Data Privacy - Senior Associate

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Expires
06 Sep 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

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The department

Succeeding in today's technology industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. Rely on Dentons' Technology lawyers in the UK for extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector-from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among our lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies.

Having worked at the cutting edge of sourcing and technology work for many years, our UK-based strategic sourcing practice comprises not only authoritative lawyers in the field, but also thought leaders. Turn to us for support in structuring and negotiating sourcing solutions that will meet your business objectives. Obtain strategic counsel that delivers cost savings and transformational benefits for your organisation.

World-leading corporations and government entities have turned to us for advice over the years, and we have worked on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors. Tap into Dentons' deep know-how when it comes to technology projects in the areas of media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more.

Purpose of role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Privacy and Data Protection Associate to join our highly-ranked Privacy and Cyber Security group in London.

Candidates will ideally have 4 to 6 years' pqe but we will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge.

The group is ranked "Band 1", with directory-ranked partners and has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver a high quality focused product to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.

Responsibilities

Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation

Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters

Supporting clients on global projects, including:

Managing large GDPR projects

Understanding of DP laws outside the UK

Data transfers

BCRs and Model Contracts Projects

Managing local lawyers

Contribute to BD and marketing activities

Coach and mentor junior members of the team

Provide thought leadership and raise the profiles of the firm externally

Required experience, skills and attributes

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Substantial experience of advising clients on a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation and legal matters

Substantial experience of working within a top-tier City firm

Strong academics and ideally qualified in English law

Experience gained in house within an industry leading organisation would be beneficial

EU Regulatory framework

Cyber risk and data breach/dealing with the DPAs

Data transfers

Data localisation

Adtech, consumer data exploitation and strategy

Internet of Things and connected devices

DSAR and Individual Rights

DP Audits and risk assessments

Direct Marketing

HR data compliance

ICO /WP29 Guidance and case law

Information Security

Competencies

Proven track record of marketing and business development

Experienced in writing articles and speaking at conferences

Active involvement in industry groups

Strong client facing skills

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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