Privacy and Cybersecurity Associate (#616), Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Privacy and Cybersecurity Associate to join our Minneapolis office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of matters, including counseling on privacy and data security matters, handling security incidents, drafting privacy and security-related policies and agreements, and assisting with privacy and security matters in transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and licensing. This is an opportunity to take significant responsibility over current matters and have substantial client contact.  

Dorsey’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media practice focuses on providing practical legal solutions to help global businesses address the challenge of cybersecurity in a networked and mobile world. We have a thriving practice and growing team, with attorneys in the U.S., U.K. and Asia. Our team services a range of clients, from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to start-ups, on all aspects of privacy and cybersecurity and works with exciting technologies like facial recognition, drones, machine learning, and connected IoT devices.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Four to five years of experience in data privacy work, including security/data breach incident response and counseling, internal security-related policies and incident response plans, negotiating and drafting technology vendor agreements or the data privacy/security terms of such agreements, privacy compliance counseling and regulatory guidance, privacy policy drafting, cybersecurity assessments/risk audits, and M&A diligence and transaction experience related to privacy and data security;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Top academic credentials; and a
  • A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota bar

We prefer candidates who are admitted to practice in California and/or Minnesota and have CIPP/US certification, other CIPP certifications, and/or CISSP certification.

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

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About Dorsey

Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.

Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Development and Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Technology

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

  • Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)
  • Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
  • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
  • Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
  • Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

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How to Apply

Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.

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