Cybersecurity & Privacy Associate for Top Practice (DC and New York)

Cybersecurity & Privacy Associate for Top Practice (DC and New York)

The Privacy & Cybersecurity practice of this AMLaw 50 firm is high-caliber, global and boasts numerous rankings and accolades. Here you will have a mixed practice that includes: (1) “bet the company” data breaches and ransomware attacks – those that are headlining news or otherwise significant in terms of their severity, scale or impact; and (2) regular and consistent privacy counseling and compliance work for start-ups, Fortune 100 companies and global brands across a variety of sectors (e.g., healthcare, financial services, retail, etc.).

If you have 2-6 years of relevant post-JD experience (at a peer firm or a combination of firm and in-house) – and are looking for a long-term home where mentorship is valued and there is a track record of giving laterals the keys to success – then this might be the practice for you.

Having met with one of the partners leading this search, several more unique insights follow below:

· Working Partnership – This is a working partnership, so the partners will be in the trenches, working with and alongside the team.

· Workload/Scheduling – As is expected with data breach work, the first 24-48 hours are busy, although thereafter the work settles into a more even flow. With that said, the partners make an extra effort to respect vacation time and ensure no one feels they are on call all the time.

· “Fit” is Paramount – This group really gels, so “fit” is a key consideration when hiring.

The ideal candidate will have prior privacy experience and at least some experience in incident response and cybersecurity crises (e.g., for a 2nd Year, will have worked on at least one data breach and want to do more; but deeper experience required as seniority increases).

Must have strong grades from a top law school. Top of the market compensation. 2,000 billable hours requirement (with up to 150 hours of credited pro bono and DEI efforts).

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Erin Sears via email at or with a DM to her LinkedIn.

Job ID: 17749

Location DC

Practice Area Privacy

Job Type Associate

Our reference JOB-17749

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