Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Associate (Mid-Level), Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, DC

The positions offers front-line, meaningful (and increasing) responsibility to assist and advise clients on digital healthcare privacy, data privacy, cybersecurity and digital assets counseling and transactions, a range of global compliance strategies regarding privacy, data protection, international data transfers and cybersecurity, incident response and defense of regulatory actions.

​Responsibilities will include: working directly with partners worldwide in our global Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Assets Practice Group, leading or assuming significant responsibility for projects and directly interfacing with clients; carrying out compliance gap assessments and implementing remediation plans; drafting policies and procedures (privacy policies, privacy statements, incident response plans, vendor contracting templates and DPAs, etc.); advising on contract and M&A negotiations; and assisting clients to determine compliance risks and priorities and implementing data protection compliance and information governance programs. Healthcare industry experience is necessary.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • J.D. degree or equivalent
  • Admission to practice and in good standing in the District of Columbia. We will also consider candidates who are actively licensed and in good standing in any U.S. state where a SPB office resides.
  • Candidates with digital healthcare and privacy experience are strongly preferred
  • Certified Information Privacy Professionals are strongly preferred, including the following certifications:  CIPP-US, CIPP-EU, and CIPM

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • At least 4-7 years’ of applied eExperience with data privacy, including specific health care privacy experience (such as HIPAA and state sensitive information laws). Incident response experience desirable but not essential.
  • Industry experience and/or experience drafting privacy and security policies and procedures for compliance with at least several of the following: FDA, FTC and State AG guidancebest practices and enforcement (FIPPs), GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH Act, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, COPPA, FCRA, FERPA, VPPA, Cable Act, Privacy Act, Cal-OPPA, Shine the Light, state breach notification and security laws, US-EU and US-Swiss Privacy Shield and state consumer privacy laws (CCPA/CPRA/CDPA/CPA)
  • Working understanding of international, federal, state and local privacy and security laws and technologies to support compliance
  • Excellent research and organizational skills; strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • A self-starter with the ability to prioritize workload with competing demands, display good judgment and work well under pressure
  • Must be capable of working in a collaborative, congenial environment
  • Proven ability to independently manage matters, or meaningful segments of large/complex matters, and to facilitate pushing projects to completion

Application Submission Information:

Be prepared to submit your resume. In order to be considered for a position at Squire Patton Boggs, you must formally apply on our website.

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