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We have an amazing opportunity for a privacy lawyer to join Elastic's Global Data Privacy team. The data privacy counsel will make a contribution to the company's continued growth and success by acting as a legal counsel for data protection and privacy related issues. This attorney will be based remotely and will report to Elastic's Senior privacy counsel.
Support complex, strategic commercial transactions involving data protection terms, including reviewing and negotiating customer and vendor DPAs, with emphasis on CCPA, state laws, GDPR and new standard contractual clauses.
Complete and review impact assessments, vendor questionnaires, records of processing activities, subject access requests, and similar privacy compliance documentation.
Assist the privacy team with review of data use cases by Elastic's business teams, including marketing initiatives, GDPR requirements, cookie compliance, as well as country specific compliance requirements.
Operationalize privacy law requirements by creating measurable tools, procedures, and processes for our Commercial and Operational teams to follow in order to implement compliance; collaborate with internal partners to understand their needs in creating such tools and empower their business goals while maintaining legal compliance.
Apply a risk-based approach to data protection reviews and guidance consistent with the Global Privacy Team's compliance regime.
Build strong internal and external relationships promoting privacy compliance and business enablement.
Help ensure adherence to global data protection and security laws, while enabling the development and execution of business initiatives.
Perform other legal responsibilities as requested, including building operational, scalable processes and tracking privacy team metrics.
Top credentials and qualified to practice law in US or UK (or in-house equivalent); JD degree (or UK equivalent)
Proven experience in representing technology clients in matters in the US and the EU; in-house experience strongly preferred
Significant transaction experience with fast paced technology companies negotiating data protection agreements including DPAs for customers and vendors; understanding of underlying DPA
Strong experience advising on GDPR requirements, with emphasis on use of EU data in a variety of complex marketing scenarios; must have a solid understanding of the new Standard Contractual Clauses and underlying vendor assessment requirements
Validated ability to execute tasks and ability to quickly pivot among multiple projects
Experience in a fast-paced environment, proven experience creating data privacy operational tools and processes for internal teams
Experience performing privacy operations including Records of Processing Activities, Data Protection Impact Assessments, data mapping and manual program tools
Effective listener with excellent communication skills: experience communicating complex information in simple easy to understand tools, visual guides and work flow diagrams
Understanding of IT/Security infrastructure, network architecture and SaaS computing, and data analytics
Excellent legal and business judgment with sound analytical skills
Ability to transform complex legal requirements into simple streamlined compliance processes
Deep understanding of data protection and security laws (US and EU)
Strong interpersonal skills
Project management skills
Humble, ambitious, compassionate, calm but driven
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Team player with excellent listening skills; always allows others to have a voice and respects all views
Ability to take direction and execute
Strong eye for business with practical, risk-based judgment
Work optimally in a dynamic environment across different functional groups, time zones and cultures.
Flexible and professional
Strong desire to learn and grow
Shows initiative, perseverance, resourcefulness, modesty, and a willingness and desire to handle a variety of legal issues while maintaining a sense of humor
Inclusive, positive and fun
Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People
As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you're looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn't matter if you're just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.
We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.
Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
Generous number of vacation days each year
Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave
Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our .
Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.