PRINCIPAL COUNSEL, CYBERSECURITY & DATA PROTECTION
Location: Oakland Job ID: 17958
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Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Affairs & Technology Law, the Senior Counsel or Principal Counsel advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and campuses and Office of the President stakeholders on a broad range of cybersecurity and technology matters. Represents the Office of the General Counsel on the University's Cyber Risk Governance Committee; serves as counsel to the Office of the President GERI (General Counsel, Ethics, Compliance, Audit, Privacy, Risk, and Information Technology) Committee; provides primary legal support to the Office of Information Technology Services and the Cybersecurity Audit Team; serves as lead system attorney on major cybersecurity incidents and provides advice as needed to campus- and health-system based researchers, attorneys, compliance officers, research administrators, and other stakeholders on cybersecurity and technology matters; and provides legal support to UC CIOs and CISOs working on systemwide technology initiatives.
By practicing UC Legal's established Values for Principles of Community, all team members are expected to promote and maintain a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.
Recognizes strategic needs of the organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.
Advises and renders opinions to senior leaders with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.
Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus / medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with changing legal requirements.
Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of responsibility.
Provides advice and counsel on complex legal matters.
Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
Prepares cost / benefit proposals concerning areas of work to perform in-house, versus payment for an outside firm.
May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and / or represent the University in complex transactions and regulatory matters. Typically manages outside counsel budget for approved projects or engagements.
Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.
Delegates work effectively.
Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with OGC data quality protocols. Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.
Provides clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to establish strong commitment to teamwork and to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
Must have at least 5 years of experience advising one or more of the following 1.) health care organizations, 2.) higher education institutions, or 3.) government institutions on cybersecurity and other technology matters.
Experience advising clients on complex matters based on consequences with minimal supervision.
Understanding of applicable privacy, security and other laws, industry practices, and enforcement trends and strategies to manage the related risks.
Demonstrable ability to collaborate, facilitate, and strategize and work creatively.
Demonstrable interpersonal and written communication skills, including ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate and ability to discuss legal concepts with IT professionals and technical concepts with those without an IT background.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Experience dealing with significant data breaches including investigation, remediation and notification.
Experience with cybersecurity risk assessments and preparedness exercises.
Ability to research legislation and readily identify critical changes.
Skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
Interest in developing ability to mentor and coach all levels of staff; provide for succession planning in area of specialty.
J.D. from an accredited law school
Requires active membership, in good standing, in the California State Bar - REGISTERED IN-HOUSE COUNSEL STATUS IS NOT AVAILABLE TO UC ATTORNEYS. YOU MUST TAKE AND PASS THE CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM.
CIPP, CISSP or similar certification - Preferred
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this position currently works remotely but may be required to work in the Oakland office once onsite operations resume.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
UC Legal - Office of General Counsel (OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California's ten campuses, five medical centers, and National Laboratories, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. OGC's services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.
The University is one of the leading academic research organizations in the world and is a leader among universities receiving research awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. See http://research.universityofcalifornia.edu/impact/ for details.
The University's academic medical centers form an $11.4 billion healthcare organization, operating premier quaternary medical centers throughout the State; its health sciences education system is the country's largest, with more than 14,000 students enrolled in 18 health professional schools and programs; and it is among the largest recipients of NIH research support in the United States. See http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu/ for details.
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is May 25, 2021. The position will be open until filled.
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