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Privacy Attorney (Full Time, Permanently Remote)

Company: VeraSafe
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for excellent attorneys, regardless of prior work experience or educational background, who are interested in practicing privacy and data protection law in a fully and permanently remote role. Collaboration, creativity, and attention to detail are key attributes for this position. Due to particular client demand, fluency in Mandarin or another Chinese language is a plus for this particular position (but not a prerequisite for applying).

About VeraSafe
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. VeraSafe is a well-respected advisor to U.S. and international businesses of all sizes and across numerous industries in the privacy and data security space.

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 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 as a junior team member via a robust and established onboarding and training process. As you get more experienced, we'll discuss your career goals and what kind of position you'd like to move into and when. We typically advance people far more quickly than your typical law firm, and we do it on an individual basis (no lockstep promotions or compensation).

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 have always been and will continue to be a remote team. We encourage our team members to travel and to take advantage 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 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 2-4 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 and senior attorneys
Willingness to pursue privacy certifications (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPM)

Nice to have:
Proficiency in Mandarin (or another Chinese language) strongly preferred
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

What You'll Gain from Joining VeraSafe
Benefits (medical, dental, health)
20 days PTO (plus major US federal holidays, and a few bonus ones like the day after Thanksgiving)
Freedom of working remotely
Tremendous professional development growth opportunities, e.g., opportunity to take courses paid for by VeraSafe, including courses at American universities
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
Competitive compensation
After one year in the role, you are eligible for up to $1,300 USD per year in plane tickets reimbursed by VeraSafe
Fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
Occasional opportunities to travel in North America and Europe, primarily for team retreats or professional development opportunities
Ability to use either Mac or PC
BYOD (Bring your own device) or receive a company laptop to use for work

Keywords: VeraSafe, San Antonio , Privacy Attorney (Full Time, Permanently Remote), Legal , San Antonio, Texas

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