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Corporate Legal Senior Counsel

$2,004,300- $291,900/ year
Posted May 13
Full Time
HybridSeattle, Washington

Veeam®, the #1 global market leader in data protection and ransomware recovery, is on a mission to empower every organization to not just bounce back from a data outage or loss but bounce forward.

With Veeam, organizations achieve radical resilience through data security, data recovery, and data freedom for their hybrid cloud.

The Veeam Data Platform delivers a single solution for cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS, and Kubernetes environments that gives IT and security leaders peace of mind that their apps

and data are protected and always available.

Headquartered in Seattle with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam protects over 450,000 customers worldwide, including 74% of the Global 2000, who trust Veeam to keep their businesses running.

The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for developing and maintaining long term strategies for compliance with data privacy laws and regulations and serving as the directly responsible individual for all legal US and foreign government items. Responsibilities include maintaining compliance with EU and U.S. privacy and data protection regulatory requirements including GDPR and providing strategic counsel regarding federal and governmental business requirements. This position will also advise on government-related bids and tenders from a legal perspective. This position will be fully remote and reports directly to the General Counsel. This position will manage one direct report and will work closely with the Corporate Compliance team on compliance with government laws and regulations such as US and EU export control laws and sanctions.



  • Act as privacy legal point of contact for the appropriate business and functional leaders and their teams and inform them of their privacy compliance obligations pursuant to privacy policies and applicable data protection laws
  • Support the implementation of the Central Privacy Compliance Program to facilitate compliance with Privacy policy/standards and applicable data protection laws. Provide subject matter expert support and consultancy to promote and facilitate privacy compliance
  • Implement oversee and monitor Central Privacy Compliance Program activities such as policies and procedures; standards; guidelines; and tools. This also includes drafting and supporting the implementation of privacy notices, consent statements, data retention standards and other privacy compliance controls
  • Identify personal data processing activities carried out by the relevant business or function and execute privacy compliance assessments (when required). Maintain up to date processing registry (Controller and Processor) of the relevant business or function. Drive and embed privacy by design controls into the business processes, quality management systems, products and propositions
  • Identify specific training needs - create (tailor) and deliver privacy training to the Responsible Executives (or their delegates) and to personnel with permanent or regular access to personal data or who is anyhow involved in the processing of personal data
  • When required by internal standards/procedures, provide privacy legal support in the due diligence of third parties (such as when selecting third party Processors or during M&A transactions)
  • Act as Privacy Investigation Lead in response to potential personal data breaches per established protocol and documentation requirements
  • Upon request, provide privacy compliance support for the fulfilment of data subject requests (or privacy-related complaints) related to the relevant business or function assigned to you
  • When needed, participate in the improvement of the Central Privacy Compliance Program by actively leading or working within a team project (e.g. for the implementation of a new privacy law), providing feedback and/or recommending enhancements
  • Act as primary liaison with regional regulators on privacy matters where required and investigate regulatory complaints in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Negotiate (internally and externally) terms of contracts, partnering with business departments and attorneys, draft agreements, consulting with business partners and attorneys, liaise and cooperate with external counsels as required
  • Conduct systematic risk assessments, evaluate technical and organizational measures (TOMs), and regularly audit and assess data handling processes
  • Serve as the go to resource for Government regulations, both US and international. Provide the relevant business units with updates and requirements for doing business with federal, state, and local customers
  • Advise on government bids and tenders internationally
  • Assist or be responsible for any government-related filing required
  • Understand our software product roadmap, expansion into new markets and products and develop a strategy to maintain compliance
  • Manage external counsel relationships regarding applicable matters
  • Interface with the Corporate Compliance team as necessary
  • Advise on submission of regulatory reporting to various government agencies
  • Work across the organization, including at the senior most levels, to proactively prepare Veeam for future regulatory requirements
  • Educate appropriate internal teams, including sales and marketing, on upcoming regulations and how these regulations may require changes to their processes
  • Review relevant laws and regulations for business impact



  • 5+ years within a legal role focusing on data privacy and/or government affairs
  • Juris Doctorate Degree (or International Equivalent) or equivalent work experience
  • In depth technical knowledge and experience in relevant data privacy laws and regulations
  • Familiarity with government regulations, specifically those imoacting the technology – software industry.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory data sources
  • Familiarity with industry regulations & regulatory compliance
  • Analytic thinker and ability to problem-solve and balance multiple projects and priorities
  • Proven ability to inspire, collaborate and manage internal relationships and cultivate partnerships across functions and regions
  • Demonstrated experience influencing without formal authority to accomplish company-wide goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives and project teams
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for overseeing a single team member but will be directly responsible for producing relevant work product themselves.
  • The Corporate Counsel should be a self-starter who can achieve the goals and responsibilities of the Company’s data privacy and government affairs strategy with little oversight from the General Counsel
  • Progressive experience (7-10 years) in a legal function. Experience with data privacy and government affairs a plus.
  • In depth technical knowledge and experience in legal and regulatory requirements.

_The salary range posted is On Target Earnings (OTE), which is inclusive of base and variable pay. When making an offer of employment, Veeam will take into consideration the candidate’s expectations, experience, education, scope of responsibility for the role, and the current market demands.

_ United States of America Pay Range

$204,300—$291,900 USD

Veeam Software is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination in any form on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. All your information will be kept confidential.

Please note that any personal data collected from you during the recruitment process will be processed in accordance with our Recruiting Privacy Notice.

The Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which the personal data collected from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us in connection with our recruitment processes.

By applying for this position, you consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with our Recruiting Privacy Notice.