Global IT Counsel

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 52521 

Location: Los Angeles


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


Position Information

Capital Group is seeking an attorney who is a self-starter to join its team and be energized by the opportunity to work on global IT and cyber matters. 


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

The Counsel will be responsible for achieving the following goals:

  • Advise on information technology, outsourcing and/or privacy and data protection matters (e.g., preparing privacy policies, reviewing social media terms), transactional (negotiating sourcing, shared services, or information technology agreements), and/or crisis management (responding to a data security incident or a government inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission or State Attorneys General). Monitor legal risks related to IT activities, processes and projects, and provide guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
  • Experience with international copyright, privacy, on-line advertising and other digital legal issues.
  • Advise on compliance with regulatory requirements relating to IT activities (e.g., records retention, cyber, and privacy).
  • Advise supply chain and enterprise business services leadership on strategic and operational issues relating to suppliers, including the negotiation, and drafting of complex supplier agreements.
  • Partner with internal clients, participate in governance committees and attend business meetings.


Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have at least 7 years of experience at a top ranked law firm and/or in-house.  The successful candidate will have exceptional academic credentials, including a law degree, and admittance to the California bar.

  • Asset management, banking or financial services experience preferred.

  • IT and supply chain experience.

  • Cyber and privacy law experience.

  • Experience with RFI's for major technology vendors.

  • Current bar membership.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational and strategic thinking skills.

  • Ability to balance legal risks with business objectives and solutions. 


Personal Characteristics 

  • Keen intellect and a quick study; a self-starter but with the ability to work effectively as part of a team; excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment.
  • Someone who is consultative in their approach.
  • Active listening skills including the ability to hear the concerns of senior managers and business leaders in terms of the legal service they require to achieve the goals of the business.
  • Thrives in a collegial and cohesive team environment.

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