Paralegal – Privacy & Security, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Washington, D.C. or New York City, New York

Position Description:

  • Assist with monitoring developments across statutory regimes at the international, federal, state, and local level, across industries and technical disciplines.
  • Apply subject matter expertise to gather and analyze facts and resources.
  • Develop and manage the Privacy & Security Group’s knowledge base, develop content for blog, and assist in business product development.
  • Manage time sensitive projects, such as data breaches and other incident responses; coordinate filings with regulators.
  • Assist with drafting privacy policies and other legal documents.
  • Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree; paralegal certificate is preferred.
  • CIPP or IAPP certification is preferred.
  • 3+ years law firm or industry experience in any of the following areas is required: privacy, security, or information governance.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), as well as legal research and document retention databases required; advanced proficiency in Excel, including the ability to work with complex Excel formulas is preferred.
  • Prior experience with eDiscovery is preferred.
  • Experience with knowledge management practices and technology is preferred.
  • Experience with data mapping is preferred.
  • Must be highly organized and proactive, with the ability to work independently and with teams.
  • Willingness to adapt to and learn new technology, software programs, and upgrades.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with clients, attorneys, staff members, and other business contacts, are required.
  • Ability to communicate and handle stressful situations in a professional, calm, courteous manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and able to work in an efficient and organized manner.

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