legal Search has been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

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