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Corporate Counsel - Data Protection and Intellectual Property

Company name

ICF International, Inc

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 10,2019

Valid Through

Feb 23,2020

Posted on

Aug 28,2019

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
Technology Transactions >> Technology Transactions
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Corporate Counsel - Data Protection and Intellectual Property
The candidate will help drive forward an extremely fast-paced, multinational consulting services company's Global Data Protection and ePrivacy (GDPE) program and ensure company's continued compliance with its related regulatory obligations and meeting the expectations of company's own people, clients, regulators and the public. Work closely with the rest of the OGC, Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Team (DPT) to directly and frequently advise company-wide business leaders and staff on a range of data protection, intellectual property, information technology, information security, marketing and related matters. Work closely with internal business partners to understand their business processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with data protection and ePrivacy laws and embed regulatory requirements and controls into projects, tools and services. Help enforce appropriate data protection and ePrivacy policies, notices, standards, controls and other practices and processes cross-functionally and as a part of global operations. Support efforts to ensure that the company complies with cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements concerning both intra-company transfers and transfers to third parties. Draft, review, negotiate and support data privacy and data security contractual provisions in a wide variety of commercial agreements. Assist the DPO, DPT and Incident Response Team in the review and coordination of potential data protection incidents/breaches, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts. Develop, review and deliver (or arrange for the development and delivery of) data protection and ePrivacy training materials as appropriate and support efforts to raise awareness about company's GDPE program, data handling practices, procedures and legal obligations. Conduct, guide and participate in legal risk assessments. Manage risk mitigation plans and make recommendations on the appropriate financial investment to accomplish the policies and implement the procedures. Maintain strong coordination, cooperation and mutual support between the OGC and other corporate departments with compliance obligations such as the internal audit, IT, marketing, HR and business groups to ensure that roles and responsibilities are effectively fulfilled in the company's GDPE program and legal and ethical compliance program. Monitor and assess the effectiveness of company GDPE program compliance activity and facilitate auditing. Support responses to government investigations or queries as appropriate and/or required. Perform data protection and ePrivacy IP due diligence reviews. Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law and help to identify legal issues of critical importance to the company. Should have a J.D. degree from an accredited US law school, an active, good standing membership in at least one US State Bar, and current qualification or ability to immediately qualify to practice in Virginia, including through the Corporate Counsel designation. Must have 2-4 years of professional legal experience in intellectual property, and technology transaction matters with 3+ years providing significant legal advice as a specialist in Data Protection. Mixture of law firm and/or in-house experience preferred.

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Ref. #: R1903407

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
ICF International, Inc
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

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