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Senior Vice President & Counsel - Privacy, Data, and Cybersecurity

BNY Mellon
New York, USA
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Bring your ideas. Make history.
BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology. We are one of the world's top asset management and banking firms that manages trillions of dollars in assets, custody and/or administration. Known as the "bank of banks" - 97% of the world's top banks work with us as we lead and serve our customers into the new era of digital.

With over 239 years of rich history and industry firsts, BNY Mellon has been built upon our proven ability to evolve, lead, and drive new ideas at every turn. Today, we're approximately 50,000 employees across 35 countries with a culture that empowers you to grow, take risks, experiment and be yourself. This is what #LifeAtBNYMellon is all about.

We're seeking a future team member for the role of Senior Vice President & Counsel - Privacy, Data, and Cybersecurtity to join BNY Mellon's innovative Data, Intellectual Property, Technology & Innovation ("DITI") legal team. This role is located in Pittsburgh; New York; or Lake Mary/Orlando, FL. (In office 3 days per week)

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:
  • Acting as lead legal advisor to our Global Privacy Office, Privacy Compliance, and business teams in North America, and occasionally Europe, to deliver risk-mitigation strategies and implementation guidance on changing global privacy regulations.
  • Providing cyber and privacy-related legal advice concerning business transactions, including negotiating, reviewing, and drafting complex security and data agreements with sophisticated clients, third party vendors, and business partners.
  • Advising on data use, sharing, and governance matters as related to the development of new products and tools.
  • Contributing to develop the Bank's enterprise-wide best practices for incident response readiness and advising on incident response-proactive and reactive-whether privacy or cybersecurity related.
  • Developing training programs, tools, and playbooks for internal stakeholders on privacy, cybersecurity, and data provisions in vendor and client agreements.
  • Performing legal research and managing outside counsel on providing legal advice.

To be successful in this role, we're seeking the following:
  • Experience supporting global projects and working with cross-functional stakeholders to drive alignment and to provide commercially-minded and risk-weighted legal advice.
  • Strong working knowledge of global privacy laws and willingness to remain up to date on privacy laws globally.
  • Experience with privacy and/or cybersecurity incident response. Strong working knowledge of cybersecurity laws and practices, ideally in financial services or another critical infrastructure sector.
  • Must be articulate, organized, and comfortable managing multiple matters simultaneously involving varied legal issues. Appetite for learning is also critical.
  • Some AI experience preferred, but not required.
  • JD or equivalent degree required with 5+ years' relevant experience preferred. In-house experience a bonus.

At BNY Mellon, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here's a few of our awards:
  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies & Top 20 for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bloomberg's Gender Equality Index (GEI)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 100% score Corporate Equality Index
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion , Disability: IN - 100% score
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company
  • CDP's Climate Change 'A List'
  • Forbes Blockchain 50

Our Benefits:

BNY Mellon offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life's journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves that can support you and your family through moments that matter.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

BNY Mellon assesses market data to ensure a competitive compensation package for our employees. The base salary for this position is expected to be between $158,000 and $205,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base salary if hired will be determined on an individualized basis, including as to experience and market location, and is only part of the BNYM total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, short and long-term incentive packages, and Company-sponsored benefit programs.

This position is at-will and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, change in geographic location, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

EEO Statement:

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

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