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Legal, Privacy Attorney, Vice President

New York City, NY, USA | Goldman Sachs

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Provide legal advice to company affiliates in the U.S. and globally on the full range of privacy issues, including those arising from the firm’s consumer / retail financial services businesses, as well as select information security / cybersecurity issues

Review data leakage incidents and make determination as to whether any notifications are required. Draft / review and submit such notifications.

Advise colleagues in the Employment Law Group on matters pertaining to employee privacy (including monitoring programs, data analytics issues, notice and consent requirements, etc.).

Work closely with colleagues in Legal and Compliance who focus on consumer and client related privacy matters.

Assist in responding to requests to exercise data subject rights (e.g. access, deletion, etc.)

Review and as needed uplift existing policies and procedures regarding privacy. Draft / review new policies, procedure, best practice documents, as needed.

Review and negotiate data protection and information security terms in vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.

Prepare data protection-related training materials for use online, via videoconference and in live sessions

Liaise with colleagues in the EMEA and Asia to promote consistent data protection / privacy practices globally.

Monitor and respond to developments in privacy and information security (i.e., new laws, regulations, important case decisions, regulatory guidance, etc.)

Advise on privacy issues arising from the full range of marketing efforts and Web-related advertising activities.

Play a central role in compliance readiness programs to prepare for new privacy laws and regulations globally.


Legal degree

Minimum 6 years solid experience with U.S. financial privacy laws; GDPR experience / familiarity with other ex-U.S. privacy laws a plus

Extensive experience in evaluating and responding to data breach incidents

In-house experience at financial institution or other relevant industry experience a plus

Experience with digital privacy matters (e.g., on-line behavioral advertising) a plus

Background or demonstrated interest in technology a plus

Experience drafting policies, procedures, notices and consents

CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) accreditation a plus

Good leadership skills, demonstrated project management experience

Effective communicator; team player; experience preparing and conducting data protection training

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