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Manager & Counsel – Privacy & Data Law

American Express

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As a member of the Privacy & Data Law Group in the General Counsel’s Organization of American Express, you will interface with colleagues globally on legal issues related to privacy and data to help the company meet its business and strategic goals. This position will report to a Director & Counsel and is based in New York or DC.

Here is just some of what you will be required to do in this role:

  • Provide guidance on a variety of U.S. privacy and data related legal issues, including data rights, data ethics, and data governance
  • Work collaboratively to draft, negotiate, and resolve contractual issues arising in a wide array of global commercial agreements
  • Coordinate with operational and compliance teams to review and implement new or evolving privacy/data legal requirements
  • Track legislative/regulatory developments on U.S. privacy and data laws
  • Support privacy due diligence for our M&A activities
  • Research privacy and data related legal and factual issues on an as-needed basis
  • Participate in external benchmarking calls via our trade associations as the Amex representative

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • JD and licensed to practice law in the United States
  • 4+ years of relevant privacy experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal environment
  • Experience with U.S. privacy regulations such as CCPA/CPRA, GLBA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, and FCRA
  • Experience advising product, marketing, technology, and operations teams on how to implement nuanced legal and policy requirements
  • Experience evaluating data issues related to digital and payment products with a focus on the B2B space

Preferred qualifications:

  • CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional) accreditation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey clear advice to clients and provide proactive, creative, and business-oriented solutions
  • Strong interest and/or experience in digital products and emerging technology
  • Strong executive presence, interpersonal skills and ability to influence stakeholders on cross-functional teams through collaboration
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to resolve novel, complex issues with a resourceful, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to build excellent relationships with legal colleagues and business clients, while prioritizing multiple challenging tasks and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Willingness and flexibility to be a team player, and take on new responsibilities and challenges as American Express and its businesses continue to evolve

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) and, for medically eligible colleagues, a booster shot, in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

Booster eligibility: The CDC has established guidelines for when adults are eligible to receive booster shots depending on when they completed their initial vaccine series (currently five months after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and two months after the J&J Vaccine). If you have completed your primary vaccine series but have not yet reached your booster eligibility date, you will be able to come into the office; however, you will need to complete your booster within 30 days of becoming eligible to continue coming in and participating in company-sponsored in-person events.

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