Cyber and Data Protection Associate

Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
£85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
14 May 2019
Ref
BBBH12517
Contact
Sarah Beard
Vacancy Type
Solicitors
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

Cyber and Data Privacy Associate with 2-6 years PQE required to join a Top 30 firm. Ranked in the Legal 500, this firm is a leading international organisation operating from over 20 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the US. This opportunity comes with realistic long-term prospects within a market leading practice.

The Firm

The firm has a complete multi-service offering giving advice to many of the world's most prestigious organisations with access to market-leading litigation, banking, finance, and transactional advice across a vast range of practice areas.

They have several sector specialisms which continue to grow. The firm has been growing in recent years and has received industry press attention for their development into many new jurisdictions. With this comes very realistic opportunities for progression.

They offer very competitive flexible working and a collegiate, friendly environment with exceptional training and development at all levels.

The Role

You will be part of their global practice in partnership both in London and with the firm's international offices regularly working alongside cyber security colleagues in other practice areas such as financial services regulatory, insurance, employment, and the non-contentious data protection team.

Much of the work will involve contentious data privacy matters, working with the Information Commissioners Office on regulatory investigations however it will not be limited to this. Other work will include financial fraud through cyber-attack, or operational security incidents affecting critical national infrastructure.

The successful hire will need to have a solid understanding of data privacy law ideally with experience on the more contentious side for example regulatory investigations, liaising with the ICO and dealing with data breaches but there will also be requirements to handle non-contentious matters - before the event cyber risk management, advising on cyber security aspects of corporate transactions and projects (ensuring security is adequate regarding contractors on various projects etc).

This position will be in depth, challenging and will give the new Associate exposure to high quality, complex cyber risk matters for high profile, blue chip clients. The team are growing and at the forefront of this developing sector. Promotion is very realistic for lawyers with drive and ambition to build a long term career in this area.

Requirements

  • You will be a Cyber Risk/Data Privacy Associate with 2-6 years PQE.
  • Must be qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales.
  • You will have strong academics (min 2:1 degree).
  • Experience gained at a reputable firm within an established practice.
  • The ability to manage and develop strong client relationships whilst also effectively providing support internally to the firm and colleagues.
  • Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated matters

This is an opportunity to be part of an International team at the cutting edge of Data Privacy and Cyber Risk law.

Apply Now or alternatively please call for a confidential discussion.

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