21000058 Requisition #
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Sr. Manager / Managing Director (Data Protection, Privacy, and Security) 

DLA Piper is seeking a highly talented Privacy Senior Manager / Managing Director to join its consulting practice in the Intellectual Property and Technology group, Technology, Sourcing and Commercial subgroup. 

This position requires an advanced degree and/or significant experience in the privacy and data risk management consulting field.  Position interacts with clients on a day-to-day basis and takes a lead role in managing the client relationship and the engagement delivery team. This position requires someone who is able to lead projects with multiple workstreams and priorities, oversee a team to deliver quality work products, assist clients in identifying risks and developing strategic solutions for managing them.  Additionally, it is expected that someone in this position will work closely with the internal team to build and implement pragmatic and integrated solutions to privacy and data risk issues. 

The client service professional should have a broad range of consultative risk management skills in the areas of evaluating and identifying privacy legal and regulatory requirements and operational controls across a variety of industries to manage and mitigate privacy and data protection risk, specifically  

  • Understanding the strategic project objectives and tactical tasks and activities to be completed to achieve protect goals 

  • Identifying privacy and data protection risks, requirements and controls 

  • Assisting clients with designing and implementing privacy and data governance programs, requirements, processes and controls 

  • Overseeing projects and teams to ensure that work products are delivered according to the project plan milestones and budget 

  • Performing quality reviews for all client deliverables developed by the project team, course correcting, where needed 

Core competencies should include the planning, execution, and delivery of engagements across the broad disciplines of requirements identification, conducting risk assessments, policy, standards, and procedures development, Privacy by Design (PbD) evaluation, cloud and shared control environment assessments, operating model design, and metrics and reporting dashboards. 

The candidate should be familiar with laws, regulations, and industry standards such as: The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) SP800-53 and Cybersecurity Framework, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) series 27001/2, 27005, 31000. 

Prior Big 4 or external consulting experience strongly preferred with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Visio with emphasis on PowerPoint to storyboard client engagements and Excel for analysis. 

Relevant certifications: CISSP, CIPP, CISA or equivalent experience 

Prior Experience: At least 5+ years of relevate experience 

We are looking for Manager candidates who: 

  • Are comfortable with complex, multi-workstream projects and managing teams of 2 or more to deliver quality work products on time and within budget Have an ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and manage execution, and 

  • Able to manage multiple and often competing deadlines and client needs 

Interested candidates should apply online.   If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about the process, please contact Chun-Wei Wu (chun-wei.wu@us.dlapiper.com) Legal Recruiting Manager.  Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders. 

Direct applicants only. No third-party submissions. 

Minimum Requirements: 

At least 5+ years of experience with relevant certifications: CISSP, CIPP, CISA or equivalent experience 


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