Sr. Director Counsel, Information Security and Privacy

Eli Lilly and CompanyIndianaFull TimeRemote

$ 168,000 - 246,400USD Annually

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly is looking for an experienced attorney skilled in information security, privacy and cybersecurity. Are you a highly motivated and collaborative partner with strong relationship skills and the ability to work effectively with team members and members of management across all levels of the company? We want you to join our team!

The information security and privacy team seeks an attorney with impeccable judgment who will provide strategic legal counsel for global privacy and information security to the organization. The individual must be energized by working in a dynamic environment with broad responsibility, as this position will effectively partner with a wide range of team members across the company. This attorney will have direct, front-line responsibility providing strategic counsel to various functions, including ethics and compliance, information technology and security. The person will collaborate closely with regional and specialty legal colleagues to counsel and strategize on information security, cybersecurity, and privacy issues, including compliance with existing and emerging laws around the globe. Additionally, this role will collaborate with the government affairs team in influencing legislation and industry standards related to information security, cybersecurity, and privacy. The position reports to the Associate VP-Assistant General Counsel, Information Security and Privacy.


  • Provide proactive and strategic counsel to business partners on matters related to information security, cybersecurity, and privacy
  • Partner effectively and coordinate across Legal, as well as other functions to identify creative solutions and compliance practices for information, products, and internal operations
  • Proactively monitor, train, and advise on emerging risks, regulations, and standard processes
  • Provide legal counsel on information security related incident response actions and internal investigations
  • Ensure the organization maintains appropriate information security and privacy policies, notices, standards, controls, playbooks, and other practices and processes cross-functionally and as a part of global operations
  • Educate business, cross-functional team and operation leads, on potential legal implications of proposed security and privacy platforms, programs, and practices
  • Partner as a core member of information security strategy teams
  • Represent Lilly in various industry, legal and other relevant external groups
  • Draft and review, and otherwise support negotiations regarding information security and privacy provisions in a wide variety of agreements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and J.D. degrees from accredited schools.
  • Active license to practice law in at least one of the fifty states.
  • A minimum 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney, including at least 2 years of experience in areas of information security and privacy.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Preference for in-house legal experience, ideally with a global pharmaceutical or biotechnology company, or advising global corporation clients at a law-firm, or some combination of the two.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of various security and privacy regulations, frameworks, and accompanying guidance
  • Experience successfully and strategically handling security and privacy risks, threats, and breaches
  • Ability to research, track, and turn regulations and enforcement trends into practical, useful advice
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills with corporate business partners and/or clients, including the ability to work closely with IT and security teammates
  • Basic knowledge of and understanding of law enforcement, criminal investigative, and national security entities
  • Good judgment and a meticulous level of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and adapt to the changing environment
  • Comfortable operating with a sense of criticality and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Ability to engage across global geographic markets and different operating models
  • IAPP certification or other similar qualification
  • Experience counseling on emerging regulations and best practices in artificial intelligence, privacy, and information security
  • Experience counseling technology teams

Additional Information

Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $168,000 to $246,400 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

Location of role can be Indianapolis, IN or remote.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

$ 168000 - 246400 USD Annually

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