Data Privacy & Cybersecurity- (junior/mid-level) Associate - SF

Attorney San Francisco, CA


Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting opportunity for a junior/mid-level privacy lawyer in the Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Group of its San Francisco office.  We are looking for a whip-smart, personable associate who lives and breathes all things data protection, is dedicated to providing clients with top-notch legal services, and who is ready take the next step in their career and collaborate with experienced data protection partners on cutting edge data use, privacy and security issues.  While the position is based in San Francisco, GT’s footprint will provide this associate the opportunity to work with clients, large and small, from variety of industries located throughout the United States on privacy and security issues. 


Job Requirements

  • Admission to practice law in California with excellent academic credentials;
  • 3+ years of law firm experience including at least 2 years specializing in data protection matters;
  • A sophisticated understanding of how web technologies work;
  • Superior writing skills, strong work ethic, great communication skills, comfort with ambiguity and outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience assisting companies develop global privacy programs, and with compliance with CCPA, GLBA, HIPAA, GINA, CAN-SPAM, GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, HIPAA, GLBA, UK Data Protection Regulation, Japan Data Protection Regulation and other global privacy laws and regulations;
  • A strong working knowledge of privacy and data security laws on a federal and state level relating to the healthcare and financial industry;
  • Experience  drafting and negotiating  professional services agreements, technology licenses, and other types of commercial agreements involving data sharing;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Experience drafting and revising privacy notices, terms of service, incident response plans, information security policies and other data protection policies;
  • Willingness and desire to learn;
  • Prefer experience responding to security Incidents and handling data breaches, advising on emarketing issues, M&A due diligence, responding to regulatory investigations, and providing advice on privacy by design/default in relation to product development (preferred); and
  • Prefer Certified Information Privacy Professional (US and EU).To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, law school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable), and a writing sample, all in PDF format.

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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.