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What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Privacy Office is seeking an experienced attorney to provide counseling on a broad range of privacy topics to multiple internal client groups and to support several Privacy Office initiatives with an emphasis on US privacy compliance.

  • Counsel and provide strategic guidance regarding US federal and state laws and regulations related to privacy and data protection, Verizon’s internal privacy and data protection policies, and best privacy practices.
  • Support Verizon’s privacy impact assessment program.
  • Evaluate privacy legislation and regulations for potential impact on the company.
  • Evaluate and negotiate supplier agreement data privacy provisions.
  • Assess privacy risks for third party or supplier relationships.
  • Assist with preparation of executive-level and board presentations by the Chief Privacy Officer.
  • Draft communications to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Counsel the business on the privacy implications of new products and features including advising on contract amendments required with third party vendors where applicable.
  • Counsel and train employees to ensure best practices in areas of privacy protection.
  • Assist in the development of internal and external privacy policy positions.

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Member in good standing of the bar of at least one state.
  • Three or more years of experience either at government agency, legal or policy firm, or in-house legal department focused on issues related to data privacy.
  • Experience with U.S. federal and state privacy laws and experience advising on privacy compliance.
  • Experience with privacy-related tools or controls, such as privacy impact assessments.
  • Experience with assessing privacy risks for third party or supplier relationships.
  • Experience with privacy-by-design such as experience conducting privacy reviews of new products and enhancements to existing products and preparing privacy and end user notices.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and devise solutions to legal issues under tight deadlines and with limited supervision.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with personnel in various roles and levels.
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of successfully managing complex projects from inception to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.
  • Experience communicating with federal or state regulators.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and highly-developed analytical reasoning skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google G Suite products.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).