Corporate Counsel – Privacy & Regulatory

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon’s Corporate Counsel – Privacy & Regulatory will have the opportunity to play an important role in advising our global enterprise on U.S. and international privacy,data security, and regulatory matters. As part of Groupon’s global Privacy & Regulatory team, this person will collaborate and work cross-functionally across multiple business units, including product, marketing, engineering, information security, and sales. This position is a uniquely diverse role, but there will be a heavy emphasis on EU privacy initiatives in the near term.

Job Duties

Generally advise on US and international privacy and data security laws and regulations, including rapidly evolving requirements
Assist with and lead various aspects of Groupon’s GDPR compliance efforts
Oversee, maintain, and regularly audit Groupon’s international data transfer mechanisms
Support all business channels in evaluating regulatory risk and rendering practical advice to advance key business initiatives
Assist in vendor due diligence and the negotiation of privacy and data security provisions in a wide range of agreements
Conduct periodic and as-needed business audits and privacy impact assessments to assess privacy and data security compliance
Help incorporate privacy-by-design principles into new and existing products and initiatives and otherwise foster privacy and security awareness worldwide
Support Information Security and Database teams to ensure compliance with applicable data security administrative, physical, and technical safeguards
Work as an integral part of the global Privacy & Regulatory team in establishing initiatives, planning and developing key strategies, and advising the company on how to implement guidance from regulatory and privacy agencies
Investigate and respond to government inquiries, as needed
Qualifications/Requirements/Qualities

Position located in our downtown Chicago headquarters
JD with active bar membership in any state
5+ years’ experience at a reputable law firm and/or corporate legal department
Experience with online, mobile, and ecommerce regulatory and privacy issues preferred
Experience with US and/or EU privacy and data security laws and regulations, including the GDPR
Experience with key regulatory frameworks in the ecommerce space, such as CAN-SPAM, CASL, and state/federal consumer protection laws
Some experience interfacing directly with state/federal agencies, investigatory bodies, and legislative institutions helpful
Comfortable and effective working with diverse teams, whether local or virtual
Sound business judgment and ability to think creatively to render practical legal advice and solve complex business problems
Great sense of humor and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.