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Lead Privacy Counsel

  • Competitive
  • Houston, Texas, United States
We are seeking a dynamic Lead Privacy Counsel based in Texas. This critical role involves overseeing the organisation's privacy policies, ensuring compliance with all relevant data protection laws and regulations, and serving as the leading expert on privacy matters. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in privacy and data protection law, exceptional analytical and communication skills, and a proactive approach to privacy risk management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive privacy policies and procedures in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, and Texas state privacy laws.
  • Provide legal advice on privacy and data protection matters, including data use, data sharing, and data transfer issues.
  • Lead privacy impact assessments and risk analysis for new and existing products and services.
  • Manage responses to data breaches and privacy incidents, including investigation, remediation, and communication with affected parties and regulators.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of privacy training programs for employees to ensure awareness and compliance across the organisation.
  • Manage relationships with external privacy regulators and oversee privacy audits and inquiries.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in the state of Texas.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in privacy law, with a combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred.
  • Deep understanding of U.S. and international privacy laws and regulations.
  • Experience with the telecommunications or technology sectors, and an understanding of emerging technologies (e.g., big data analytics, IoT, cloud computing, AI, SaaS) preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations at senior executive and Board levels.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% as required.
Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Ethics & Trade Compliance, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Risk, Audit, and Human Rights & Sustainability professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. These teams are global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.

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