Privacy and Transactions Counsel

CAPTRUSTCleveland, OhioFull Time

WHO are we looking for?

CAPTRUST is seeking a full-time, Transactional Counsel to lead the firm’s data privacy compliance efforts and assist in various additional transactional matters to join our internal legal team. The successful candidate will divide their focus between (i) developing and implementing a comprehensive enterprise privacy strategy and (ii) assisting in the firm’s acquisition strategy.

As counsel, you will provide practical legal advice across business lines while mitigating legal and privacy risks for the company. The role will include responsibility for coordinating matters with external counsel and internal stakeholders. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working with all levels of management to gain an in-depth understanding of our strategy and services. He/She/They will maintain the highest professional and ethical standards, have excellent time management, organization, and decision-making abilities, be able to work autonomously, prioritize projects and deadlines, be collaborative, and accountable while performing in a fast-paced and evolving environment.


  • Drive development and implementation of comprehensive enterprise privacy strategy
  • Maintain register of privacy laws and regulations applicable to the business
  • Understand CAPTRUST’s use of data in order to implement privacy best practices across the organization
  • Work closely with business groups across the firm in support of privacy efforts (IT, compliance, marketing, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain internal and external-facing privacy and data use policies and notices that support and promote compliance with applicable privacy laws
  • Inform our corporate attorneys and business partners as they negotiate a variety of agreements with our customers, partners and vendors with respect to privacy considerations
  • Assist in acquisition transactions, working with internal and outside counsel on definitive agreements, drafting letters of intent, and assisting in legal diligence efforts


Minimum Qualifications/Skills:

  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice and in good standing in applicable jurisdiction
  • 6+ years of law firm or in house experience or functioning at the senior associate level

Desired Qualifications/Skills

  • Knowledge of investment advisory industry
  • Familiarity with data privacy laws and best practices

WHAT can you expect from your career at CAPTRUST?

Our colleagues, like our clients, tend to stay with CAPTRUST for years. There's a reason for it; it's a great culture in which to work and grow. We all work together, each of us motivating those around us with our commitment to high standards. At CAPTRUST, expect a fully stocked break room, fun employee events, and a quality team surrounding you with opportunities for personal growth.

Our Employee Benefits Package shows how much we value our team. Some benefits include:

  • Employee ownership opportunities
  • Brick Bonus success sharing program
  • Comprehensive health coverage + Virgin Pulse wellness platform
  • 401(k) program with a 5% employer match + financial planning for colleagues

WHERE will you be working?

Any CAPTRUST Office Location

Due to the nature of the role, this is not a remote or work from home position.

HOW do we build a world class organization one brick at a time?

We make it a priority to hire those who have a commitment to service, a real interest in other people, and a passion to continuously improve. Simply put: the difference at CAPTRUST is the quality of our people and depth of our bench. If you are ready to make your mark, we want to talk to you.

Are you the next brick?

To get it done the CAPTRUST Way , an individual should exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Ability to build successful, collaborative, and trusting relationships
  • Instinctive aptitude for consistently creating accurate, concise, respectful, and easy-to-understand verbal and written communications conveying complex information
  • A strong sense of urgency about getting work done and solving problems to achieve results that benefit our clients and colleagues, even when faced with challenges
  • Inherent desire to give back to our communities and enrich the lives of those around us
  • An other-centered mindset
  • Integrity through maintaining objectivity

EEO/Diversity Statement

At CAPTRUST, we are committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment where ALL colleagues feel authentically seen, respected, and supported.

CAPTRUST is committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, marital status and registered domestic partner status, citizenship status, military and veteran status, disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. CAPTRUST makes all employment decisions without regard to these protected statuses and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. #mid-senior

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