Corporate Counsel - Data Privacy, Leidos, Reston, VA

Leidos is seeking a passionate, collaborative, and driven Corporate Counsel -   Data Privacy to join our dynamic team in the Legal Department's Global Privacy Office. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team in a large global organization.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Handling privacy and data protection-related inquiries from a wide range of groups across the company and providing actionable advice and legal counsel regarding same
  • Educating others about and helping to implement various requirements driven by privacy and data protection laws, regulations, controls, standards and best practices, such as the GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA and proposed NIST Privacy Framework
  • Reviewing, drafting and updating policies and procedures which deal with personal information
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of agreements (e.g., vendor/service provider agreements, customer agreements, data processing and data usage agreements, Business Associate Agreements)
  • Developing guidelines, training and tools to support accountability and compliance across the organization
  • Monitoring and summarizing relevant legislative developments, case law, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions in the U.S., UK, EU, Canada and AU
  • Evaluating various Leidos' programs and initiatives in light of applicable privacy/data protection requirements
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders in various corporate functions and lines of business (Groups) to analyze and respond to privacy-related issues and questions
  • Providing legal advice to business stakeholders in the area of data privacy and facilitate privacy and data protection compliance

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of legal experience, with at least 4 years of practical privacy/data protection experience
  • J.D. and CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications
  • Solid knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. and EU privacy and data security laws, regulations and standards, including HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, U.S. state and federal privacy, data security, breach notification, consumer protection and employment-related privacy laws, regulations and proposed legislation
  • Demonstrated transactional experience, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating privacy and data protection contract terms and agreements, such as Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) and data processing, usage, and/or transfer agreements
  • Experience with implementing incident response plans, responding to data security incidents and advising on applicable legal requirements
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize under tight time constraints
  • Ability to understand and summarize into "plain English" complex legal requirements
  • Self-motivated and independent, but able to discern when matters should be escalated and when further guidance is needed
  • Ability to translate legal requirements into practical guidance for non-lawyers
  • Active membership and good standing in at least one State Bar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of data classification, data mapping and data management methodologies
  • Knowledge of Australian privacy laws and regulatory guidance
  • Prior experience working for a federal government contractor

Location: Reston, VA

Travel: Up to 20%

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