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Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    199505 3/20/2018
Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer

Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer

The Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer ("CM & DPO") will work closely with the London office's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer on London-specific, predominantly Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") related, compliance matters.

The role of the CM & DPO will also be to ensure that Orrick globally complies with all relevant privacy-related legislation (and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation); to ensure that employees are fully informed of their own responsibilities for acting within the law; and that the public, including clients and employees, are informed of their rights. The CM & DPO should ensure that Orrick has proper risk-based systems of control over the personal data that it processes and deals promptly and professionally with requests for information.

Primary Responsibilities

London office specific compliance
• Ensure compliance with the SRA's regulatory framework.
• Assist with AML compliance to include some aspects of the Know Your Client searches for new clients and matters.
• Monitor sanctions updates from the UK Government.
• Maintain the Opinions and Undertakings Registers.
• Manage the office's compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.
• Participate in the office's Compliance Committee.
• Maintain and update own knowledge of regulatory and good-practice developments in law firm compliance.

Data protection compliance • Regularly review compliance with relevant legislation and internal Orrick policies.
• Identify and develop solutions for any issues relating to the collection, use and storage of personal data, information quality and integrity, technical and organizational security.
• Liaise with the Audit function to ensure that personal data processing is included as appropriate within the audit programme. Participation in or assistance with internal audits may be required.
• Monitor the handling of data subject access and the documentation, notification and communication of personal data breaches.
• Ensure that all documentation required by data protection legislation is maintained by Orrick and all processing operations under its responsibility.
• Provide advice regarding data protection impact assessments and monitor Orrick’s performance relating to such assessments (such as privacy risk mitigation efforts).
• Liaise and cooperate with the relevant supervisory authorities, either at the request of these authorities or on the CM & DPO's own initiative.
• Be a resource for employees by providing training/advice on related law and other relevant issues.

Qualifications & Experience

• Proven experience in dealing with compliance issues in a commercial environment, ideally in a law firm or other professional services firm.
• Interest in data privacy law, both in Europe and globally.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience of delivering face to face or online interactive training.
• Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
• Solution focussed with good project management skills.
• Understand the degree of independence required to fulfil some of the CM & DPO's duties.
• Training will be provided along with courses to obtain relevant qualifications such ISEB Certification in Data Protection, IAPP CIPP/E Certification and Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Those who are eligible can send their resume and cover letter under cover of email titled "Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer” to [email protected]


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