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Privacy Attorney (Full Time, Permanently Remote)

Company: VeraSafe
Location: Denver
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 VeraSafeDue 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 RoleThis 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 YouNeed 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

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