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Assistant General Counsel, Privacy Attorney

New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. Founded in 1845 and headquartered in New York City, New York Life reported 2017 operating earnings of $2.06 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2017, with affiliates, totaled $586 billion.

 

New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+ (Source: Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17).

 

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.

 

 

Assistant General Counsel, Privacy Attorney

 

The Assistant General Counsel, Privacy Attorney will:

  • Be NYL’s expert on international privacy-related laws and regulations, including the GDPR and local laws supplementing the GDPR, and other data transfer laws and regulations world wide.
  • Monitor developments in these laws and work to implement them with NYL companies, including domestic and international insurance and investments businesses.
  • Lead a companywide project to adopt Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) that apply to all NYL companies, domestic and international, and that ensure compliance with data privacy requirements of multiple international jurisdictions including EU, North America, India, Asia, MENA.
  • Develop unified guidance and approach to local laws in countries where NYL companies have individuals’ (clients and/or employees) personal data.
  • Draft privacy guidelines and data privacy related agreements (including data transfer agreements, data processing agreements) for all NYL companies.
  • Work with NYL companies to ensure compliance with the EU’s e-Privacy Regulation.
  • Help NYL companies identify data privacy and cybersecurity issues and advise on the same, including issues related to third-party transactions and arrangements, and arrangements with vendors.
  • Participate in cybersecurity and privacy projects as they arise.
  • Advise on NYL’s information and physical security policies and practices.
  • Perform legal research and write legal memoranda.
  • Gather facts from multiple sources, interact with client areas, keeping them advised of developments and status of all matters.

 

 

The role requires:

  • 5 plus years relevant experience in law firm and/or corporate law department
  • J.D. Degree and admission to the New York bar.
  • Knowledge of global information security and privacy laws, regulations, standards and best practices, including GDPR, the EU e-Privacy Regulation, GLB, and US domestic privacy laws. 
  • Experience with international privacy and information security best practices, including experience in designing, implementing and improving privacy and information security programs and drafting and maintaining privacy and information security policies and incident response plans.
  • Understanding of emerging international privacy laws, cases and trends as well as new and evolving technologies.
  • Experience working with regulated financial institutions preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with security and risk professionals, software developers, product development, R&D, Human Resources, and other teams.
  • Strong oral communication, writing and client facing skills.
  • Strong writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.

 

 

 

 

 

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