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Director - Privacy, Assistant General Counsel (Remote)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks - everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic legal department and a growing team at a fast-paced company. The Privacy Counsels Group works with all teams across Palo Alto Networks to incorporate privacy and security in everything we do, by providing guidance, education, and tools, to facilitate adoption of our products and to make Palo Alto Networks a trusted brand for privacy and security. This position is open for candidates located in the United States.

We are seeking a self-starter who enjoys working collaboratively as well as driving high impact projects independently. You will take a collaborative approach to building privacy and security frameworks. You will be a key legal partner to the cross-functional teams that build our best-in-class cybersecurity products.

You will be working on critical privacy initiatives with key stakeholders across the company. You are motivated by unique issues and enthusiastic about being the legal partner to our cross-functional stakeholders. You are experienced in translating complex legal issues into efficient and practical solutions for the company.

Your Impact
Provide solution-focused privacy guidance to product, business, engineering, and other cross-functional teams
Refine, enhance, and scale company-wide privacy compliance operating processes
Design, implement and maintain scalable privacy compliance operations with documented goals, objectives, activities, and metrics, including metrics that measure and improve the effectiveness of privacy controls
In collaboration with the Product Counsels Group and other teams, conduct data impact assessments and other security assessments on new products and enhancements to existing products
Identify potential privacy and information security risks and provide practical risk-mitigation solutions
Work closely with the Products Counsels Group and the products team to understand their perspectives, processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with applicable privacy laws, regulations, and industry best practices while guiding the teams to the desired goals
Negotiate data protection and security agreements with customers, partners, and other third parties
Be the trusted partner working and influencing cross-functionally with leadership, engineer, product and business teams
Build strong relationships with teams and gain deep understanding of how each teams work to design and operationalize privacy compliance into their teams
Manage and lead a team of privacy professionals
Handle special projects, as requested

The Team

The Legal team at Palo Alto Networks is a dynamic team that impacts all go-to-market aspects of the business every day. The team is immersed in developing new programs and evolving existing ones to scale across Palo Alto Networks' entire technology portfolio. You will work closely with teams from other departments to immerse yourself in the ins and outs of our business to support it from a legal perspective. Our legal team is an essential resource on a global basis, impacting and driving our products and services.


Your Experience
J.D. degree from ABA accredited law school
Bar: Must be a member in good standing of an applicable U.S. state
10+ years of strong privacy experience with significant experience in privacy compliance operations
Experience designing, implementing and maintaining scalable privacy compliance operations with proven track record of success
In-house experience at a technology or security company is required
Expertise in privacy issues impacting the cybersecurity and privacy industry including self-regulatory guidelines, privacy issues and legislation, and global privacy laws & regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and other data protection frameworks)
Experience collaborating with key product stakeholders
Significant experience negotiating a wide range of privacy and information security agreements
Significant experience advising on a range of privacy issues, regulations, and industry standards
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple, conflicting priorities while managing a substantial workload and client expectations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, business judgment, flexibility, analytical skills, and attention to detail

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $164,600/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
The job requires accessing a company worksite
The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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