U.S. Bank Chief Privacy & Data Counsel | Associate General Counsel in St. Paul, Minnesota
Job Description At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. We are committed to our purpose: we invest our hearts and minds to power human potential. Part of this commitment, and one of our core values, is the creation of a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
Successful candidates for positions in the U.S. Bank Law Division consistently provide excellent advice and guidance to clients and colleagues, on a variety of legal matters. They build trusting relationships that allow the business to make well-informed decisions. They work to attract, retain, and develop great people in an inclusive environment where each person is valued for the distinct skills and attributes they bring to the group. Meaningful collaboration, participation in the community, and investment in the development of the Law Division are all expected from candidates.
The U.S. Bank Law Division is seeking a Chief Privacy & Data Counsel to lead the Law Division’s Privacy and Data Strategy team which supports the enterprise’s Privacy and Data & Analytics Programs. This attorney will lead the team of Law Division professionals that provides legal support to the business lines and supports the enterprise’s Data Privacy and Protection Program as well as the enterprise’s Data & Analytics functions. This attorney will provide legal advice on a wide variety of data protection and privacy matters which arise from the enterprise’s complex operations located in the U.S., U.K., E.U., and other jurisdictions. The position will routinely interact with C-Suite and other senior leaders at the Bank and will be responsible for helping create and carry out the direction and strategy of U.S. Bank’s Privacy and Data programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Guiding the alignment of privacy and data policies and administration with relevant legal, regulatory, industry and ethical guidelines, both domestically and internationally. Informing the strategy, development and use of personal and commercial data and analytics products with sound legal counsel aligned to the enterprise business strategy. Advising on privacy and data protection legal issues and legal compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations. Helping plan the direction and strategy for U.S. Bank’s Enterprise Privacy and Data Protection Program, including guidance on enterprise policies and procedures covering the privacy of and security of personally identifiable information in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. Providing legal advice and guidance to U.S. Bank’s senior leadership, managers, and other internal clients in the U.S., U.K., and E.U. to ensure that current and proposed activities, policies, business practices, and transactions comply with relevant privacy and data laws and regulations.
Successful candidates for a position in the U.S. Bank Law Division will support U.S. Bank’s core values, which guide what we do every day:
We do the right thing. We power potential. We stay a step ahead. We draw strength from diversity. We put people first.
We are proud that U.S. Bank has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute and has been named the #1 Most Admired Superregional Bank by Fortune magazine.
In the U.S. Bank Law Division, we honor those values through our mission: “we guide our clients to remarkable results with expert legal counsel.” Our commitment is evident in the work we do, not only for the bank, but for our communities. The Law Division has received several awards for its pro bono contributions, including the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council’s “Excellence in Pro Bono Award,” and we encourage our legal professionals to contribute time and expertise to pro bono work as part of their role.
QUALIFICATIONS: Law degree Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one jurisdiction Twelve or more years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house corporate environment, practicing domestic and international privacy law Five or more years of management experience
PREFERRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: Working experience at an AMLAW 100 and/or Fortune 500 environment as a managing attorney in the Privacy and/or Data fields Familiarity with financial services organizations, and the relevant privacy and data protection laws and regulations that apply to financial services In-depth knowledge of domestic and international privacy and data protection laws and regulations, and current public policy developments related thereto Familiarity with Privacy by Design and related concepts Demonstrated proficiency working collaboratively to deliver results Technical fluency in approaching complex data infrastructure and systems Strong commercial contracting skills Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills Strong commitment to client service
Benefits: Take care of yourself and your family with U.S. Bank employee benefits. We know that healthy employees are happy employees, and we believe that work/life balance should be easy to achieve. That's why we share the cost of benefits and offer a variety of programs, resources and support you need to bring your full self to work and stay present and committed to the people who matter most - your family.