Job Details

Policy Counsel

Company name

Computer & Communications Industry Association

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 15,2019

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

Jan 08,2019

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Policy Counsel (Privacy, Security, and Emerging Technology)
Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with policy teams to achieve public policy goals on behalf of member companies and the internet services and technology industries, with a focus on privacy, cybersecurity, law enforcement, and emerging technology. Act as spokesperson for the association on the identified subject areas and promote policymaker awareness of member companies’ interests, priorities, and business models. Effect change and drive policymaking that benefits the internet and its users. Anticipate challenges that technology companies may face in an evolving public policy landscape. Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, coalitions, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with policy objectives. Conduct research on cybersecurity, data privacy, and law enforcement access to data; understand the economic and regulatory policies associated with innovation in emerging technologies and how those changes will affect industry. Draft written materials and collateral for internal and external use, to educate, inform and support policy positions, such as legal briefs, research and advocacy papers, reports, memoranda and summaries, and media communications pertaining to the identified subject areas.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. 2-5 years of experience in law, advocacy, or public policy pertaining to privacy, security, and emerging technology. Must have demonstrated capacity for independent work, self-starter capacity, and a capability of meeting deadlines and satisfying time-sensitive requests. Preferred Qualifications: Keen working understanding of the legislative and regulatory policy process and the technology industry. Familiarity with internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments; a demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues. Team player with a sense of humor; ability to exercise sound judgment in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent personal, political, analytical, and organizational skills. Great communicator, in person and in writing, with the ability to translate complex subject matter into simple explanations. Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Computer & Communications Industry Association
666 11th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

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