24 days old

Legal Director, Privacy and Data Counsel

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

What You'll Do

You will join the Regulatory Affairs Legal Team as Director, Legal - Privacy & Data to lead the team of lawyers and regional privacy officers in the Privacy Center of Excellence. You will drive Ciscos handling of legal issues related to privacy, security, and data matters worldwide in close partnership with your legal colleagues, Government Affairs, as well as other functions across the company.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the privacy legal function and team at Cisco.
  • Serve as a legal expert and resource on global privacy and data related regulations.
  • Oversee the legal and regulatory compliance for privacy and data matters globally.
  • Counsel your legal colleagues, product engineering, go to market teams, and other business stakeholders on existing law and in preparation for emerging legal regimes, new legislation, and compliance frameworks.
  • Lead responses to regulatory inquiries and investigations, incident/breach response, and intensified data subject requests.
  • Provide legal advice and day-to-day support to legal colleagues and business stakeholders on privacy, security, and data related matters.
  • (including data sovereignty, data residency/localization, and data architecture and flows).
  • Partner with Product Legal to guide privacy-forward product development and evaluate the impact of existing and upcoming privacy, security, and data related laws, rules, and regulations on product development, features, and functionality.
  • Advance Ciscos commitment to developing sustainable, scalable, and ethical approaches to complex privacy, security, and data issues.
  • Manage outside counsel on matters related to privacy, security, and data governance.
  • Mentor, train, and develop more junior team members.

Who You'll Work With

The Cisco Legal Department is a community of over 450 professionals in Legal and Compliance committed to driving Ciscos success and maintaining a fun, diverse and collaborative working environment. We are leaders within the company, demonstrating a customer centric, transparent, and agile approach to helping Cisco continuously evolve its business and lead the industry. We are in over 25 countries, supporting each other as one team and are proud of the many ways we give back to our communities.

As part of Ciscos highly dynamic and world class legal team, you will join Ciscos Regulatory Affairs Legal Team. The Regulatory Affairs Legal Team is comprised of lawyers, operational specialists, program managers, engineers, and subject matter experts focused on topics ranging from data and privacy to global trade to environmental and sustainability to telecommunications to business and human rights. The teams charter is aligned with influencing, interpreting, and implementing evolving and existing regulations that impact Ciscos business. As a result, you will partner with your colleagues in legal and numerous other functions across the company to have an immediate impact with your analytic rigor, business judgment, and ability to get things done. This position reports to the Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel.

Who You Are

You are a diligent, agile attorney with significant global data governance and privacy legal experience eager to join our team. You have experience managing legal professionals with a record of success as a people manager who motivates, empowers and strengthens the team. You have sharp business focus and are dedicated, highly collaborative, and pragmatic. You possess excellent social, communication and drafting skills, and you can synthesize complex issues, influence, and lead across functions (both legal and non-legal, including business operations, engineering, Product Legal, Sales Legal, and Government Affairs). You are adaptable and have the ability to self-start. You are skilled working in ambiguity and in a fast-paced team environment and demonstrate the ability to successfully handle frequent changes in priorities, deadlines, workload, and conflicting laws. You also have the ability to positively disrupt. You wont suffer in silence in the face of outdated methodologies, broken processes or inefficient ways of doing things. Instead, you are a change agent who can clearly articulate these issues and their repercussions in a constructive manner and take full ownership of identifying and implementing better, more innovative ways of doing things.

Minimum Qualifications for this Role:

  • J.D. or LLM with excellent academic credentials. You are a licensed attorney in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where Cisco does business.
  • 12+ years of relevant legal, in-house, and/or law firm experience. Prior in-house experience with a public company is preferred, but we will consider a candidate with significant experience working with technology companies on privacy, security, and data issues and leading teams focused on these areas.
  • You have strong leadership skills and a demonstrated track record as an excellent leader of diverse internal and external legal teams, including motivating, empowering, stretching, supporting and engaging teams to achieve optimal business results, develop their skills and careers, and enjoy their work.
  • Deep subject matter knowledge on privacy, data, and security standards and regulations globally.
  • Industry recognized privacy and/or security certifications are a plus (eg, CIPP/Europe, CISM, CDPSE, etc.) 

Why Cisco

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


Posted: 2022-04-25 Expires: 2022-05-25

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