Contentious Cyber Risk Solicitor

Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
£90000 - £120000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted
31 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Ref
BBBH12276
Contact
Sarah Beard
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

An opportunity for a Cyber Risk and Data Privacy Senior Associate with 3-7 years PQE has opened with a leading practice in the City of London. This International team are part of a Top 50 firm and their expert lawyers advise on cutting edge Data Privacy and Cyber Risk.

The Firm

The firm has a complete multi-service offering giving advice to many of the world's most prestigious organisations with access to market-leading litigation, banking, finance, and transactional advice across a vast range of practice areas.

They have several sector specialisms which continue to grow. The firm has been growing in recent years and has received industry press attention for their development into many new jurisdictions. With this comes very realistic opportunities for progression.

They offer very competitive flexible working and a collegiate, friendly environment with exceptional training and development at all levels.

The Role

You will be part of their global practice in partnership both in London and with the firms international offices regularly working alongside cyber security colleagues in other practice areas such as financial services regulatory, insurance, employment, and the non-contentious data protection team.

Much of the work will involve contentious data privacy matters, working with the Information Commissioners Office on regulatory investigations however it will not be limited to this. Other work will include financial fraud through cyber attack, or operational security incidents affecting critical national infrastructure.

The successful hire will need to have a solid understanding of data privacy law ideally with experience on the more contentious side for example regulatory investigations, liaising with the ICO and dealing with data breaches but there will also be requirements to handle non-contentious matters - before the event cyber risk management, advising on cyber security aspects of corporate transactions and projects (ensuring security is adequate regarding contractors on various projects etc).

This position will be in depth, challenging and will give the new Associate exposure to high quality, complex cyber risk matters for high profile, blue chip clients. The team are growing and at the forefront of this developing sector. Promotion is very realistic for lawyers with drive and ambition to build a long term career in this area.

Requirements

  • You will be a Cyber Risk/Data Privacy Senior Associate with 3-7 years PQE.
  • Must be qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales.
  • You will have strong academics (min 2:1 degree).
  • Experience gained at a reputable firm within an established practice.
  • The ability to manage and develop strong client relationships whilst also effectively providing support internally to the firm and colleagues.
  • Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated matters

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Solicitor experienced in cyber security and data privacy with a desire to focus on contentious matters in this growing sector.

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