Information Security Senior Associate or Counsel – Washington, D.C
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
August 9, 2018
Washington DC, D.C.
Full Time - Experienced
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for a senior associate or counsel to join its Privacy and Security Practice Group.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of privacy and security experience, including incident response and security remediation counseling, and will have a demonstrated interest in practical information security risk management. To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter, is highly detail-oriented, is comfortable with direct client contact, and is comfortable interacting with C-suite executives and IT department heads.
Excellent communication skills, academic credentials and strong analytical and writing skills are required. An IT background or demonstrated technical interest is preferred and IAPP or CISSP certification is a plus. Active membership in the DC Bar in good standing is required or at least plans to apply for membership in the DC Bar shortly after commencing employment.
Among other duties, this position may include: (i) researching legal principles and precedents; (ii) drafting and negotiating data use agreements and various non-disclosure agreements; (iii) drafting information security policies and procedures; (iv) implementing data security advice with a practical risk-focused lens; (v) drafting and reviewing data privacy policies, including data privacy policies for websites and mobile apps; (vi) assisting with information security risk assessments; (vii) assisting with responses to privacy and information security incidents; (viii) assisting with responses to regulatory complaints and investigations, and related matters; (ix) providing general data privacy and security counseling to clients; and (x) conducting privacy / information security deal due diligence. This candidate also has the opportunity to be cross-trained in functional enterprise IT architecture, system/software development and threat hunting to guide legal risk discussions.
To apply please submit your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample (10 pages max). We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.
We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.
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