Senior Privacy Counsel, Leidos, Reston, VA

Responsibilities will include:

  • Handling privacy-related inquiries from various employees in the company and providing actionable legal advice regarding same
  • Educating others about and helping to implement various legal requirements driven by various privacy and data protection laws, regulations, controls and standards, such as the GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA and proposed NIST Privacy Framework
  • Reviewing, drafting and updating policies and procedures
  • 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 and advising Leidos’ Groups (business lines) and enterprise functions

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 8-12 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 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 and regulations
  • 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

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