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Senior Manager, Senior Counsel - Privacy and Data Protection Law

Job ID R80125 Updated date 07/18/2019 Location McLean, Virginia
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

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.

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel - Privacy and Data Protection Law

About the Role:


The attorney in this position will join our growing enterprise privacy legal team and support our newly established Data Ethics and Privacy Office. Working closely with business, compliance, and risk partners across each of Capital One’s lines of business, you will be a go-to resource across the company on privacy, data protection, and related legal issues and help us as we implement new regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 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, enthusiastic about privacy and technology, and exhibits grounded judgment in novel situations. You’ll need strong analytical and organizational skills, great judgment, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, large volumes of work, and complex legal issues that may arise suddenly. We want someone with an ownership mentality but who enjoys being part of a team and can interact with and influence across departments and job levels. A good sense of humor and enthusiasm for privacy and technology issues is a must!

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide expert advice on applicable privacy laws, including GLBA, GDPR, and CCPA.

  • Analyze and interpret proposed laws and regulations impacting business units and assist in devising compliance methods that meet business goals and objectives.

  • Manage outside counsel regarding US privacy and data security matters.

  • Review and analyze new products and services, including online and mobile applications, for compliance with applicable privacy laws.

  • Advise and influence executives and other associates regarding the impact of federal and state privacy and data security statutes and regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of legal experience in a law firm, public interest organization, or the government  

  • Juris Doctorate degree

  • Membership in good standing in at least one state bar

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Previous experience in government or in-house

  • Experience with legal issues involving 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.

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