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Sr. Manager, Sr. Counsel: Privacy and Data Protection

Posted May 05
Full Time
On Site
Mc Lean, Virginia

West Creek 7 (12077), United States of America, Richmond, VirginiaSr. Manager, Sr. Counsel: Privacy and Data Protection

Capital One is a growing, technology-focused financial institution that is on a mission to bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

About the Role:

The Capital One Legal Department is seeking a talented attorney with a passion for privacy law. The attorney in this position will join our small team of legal professionals focusing on rapidly evolving areas in privacy and data protection. They will be a subject-matter expert on a wide range of comprehensive and sector-specific privacy laws, with a particular focus on issues arising from online advertising/tracking, email marketing, text messaging, and emerging technologies. This attorney will work on new and important initiatives across the entire company and provide legal advice on business-critical issues.

In this role, you will work closely with colleagues within Legal, as well as with business, compliance, and risk partners across Capital One’s lines of business. You will operate at the intersection of financial services and technology, and you will issue-spot, problem-solve, and innovate to assess and mitigate legal and regulatory risk in a challenging space.

To succeed in this role, you will need strong analytical and organizational skills, demonstrated judgment, the ability to express complexity in simple terms to non-experts, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a candidate with an ownership mentality who also enjoys being part of a team, who can interact with and influence across departments and job levels, and who brings heart and humility to their work every day.

Responsibilities likely to include:


  • Provide expert legal advice on privacy and data protection issues.
  • Assist business, compliance, risk, and legal partners in identifying privacy issues, summarizing risks, developing customer-focused solutions, and communicating advice.
  • Support partners in building technical and organizational controls and advise on privacy operations and strategy.
  • Collaborate with outside counsel, monitor legal developments and industry trends, develop training and educational materials, and otherwise contribute to the legal privacy team’s knowledge and resources.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • At least 4 years of experience in a law firm, at a government agency, or as in-house counsel

Preferred Qualifications:


  • A background in privacy law, regulatory counseling, and/or consumer financial services
  • Familiarity with GLBA, CCPA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, or other specific privacy laws preferred but not required
  • Experience applying law to the use of new technologies related to online advertising/tracking, email marketing, text messaging, online data collection and use, sharing data with third parties including pixels/tags and APIs, financial technologies, and other emerging tech

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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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