Technology Transactions - Privacy & Security Senior Attorney, GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates, New England (Strong preference on the Boston area)

About GTC Law Group:

GTC Law Group PC (the “firm” or “GTC”) specializes in Intellectual Property Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business & Technology Transactions for IP-centric companies and institutions worldwide.

GTC is a Massachusetts-based law firm headquartered outside of Boston in Westwood, Massachusetts, with an office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an affiliated entity in Toronto, Canada.  Most of GTC’s attorneys and other personnel work from home offices throughout the United States and other locations on a “distributed” office model. Although geographically diverse, our practice areas are highly integrated, functioning as cohesive and intensely cooperative teams.

Position Overview:

GTC Law Group is seeking an experienced senior attorney to join the firm’s established technology transactions and privacy and security teams.  Ideal candidate is a senior associate or partner with broad-based IP transaction experience in a large law firm, including M&A transactions, licensing and other commercial transactions, with at least the past three years of transactional experience focused on data privacy and security matters, and who has strong expertise in data protection or data security laws and regulations in one or more countries outside of Europe, e.g., Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, etc. (as well as expertise in the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)). 

The attorney will provide a wide range of cross-functional support to our technology transactions and data privacy teams, including transaction due diligence, remediation and deal document drafting, revisions and negotiations (representing both acquirers and sellers, licensors and licensees), policy and program (including Written Information Security Program (“WISP”)) formation, implementation and compliance, contracts drafting, negotiations and review, and incident response.  The attorney will also advise a diverse, global client base on compliance and best practices across all aspects of global privacy and data protection law and regulation, including data use and sharing, analytics, data retention and security, and incident response.

Candidates for this position will ideally be located in or near the New England area, with a strong preference being on the Boston area.  Candidates must be available to attend internal and external meetings in the Greater Boston area.

Position Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience, preferably in a large firm, with substantial focus on IP transactions and minimum of three year’s (including the past 24 months) focus on data privacy and security issues
  • In-depth knowledge of U.S., European and at least one other non-EU and non-CA privacy and security statutes and regulations, with strong expertise in at least one sector such as financial, health care/life sciences, children’s privacy or advertising technology
  • Licensed to practice law in the U.S.

Additional Factors (beneficial but not required)

  • Law enforcement, military or government experience in privacy or cybersecurity
  • Expertise in managing and reviewing cybersecurity assessments and forensics
  • Expertise in cryptocurrencies
  • Multi-lingual - verbal and written

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • High comfort level with work in a “virtual” environment and eagerness to actively build relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent client service and management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate professional discretion and sound judgment

Must work well both independently and as a contributing member of our hardworking teams

Application Submission Information:

If you are interested in this opportunity and your qualifications meet our requirements, please send your resume and cover letter to jcouling@gtclawgroup.com.  Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.