Privacy Counsel

GEICOChevy Chase, MarylandFull TimeHybrid

GEICO is seeking a Privacy Counsel to join our Office of General Counsel.  This position will focus primarily on privacy, cybersecurity, and data-protection law, but will also engage with other general legal matters for the company.  The incumbent will possess a deep understanding of both data-protection laws and technology, and they will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to the CISO and other company stakeholders.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal clients to navigate issues related to data-protection & privacy compliance.

  • Assist the cybersecurity team with responding to privacy incidents, cyber incidents, and data breaches; manage any related investigations by regulators.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of privacy policies, procedures, and training programs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate potential privacy risks and provide practical solutions for our sales, underwriting, marketing, and claims teams.

  • Identify data-protection issues for new products, processes, and technologies; assist the privacy, cybersecurity, and product teams in addressing those risks.

  • Monitor and provide substantive comments on relevant privacy and data-protection legislative and regulatory changes, including through trade association and other industry fora; analyze and advise on potential impact to the organization.

  • Support Supplier Management with privacy aspects of vendor onboarding and management; help develop and negotiate related privacy and data-protection agreements.

  • Provide guidance for our data management and mapping.

  • Provide other legal support for the Office of General Counsel as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

  • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

  • 5+ years of experience practicing law including at least 3 years focused on privacy issues, preferably in a law firm or a highly regulated industry such as insurance or financial services.

  • Deep understanding and experience with U.S. federal and state data-protection laws (e.g., CCPA/CPRA, FCRA, GLBA, TCPA).

  • Strong understanding of technology and ability to communicate with both business units and IT/cybersecurity engineers.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts to non-lawyers.

  • Ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.

  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholders.

  • Privacy certification such as CIPP is a plus.


Cover Letter or Writing Sample Mandatory to be considered for this position.


Location – Hybrid: This position is a hybrid role and will require 2-3 days working in office.



The safety of our associates is GEICO’s highest priority. If you are required to come into the office for licensing, training, or orientation, please note that we have implemented a variety of safety precautions within our offices. Additional safety precautions include no-contact temperature screening stations, added signage for associates on common-area occupancy limits, socially distanced workstations, and increased cleaning procedures for all areas.


As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**

  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave

  • 401(k)Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Training and Licensures


*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. 

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants. 

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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