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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R1903407

Corporate Counsel- Data Protection and Intellectual Property

ICF looking for a talented and dynamic Corporate Attorney with demonstrated experience to join its fast-growing team. If you are inquisitive, collaborative, and enthusiastic about data protection, intellectual property and technology, come join us!

The OGC comprises an exceptional team of experienced lawyers, auditors and industry specialists who specialize in providing extensive and general advice on, and managing the handling of, all major legal, regulatory, risk management and reputational issues affecting ICF on both a contentious and non-contentious basis.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to help drive forward an extremely fast-paced, multinational consulting services company’s Global Data Protection and ePrivacy (GDPE) program and ensure ICF’s continued compliance with its related regulatory obligations and meeting the expectations of ICF’s own people, clients, regulators and the public. The successful candidate will work closely with the rest of the OGC, Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Team (DPT) to directly and frequently advise company-wide business leaders and staff on a range of data protection, intellectual property, information technology, information security, marketing and related matters. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

Although the OGC team members; agenda and responsibility evolves and will result in other activities, we are primarily looking for someone who can:   

  • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their business processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with data protection and ePrivacy laws and embed regulatory requirements and controls into projects, tools and services.  
  • Help enforce appropriate data protection and ePrivacy policies, notices, standards, controls and other practices and processes cross-functionally and as a part of global operations.  
  • Support efforts to ensure that the company complies with cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements concerning both intra-company transfers and transfers to third parties.  
  • Draft, review, negotiate and support data privacy and data security contractual provisions in a wide variety of commercial agreements.  
  • Assist the DPO, DPT and Incident Response Team in the review and coordination of potential data protection incidents/breaches, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts.  
  • Develop, review and deliver (or arrange for the development and delivery of) data protection and ePrivacy training materials as appropriate and support efforts to raise awareness about ICF’s GDPE program, data handling practices, procedures and legal obligations. 
  • Conduct, guide and participate in legal risk assessments.  
  • Manage risk mitigation plans and make recommendations on the appropriate financial investment to accomplish the policies and implement the procedures.  
  • Maintain strong coordination, cooperation and mutual support between the OGC and other corporate departments with compliance obligations such as the internal audit, IT, marketing, HR and business groups to ensure that roles and responsibilities are effectively fulfilled in the ICF’s GDPE programand legal and ethical compliance program.  
  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of ICF GDPE programcompliance activity and facilitate auditing.  
  • Support responses to government investigations or queries as appropriate and/or required.  
  • Perform data protection and ePrivacy IP due diligence reviews.  
  • Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law and help to identify legal issues of critical importance to the company. 

Required Experience and Education 

  • Education: JD from accredited U.S. law school, an active, good standing membership in at least one U.S. state bar, and current qualification or ability to immediately qualify to practice in Virginia, including through the Corporate Counsel designation 
  • 2-4 years of professional legal experience in intellectual property, and technology transaction matters with at least
  • 3 years providing significant legal advice as a specialist in Data Protection; mixture of law firm and/or in-house experience preferred but not required. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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