Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity Associate


Permanent - Full Time


New York

Job Role

Business - Corporate

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About Withersworldwide International's Law Firm of the Year 2021

For 125 years, our firm has focused on and helped successful people, families, entrepreneurs, family businesses, governments and institutions negotiate the wide range of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. Over time, we have gained valuable insights into the ways wealth can be generated, preserved, deployed and enhanced. We assist our clients in a variety of industry sectors including real estate, manufacturing, motorsport, luxury brands, sport, hotels and hospitality, technology, energy, art and cultural assets, life sciences, charities and philanthropy and financial services. With 18 offices our experience means we can see the global picture. We provide legal advice across a range of different practice areas including estate planning, personal and corporate tax and, corporate, banking and finance, access to capital (both private and public) both equity and debt, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, international trust structuring, philanthropy, luxury assets, international probate, public international law and international arbitration. 



Our Commercial, Charities and Real Estate practices are recognized for the ground-breaking work they do. Our lawyers are highly rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 in a number of other areas such as mergers and acquisitions, brands, intellectual property, hotels, investment funds, sponsorship and partnerships. As a leader in advising successful people around the world we understand the unique issues surrounding private capital. This can range from investment, structuring and control of cross-border investments to the corporate and personal tax issues created.


Clients from every walk of life

Our clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, owners, managers and investors in private capital and some of the world’s wealthiest people. In Europe we have represented 70% of The Sunday Times top 100 Rich List and in Asia we act for 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List. We act not just as private client lawyers but trusted advisers, looking to build strong relationships with you and with other professionals advising you. This is one of the reasons we are proud to have been asked to represent families down the generations. Our mission: To be recognized as the top, and only truly global, law firm offering integrated domestic and international private client and tax advice.


The private client team is ranked top in our offices around the world by the leading legal directories and have won and been shortlisted for a number of well recognized awards over the years


The Role

The focus of this role will be on privacy and data protection compliance, vendor management/contract negotiation, and data incident response, as well as related issues such as data licensing and management; blockchain and cryptocurrency; and artificial intelligence/machine learning.   A significant focus of this role will be on advising clients on US and international privacy and data security issues and compliance program implementation, including under GDPR, CCPA, TCPA, NY SHIELD, GLBA, and NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations.


Skills and experience required:

  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admitted to, and in good standing with the State Bar of New York and/or Connecticut
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a law firm's Data Protection/Privacy practice
  • Strong drafting, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to interact in a professional manner with colleagues and clients
  • Experience advising clients on privacy and security impacts of complex corporate and technology transactions
  • Experience advising clients on preparing for, responding to and recovering from ransomware and other data incidents
  • Knowledge of privacy and security compliance regulations under GDPR, CCPA and others
  • Strong project management ability; ability to balance a large number of competing priorities
  • Team player and motivated to succeed as a group

Skills and experience preferred:

  • IAPP Certification (CIPP)
  • International experience a plus
  • Experience with law enforcement and regulatory investigations a plus

The Essentials 

Annual compensation commensurate with experience. Base compensation range $175,00 to $220,000. 


COVID – 19 Vaccination Requirement

Withers Bergman LLP requires all new hires to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds will be provided to qualified candidates.  Candidates will be required to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for accommodation prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

The firm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Equal employment opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at the firm. Employment at the firm is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  The firm prohibits and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these classifications or characteristics.

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