Skip Navigation

We are here to help our candidates impacted by the COVID-19 virus situation. Learn more

Privacy Senior Counsel

Location: McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R112337 Updated date 05/12/2021
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Privacy Senior Counsel

About the Role:

The Capital One Legal Department is seeking an all-star attorney with transactional experience and a passion for privacy law.  The attorney in this position will join our enterprise privacy legal team and will help support our Corporate and Strategic Transactions legal team, as well as our Enterprise Supplier Management team.  Working closely with legal, business, and risk partners, you will be a go-to resource on issues arising with vendors or partners that relate to privacy and data protection, with a particular focus on innovative and emerging tech. You will operate at the intersection of financial services and technology, and you will brainstorm, problem-solve, and innovate to assess and mitigate legal risk in a challenging and evolving space.

We are looking for an attorney who is collaborative, inquisitive, and enthusiastic about privacy and technology. You’ll need strong analytical and organizational skills, great judgment, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with complex legal issues that may arise suddenly and require quick resolution. We want someone with an ownership mentality who nonetheless enjoys being part of a team and who can interact with and influence across departments and job levels. A good sense of humor is a plus!

Responsibilities likely to include:

  • Provide expert advice on data protection and privacy issues arising in new or evolving vendor and partner relationships.

  • Assist with contract language governing data privacy and protection issues.

  • Conduct due diligence on privacy and data security issues arising from new vendor or partner relationships or strategic transactions.

  • Advise regarding the impact of proposed privacy law and regulation on business initiatives. 

  • Manage outside counsel regarding transaction-related privacy matters. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 5 years of experience in a law firm environment, at a government agency, or as in-house counsel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in privacy law is a plus but is not required  

  • Experience with tech transfer and vendor agreements, application of law to new technologies, or application of law to innovative uses of technology

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.