Sr Counsel, Data Privacy - Hartford - job 636418

3M Companies

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Hartford, Connecticut

Employment type: Full-time

Job Description:


Sr Counsel, Data Privacy


Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World


Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.


"For more than 30 years at 3M, I've seen firsthand how it's a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we're making around the world" – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M


This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.


The Impact You'll Make in this Role




  • The Counsel, Data Privacy will be responsible for privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity legal issues, regulatory filings, training programs, third-party assessments, risk management strategies, vendor contracting, and legal compliance with data protection laws and regulations.




  • The Counsel, Data Privacy will provide legal counsel and guidance on a wide variety of data protection and privacy legal matters which arise from the operation of a large, complex, geographically dispersed and technology-driven organization.




  • Provide legal advice and guidance on data privacy topics to 3M's senior leaders, managers and other internal colleagues and clients in the United States and globally (for global projects involving United States) to confirm that current and proposed activities, policies, business practices and transactions comply with relevant data privacy laws and regulations.




  • Carry out the direction and strategy for 3M's Global Privacy Program, including providing guidance on applicable privacy laws and regulations, implementation of the program, including company policies and processes covering the privacy and security of personally identifiable information in accordance with global, federal, state and local laws.




  • Work with the Global Privacy Officer, ensuring the company's compliance with the HIPAA and its implementing regulations, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), data protection laws and regulations outside of the EU, Federal Trade Commission guidance, and U.S. state privacy and information security laws and regulations.



  • Lead 3M's HIPAA/state medical privacy compliance initiatives with respect to the handling of protected health information ("PHI") as well as medical information not subject to HIPAA, so expert knowledge of HIPAA/state medical privacy laws is essential. Candidates with in-house experience creating and leading a privacy program at a healthcare technology company, healthcare system, or a related industry are strongly encouraged to apply.


Your Skills and Expertise


To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:




  • Juris Doctor degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited law school and member of a United States bar in good standing




  • Seven (7) years in data privacy law in a private, public, non-profit, government or military environment



  • Certification from relevant professional organizations, such as the International Association of Privacy Professionals


Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:




  • Working experience in an AmLaw 100 firm and/or Fortune 500 environment in an attorney role is strongly preferred.




  • Significant knowledge of and experience with HIPAA, HITECH, CCPA and other U.S. state and federal privacy laws.




  • Familiarity with health care relevant legislation and standards for the protection of health information and patient privacy.




  • Possesses knowledge of business processes within diverse industries, including, product development and approval, manufacturing, marketing and selling.




  • Understands public policy and healthcare industry developments, the legislative and liability implications of business decisions.




  • Advanced understanding of global privacy trends, best practices and legal and regulatory requirements, including GDPR




  • Ability to form solid assumptions and formulate decisions and recommendations from diverse facts and information



  • Extensive familiarity with health care relevant legislation and standards for the protection of health information and patient privacy


Travel: May include up to 25% domestic and international


Relocation Assistance: May be authorized


Location: Maplewood, MN and may consider remote U.S. work location


Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Supporting Your Well-being


3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.


Resources for You


For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.


Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.


Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.


3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.


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