• Legal, Privacy Attorney, Vice President

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    Firmwide Legal
    Employment Type


    We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.




    The role sits within the Privacy Legal team in New York and will be one of two U.S.- based lawyers responsible for Data Protection and Privacy matters globally (in conjunction with two other team members in London).  



    • Provide legal advice to company affiliates in the U.S. and globally on the full range of privacy issues, including those arising from the firm’s consumer / retail financial services businesses, as well as select information security / cybersecurity issues
    • Review data leakage incidents and make determination as to whether any notifications are required. Draft / review and submit such notifications.
    • Advise colleagues in the Employment Law Group on matters pertaining to employee privacy (including monitoring programs, data analytics issues, notice and consent requirements, etc.).
    • Work closely with colleagues in Legal and Compliance who focus on consumer and client related privacy matters.
    • Assist in responding to requests to exercise data subject rights (e.g. access, deletion, etc.)
    • Review and as needed uplift existing policies and procedures regarding privacy. Draft / review new policies, procedure, best practice documents, as needed.
    • Review and negotiate data protection and information security terms in vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.
    • Prepare data protection-related training materials for use online, via videoconference and in live sessions
    • Liaise with colleagues in the EMEA and Asia to promote consistent data protection / privacy practices globally.
    • Monitor and respond to developments in privacy and information security (i.e., new laws, regulations, important case decisions, regulatory guidance, etc.)
    • Advise on privacy issues arising from the full range of marketing efforts and Web-related advertising activities.
    • Play a central role in compliance readiness programs to prepare for new privacy laws and regulations globally.


    • Legal degree
    • Minimum 6 years solid experience with U.S. financial privacy laws; GDPR experience / familiarity with other ex-U.S. privacy laws a plus
    • Extensive experience in evaluating and responding to data breach incidents
    • In-house experience at financial institution or other relevant industry experience a plus
    • Experience with digital privacy matters (e.g., on-line behavioral advertising) a plus
    • Background or demonstrated interest in technology a plus
    • Experience drafting policies, procedures, notices and consents
    • CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) accreditation a plus
    • Good leadership skills, demonstrated project management experience
    • Effective communicator; team player; experience preparing and conducting data protection training


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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