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Associate Privacy Counsel (Full Time, Remote Position)

Posted Mar 31
Full Time
Phoenix, Arizona

About VeraSafe VeraSafe is an innovative and successful U.S. headquartered privacy and cybersecurity compliance consulting firm and law firm. Due to rapid growth and increased demand for our international privacy and technology compliance and legal services, VeraSafe is seeking creative, motivated, and collaborative attorneys to join our team, regardless of prior work experience or education background. This is a fully remote position and will remain a fully remote position. Check out our other great benefits, listed at the end of this job description.

About the Role This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to join a team working on the cutting edge of privacy and data protection, and who wants to further develop a practice in an in-demand, high-tech area of law. We are inundated with business from clients who love the way we advise on privacy compliance (hence the need for you!).

We have found our strongest team members don’t necessarily have prior experience in privacy law. You’ll begin with a robust and established onboarding and training process. We typically advance people more quickly than your typical law firm, and we do it on an individual basis (no lockstep promotions or compensation).

Note : There is a 1-3 hour skills assessment associated with the recruitment for this position. We know this is a burden, but we think it’s worth it, and we appreciate you taking the time to complete it. We’ve found it enables us to find the best attorneys, regardless of their experience, where they went to law school, or where they were trained. We want smart, kind, creative lawyers, plain and simple, and this assessment is a crucial part of our ability to hire this way.

We are not your typical legal job. We use project managers to keep our remote team organized and our projects streamlined and on-track. We encourage our team members to travel and to make use of our ability to work as digital nomads, whether that means spending a few months abroad or on extended trips to be near family. We collaborate closely (you won’t feel like you’re working in isolation) and we actively encourage sharing of credit for work well done, resources, and advice (and penalize the reverse). We are not biglaw. We do top-notch work for interesting clients, yet we pride ourselves on our team members being happy, with time and energy for a life outside of work, which we believe makes us better attorneys who don’t burn out.

The bottom line: If you want to learn or go deeper practicing privacy law, if you want to practice in a problem-solving environment focused on giving excellent and yet actionable advice, if you want to work with a global team of friendly, brilliant people, if you want the flexibility to work in a way that makes sense to you, please apply!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assessing client information systems for compliance with data protection laws and regulations
  • Drafting data protection agreements, addenda, and amendments
  • Advising clients on privacy-related product improvements
  • Researching legal issues and composing legal opinions/memoranda
  • Writing privacy law related articles and blog posts
  • Assisting in the development of in-house legal templates
  • Contributing to the development of internal procedures and methodologies
  • Collaborating with a team of intellectual peers who value cooperation and community.

What We Need From You Need to Have:

  • License to practice law (active and in good standing) in your jurisdiction
  • At least four years of work experience as an attorney
  • An interest in privacy and technology
  • Team player, interested in contributing to a growing enterprise
  • Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Willingness to learn new skills and receive direction and feedback from partners
  • Willingness to pursue privacy certifications (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPM)

Nice to Have:

  • Previous contract drafting and negotiation experience strongly preferred
  • Experience/training in privacy law
  • Privacy certifications of some kind (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPP/US, specialty from law school, etc.)
  • Professional involvement in the privacy and/or data security space (attendance at privacy conferences; membership or publication in the IAPP, etc.)

Key Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with a strong work ethic
  • Tech-savvy and comfortable using a variety of software applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage your own schedule in order to work successfully with international teams and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and fully deliver on all commitments

VeraSafe’s Excellent Benefits Include:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • 401k
  • Eligibility for annual bonuses
  • Reimbursement for certain personal flight tickets
  • Flexible working schedule in some roles
  • Work from almost anywhere with Wi-Fi
  • Membership in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and IAPP exam fee reimbursement (CIPP/E) and eligibility for bonuses for achieving professional certifications
  • Optional Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program
  • Choice of Mac or PC company laptop (if not utilizing the BYOD program)
  • Twice-a-month paydays
  • Direct deposit

Health Insurance, Other Insurance, HSA Benefits, etc.:

  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA): Pre-taxed funds available to pay for health-related expenses
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Basic Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Employee Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Spouse Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Child(ren) Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD): Income assistance if unable to work due to injury/disability after 180 days from start of injury/disability
  • Short Term Disability (STD): Income assistance (up to 26 weeks) if unable to work due to injury/disability after 14 days from start of injury/disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Legal Plan: Unlimited access (in person, by phone, online) to network attorneys for certain legal matters
  • Group Accident Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • OCB Transit Reimbursement: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for mass transit expenses
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Limited Health Care FSA: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for some health-related expenses
  • Dependent Care FSA: Pre-taxed funds available to pay for dependent care expenses (such as daycare)

Other Benefits:

  • Tremendous professional development growth opportunities in the privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity niche
  • The chance to have a long-lasting effect on a small but growing international business
  • Work in an open environment with a team that respects your ideas and contributions
  • Occasional opportunities to travel in North America and Europe

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