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Associate – Privacy & Cybersecurity – Los Angeles
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 2942
Associate – Privacy & Cybersecurity – Los Angeles
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been recognized as the Top Firm to Work For in both The American Lawyer and Vault 2022 rankings. That’s because we put your career on the fast track from day one, helping you hone your legal skills through meaningful work and powerful mentorship.
As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a lawyer. From our top-rated summer program to our award-winning professional development offerings and industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career—so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.
We are seeking a 3rd to 5th-year Associate for our Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Area in our Los Angeles office.
Description : The position offers front-line, meaningful responsibility to advise clients on a range of US-focused privacy, security, and other data-related compliance counseling. Responsibilities will include guiding clients in determining priorities, risks, and implementation of data protection compliance programs, management of compliance projects such as risk and gap assessments, development of a broad range of policies and procedures (e.g., privacy policies, security policies, incident response plans, vendor contracting templates, business guidance, etc.), and contract and M&A negotiations. The position will involve management of complex privacy and cybersecurity workstreams, including proactive identification of issues and supervision of junior lawyers.
Applications should be submitted online via our web apply portal. Questions can be directed to Amy Gillmore, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager at email@example.com
3-5 years of practical data protection counseling experience (e.g., counseling on state, federal, and non-US privacy compliance, cybersecurity compliance and incident response, and data protection guidance on product development)
Excellent management/organizational skills and experience building teams
Ability to prioritize workload with competing demands, exercise good judgment, and frame advice/analysis practically based on risks.
Must be capable of working in a collaborative environment
Proven ability to independently manage complex matters
Strong verbal and written communication abilities
Candidates with large law firm experience preferred (boutique specialists may be considered)
Technical experience relevant to cybersecurity counseling is will be viewed positively but is not mandatory
Certified Information Privacy Professionals are preferred but not mandatory, including the following certifications: CIPP-US, CIPT, and CIPM
J.D. degree or equivalent
Must be barred in California
We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated.
At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information. We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.
*Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
If you’re passionate about your work and the difference it makes, if your clients’ success is your success and if you’re driven to be better every day, then we want you on our team.
And there is no other team quite like McDermott. Even as we celebrate our differences and embrace our diverse perspectives, there is something we all share—a drive for constant improvement embedded in our DNA. It pushes us to be better partners to our clients, mentors to our associates, collaborators with our business professionals and change agents in our communities. We call it “#AlwaysBetter,” and it’s the McDermott mantra and our north star.
Our clients see this firsthand in the way we help them pursue their boldest vision of tomorrow. They choose us, time and again, because we tirelessly pursue creative solutions to complex problems. And we work with them, as their trusted partners, every step of the way to make real progress toward their goals.
We deliver on this commitment of #AlwaysBetter for our people too, providing best-in-class technology, extensive professional development and award-winning business development support.
We know that nurturing a positive, high-performing—and,... yes, fun!—culture by investing in our people is critical to the long-term success of our Firm, and we make it a priority. That’s why more than 90% of our people consistently say they will go above and beyond to make McDermott succeed. In all that we do, this spirit shines through—leaving no doubt that our brightest, most exciting days are yet ahead.