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Privacy Associate (Atlanta GA; Menlo Park CA)

Kilpatrick Townsen

Privacy Associate (Atlanta GA; Menlo Park CA)

January 22, 2024
Location: Atlanta, Silicon Valley (Menlo Park)
Practice: (TTGDP) Technology Transactions & Global Data Privacy

Kilpatrick’s Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity Team is seeking an associate with at least two years of privacy experience. The position will be based in our Atlanta office although we will also consider candidates for our Silicon Valley (Menlo Park) office.  The ideal candidate will have experience in counseling clients regarding their most critical data issues arising under US and EU privacy/ data protection laws. We are looking for a thinker with a collaborative mindset and impeccable attention to detail.


  • Collaborate with other associates as needed to develop client-ready deliverables.
  • Engage with clients to understand their business objectives and provide actionable legal advice.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate privacy-related contracts, agreements, and policies.
  • Stay abreast of changes in privacy laws and regulations, both domestically and internationally.
  • Assess the impact of legal developments on clients and provide guidance on maintaining compliance.
  • Conduct comprehensive privacy compliance/risk assessments for clients, identifying potential areas of vulnerability.
  • Develop and assist clients with the implementation of strategies to mitigate privacy risks and ensure data protection.
  • Develop and oversee data breach response plans, including advising clients on notification requirements and coordinating with relevant authorities.
  • Provide proactive and strategic legal advice to address privacy issues and promote best practices.
  • Act as a thought leader on emerging privacy trends (including AI) and contribute to legal publications and presentations.

Qualifications and Preferred Skills

  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the bar in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • In-depth knowledge of global privacy laws, including GDPR, CCPA, and other state privacy laws.
  • Strong analytical skills, good writing skills and excellent client service
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • IAPP certification is preferred (CIPP, CIPT or CIPM)
  • Strong drafting skills, including, e.g., experience drafting cloud/SaaS agreements, software licensing agreements, website policies and other technology agreements
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies (including AI) and their privacy implications
  • Experience working with clients across a variety of industries and sectors, such as technology, healthcare, finance, etc.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced legal environment

(Salary range: $225,000 – $280,000)

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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