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Robert Half Senior Privacy Counsel in Woodbridge, New Jersey


The ideal candidate for this position will have the experience/skills listed in this job description PLUS a flexible, hardworking approach, with no hesitation to take on tasks outside the specific scope of the job description. The new team member must be mission-driven, results-driven and goal oriented. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, have strong written/verbal communication, administrative/organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities

  • Provide counsel to business leaders with respect to all privacy matters for the US,

  • Define and create an optimal plan to mitigate risk on privacy and data security matters for US, in conjunction with European team members and global policies,

  • Independently lead and execute all facets of challenging privacy and data security matters,

  • Partner closely with compliance on matters with privacy concerns,

  • Lead commercial negotiations with clients and partners where the use of personal information or data sharing is involved,

  • Define processes and tools for effective review of privacy matters,

  • Develop and own privacy contractual risk matrix, including creating and maintaining a risk log of escalated matters for ongoing monitoring,

  • Review contracts and other documentation related to processing of personal data

  • Assist with data subject requests,

  • Support the legal team and the business in day-to-day privacy compliance management,

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders in effective negotiation, communication and drafting skills, including interaction with senior executives,

  • Ability to work independently,

  • Initiate and follow-up actions with minimal supervision,

  • Provide guidance and assessment on privacy, data security and compliance matters in conjunction with the compliance team,

  • Contract management, review and drafting,

  • Assist with other projects and duties as assigned,


  • US JD and Member of US State Bar (ideally New Jersey and/or New York),

  • Data Privacy certifications (e.g. CIPP, CIPM, CIPT) preferred,

  • 5-7 years of privacy and data security law experience within a corporate or law firm environment, with experience reporting to senior management,

  • Experience with privacy law and compliance in the healthcare industry,

  • Experience of negotiating and drafting vendor contracts and data processing agreements,

  • Experience managing employee data protection governance activities,

  • Experience developing and managing internal data protection-related policies and procedures for a large organization,

  • Experience with document drafting, negotiation and contract management,

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills,

  • Strong organizational skill and attention to detail,

  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment,

  • Must have a strong degree of professionalism and proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion,

  • Must be self-motivated and have a strong sense of urgency to drive for results,

  • Excellent judgment and ability to work independently, manage various tasks and simultaneously balance competing priorities to meet tight deadlines,

  • Ability to focus and manage compliance and risk mitigation,

  • Flexible, hardworking approach with no hesitation to take on tasks outside the specific scope of the job description,

  • Comprehensive knowledge of state, federal and international data protection laws, regulations and standards, and

  • Experience with multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural transaction partners and team members.

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