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Data Privacy Counsel

Philadelphia, PA, USA | FMC Corporation

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Data Privacy Counsel, as the subject matter expert and a primary data privacy attorney, will have a leading role with key stakeholders, including HR, Marketing, Business Development, as well as other Legal Department colleagues, in issue spotting and providing data privacy advice and counsel.The advice and support will include guidance to operationalize important laws and regulations in the US, EU and other countries and regions of the world, given that FMC has operations in over 60 countries.The understanding of privacy principles in US state laws such as the CCPA/CPRA and HIPPA, the GDPR, LAPD, and other country local privacy and protection laws.This role will also stay abreast of related state, federal and country legislation and trends. You will also be expected to support M&A activities as it relates to data privacy.You will partner with the Data Privacy Office to ensure legal compliance with records or processing, data protection impact assessments and data transfer assessments, in addition to assisting in developing privacy policies, procedures, documentation, and company guidance. You will help manage and assist with legal escalations, such as data subject requests. This is a global role and will assist in the development and growth of FMC’s privacy and data protection practices globally. You will also perform other legal responsibilities as requested.

Job Responsibilities:

• Support privacy due diligence in M&A activities

• Provide day-to-day legal counsel to the Global Data Privacy Office with respect to a variety of queries requiring legal guidance

• Be a part of the team that evaluates data privacy impact assessments (PIAs), and data transfer impact assessments and identify appropriate supplemental data protection measures

• Draft Privacy Notice & Consent for certain activities (e.g., from PIAs or new projects that arise)

• Liaise with outside counsel and internal stakeholders

• Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments related to the scope of the role, including preparing quarterly reporting to Privacy Counsel and Data Privacy Advisory Council

• Serve as primary Privacy Counsel for Strategic Corporate Projects (e.g., center-led / HQ-driven projects that span multiple jurisdictions)

• Assist in the design or preparation of processes to identify data mapping, flows and inventory, vendor contracts as it relates to data privacy

• Write and manage privacy policies, procedures, documentation, and company guidance

• Manage and assist with legal escalations relating to data subject requests, data protection impact assessments, and records of processing activities

• Help develop global, regional, and country privacy and data protection practices

• Advise on operational and process requirements for the implementation of privacy regulations and obligations

• Issue spot and effectively and clearly communicate compliance obligations, on a global and country basis

• Develop assessments that evaluate risks related to company programs and initiatives relative to compliance obligations

• Provide advice and counsel on privacy and data protection incident investigations and response and mitigation workstreams, in partnership with FMC’s Data Privacy Incident Response Team


• Juris Doctor

• 7-10 years of related experience in a global, highly matrixed organization

• Familiarity with third-party privacy & security risk management platforms and tools like ServiceNow, Archer, OneTrust, BitSight, SecurityScorecard, Ariba

• Must have proficiency of principles and concepts of the following areas:

• Global and regional data privacy and protection

• Data breach requirements

• Data Subject Rights

• Data Protection Authorities

• Standard Contractual Clauses

• GDPR (EU General Data Privacy Regulation)

• LGPD (Brazil’s privacy law)

• U.S. State and federal privacy laws

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