Privacy Counsel

AsanaSan Francisco, CAFull TimeRemote

Our legal team works cross-functionally to help achieve Asana's ambitious mission of enabling all teams to work together effortlessly. We're a collaborative group responsible for supporting all teams throughout the organization to ensure they have the resources they need to be successful while likewise supporting Asana's core values and interests. We run ideas past each other, we problem-solve together, we partner with other groups to navigate them through challenging issues, and we're growing.

Specifically, we're looking for a privacy counsel to join our legal team. This role requires someone with expertise in privacy and experience working closely with other business and technical stakeholders to be able to further build out Asana's privacy function. This is a great opportunity to help scale a privacy program in a mission-driven company and offers exposure to a wide variety of issues. We are looking for a team player who brings a thoughtful, pragmatic mindset to solving problems. This role reports to the head of Asana's legal product, privacy, and compliance pillar.

What you'll achieve

  • Provide privacy subject-matter expertise and guidance to Asana's business, product, and engineering teams
  • Conduct DPIAs and privacy assessments on product features and internal data processing activities
  • Oversee Asana's cookie management and governance process
  • Partner with our commercial legal team to provide privacy subject-matter support for inbound and outbound commercial agreements
  • Be an ambassador and evangelist for privacy at Asana by delivering training and helping develop an educational curriculum focused on privacy
  • Implement privacy best practices throughout the company, including ensuring that Asana continues to honor individual privacy rights requests to keeping Asana's Article 30 records up to date
  • Support our current privacy counsel in developing a comprehensive privacy compliance strategy for Asana

About you

  • JD from an accredited law school and U.S-qualified (California bar membership or California registered in-house counsel preferred)
  • 4+ years experience working in-house at a technology company as privacy counsel and/or at a law firm counseling high-growth technology companies on privacy (in-house experience strongly preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of GDPR, CCPA and familiarity with other global privacy laws such as the LGPD, the Privacy Act (Australia), Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Japan), and the Personal Data Protection Act (Singapore)
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work cross-functionally with non-lawyers across the company
  • You love privacy-related work and view protecting privacy rights not as a compliance obligation, but as the right thing to do
  • Comfortable with technology and relevant technology terminology
  • Track record of taking initiative, having the ability to work independently, handle multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Excellent legal and business judgment with the ability both to assess and communicate risks to business partners in clear, actionable fashion
  • CIPP preferred


About us

At Asana, we're building a better way to work, fueled by transparency, inclusion, and technology that is a force for positive change. Asana is a work management platform that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives, so they can move faster and accomplish more with less. For the past 5 years, we've been named a top workplace, including top 10 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces, #1 Fortune Best Workplace in the Bay Area for four years in a row, #8 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, #14 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, and one of Ireland's Best Workplaces. With offices all over the world, we are always looking for curious, collaborative, and mission-driven people to help us enable the world's teams to work together effortlessly.

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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