Assistant General Counsel - Cybersecurity, Transamerica, Denver, CO and Plano, TX

What You Will Do:

This person will consult with and advise the company on appropriate legal requirements and risks related to privacy, security and information management, with a particular focus on substantive cybersecurity related matters. This position is a recognized company authority who provides expert complex legal services for one or more departments. May be a member of the extended leadership team for the department.  This person must be highly adaptable, and able to modulate communications to internal and external audiences of various levels and skill sets.

What You Will Learn:

You will be working with a team of ambitious and engaged professionals who bring fresh ideas and diverse perspectives to help us continually shake up the status quo and stay on the forefront of our legal processes and procedures. You will learn what it means to work for a company that focuses on risk mitigation and process improvement as it relates to enabling us to perform at the level we need to transform and grow our business and maintain Transamerica’s reputation as an industry leader.

What Success Looks Like: 

  • Responsible for defining and oversight of substantive information security legal requirements (e.g. NYDFS cybersecurity regulation, NAIC Date Security Model laws, etc.)
  • Translate complex privacy and security related laws and regulations into technical and operational legal requirements while working closely and coordinating with information security and technology teams
  • Manage legal matters provided to a number of in-house constituents, including senior management, within practice area(s) related to privacy, security and information management
  • Work on complex problems where analysis requires identification and evaluation of multiple factors and that impact significant areas of the company
  • Advise business on issues impacting significant functional areas of the company
  • Identify areas where new documents/policies/templates are necessary
  • Manage legal matters handled by outside counsel. Select outside counsel for matters from pre-selected counsel
  • Identify gaps in corporate policies related to privacy and security legal issues and work on addressing those gaps
  • May have limited budgetary responsibility for specific cost center(s)
  • May manage and train more junior attorneys and/or paraprofessionals within practice area(s)
  • Largely work with independent judgment, consulting with more senior attorney as needed
  • Identify needs for, participate in, and lead departmental and cross-functional working groups in identified areas of expertise or development; engage with senior leadership of the company on legal matters with minimal supervision
  • Examples of responsibilities within specific practice areas: Negotiate high value vendor agreements; draft privacy and security related forms; participate in professional organizations on behalf of the company; manage regulatory actions and communicate directly with regulators on behalf of the company

What You Need: 

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Eight to twelve years of relevant privacy and security legal experience
  • Licensed or eligible to practice in the applicable state
  • CIPP Preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and oral, with the intended audience
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to exercise agility and adaptability in providing legal advice
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing corporate environment
  • Proficient using MS Office

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package.  It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years.  That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match.  As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee

Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.  


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