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Corporate - General Attorney / Data Privacy Attorney in Hershey, PA

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Company name

The Hershey Company

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General
Data Privacy
Information Technology

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Hershey, PA

Date Last Verified

Sep 16,2017

Posted on

Jul 25,2017

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Counsel - IS, Data Privacy, and Business Transformation The candidate will advise on legal implications and risks associated with all IS capital and expense projects, including short- and long-term project strategies and roadmaps. Assist IS leadership team in developing strategies and solutions to advance firm's technology and data capabilities, including data analytics and data governance. Apply continuous improvement mindset to IS processes and procedures to help mitigate legal risks in highly-dynamic, continuously evolving fields. Advise on all IS and other technology-related contracts and agreements, including third-party service agreements and nondisclosure agreements. Effectively manage use of internal legal resources and outside counsel. Serve as liaison between the Company's IS and Law leadership teams. Advise on legal implications of technology-related risks, incident response and remediation planning, and cyber events. Advise on all privacy-related aspects of firm's e-commerce and digitization efforts. Assist other members of the Law Department in reviewing technology and privacy-related aspects of commercial contracts with suppliers, distributors, retailers and other third parties. Serve as legal advisor to the Company's Privacy Committee on issues of data privacy. Identify and help manage emerging legal trends and proactively develop strategies and tools that will help the business benefit from, and manage new risks associated with, such emerging trends and developments. Stay informed of significant technology, data privacy, digitalization, regulatory and legal developments and communicate regularly with other members of the Law Department to ensure awareness and appropriate management of such developments and their potential impact on the business. Support the Associate General Counsel, Securities and Governance and Business Transformation, to provide legal advice and counseling on enterprise-level continuous improvement initiatives, including firm's efforts to improve global efficiency and effectiveness and streamline its operating model. Apply process and design thinking to support technology teams addressing technical and infrastructure contracts, statements of work, and service agreements; ability to establish guidelines for terms and conditions for a high volume of contract processing. Identify and assess legal implications in technology projects, managed services, and technical risk assessments. Work under pressure, handle multiple competing priorities and provide practical legal advice.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Information technology certifications or degree preferred. Should have 6+ years of relevant experience with a major law firm and/or in-house corporate law department experience. Experience with technology teams and advising on privacy and other data regulations; information technology background preferred. Experience with technology agreements and advising on implementation or upgrade of large technology projects (e.g. cloud services, outsourcing technical services or data center operations, major upgrades to enterprise resource planning platforms such as SAP), with strong preference for international experience essential. Capital and expense technology project management experience needed. Experience in coordinating outside counsel and other advisors both nationally and internationally essential. Experience and knowledge in risk management and evaluation needed. Admission to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or eligible for admission on proof of practice elsewhere essential. Experience in regulatory and/or packaged goods environment is preferred Cultural awareness of and experience in working in emerging markets, foreign language skills (Spanish and/or Portuguese) desired. Knowledge of and experience working under regulatory, legal and compliance requirements for a multinational company (CPG, manufacturing, food or retail preferred) or similar relevant experience needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Hershey Company
100 Crystal A Dr
Hershey, PA 17033