Associate Counsel (Data Privacy Agreements team)
Syneos Health
Liber, del, Avda, BuenosAires, ARG, Argentina
hace 3 días


Syneos Health is looking for a talented, commercial minded attorney with strong transactional skills to work on our global legal team.

The Data Privacy Counsel will negotiate clinical customer and vendor contracts focused on Data Privacy matters. This is a highly commercial role that requires sound judgement and interfacing with a number of internal and external constituents.


Work with a global team of contracts attorneys / professionals.

Provide practical / legal advice on matters related to data privacy and security.

Support the negotiation of customer and vendor data processing and data sharing agreements.

Support customer and vendor audits and regulatory inspections as required.

Develop standard form contracts, contracting processes, and policies on legal issues affecting Company’s business units.

Provide training and education to the Company’s business units regarding, best practices, and risk mitigation.

Support internal legal team regarding corporate due diligence.

Provide pragmatic day-to-day and strategic advice to minimize risks while advancing business goals and initiatives.

Guide the business on the appropriate management of risks and issues. Suggest risk mitigation solutions.

Support the business with managing customer and vendor data privacy issues.

Must be able to work under tight deadlines and interact with lawyers and business teams globally.

Perform other work-related duties as assigned. Travel may be required (up to 25%).

Critical Success Factors

Judgment : Demonstrates expertise and sound judgment, understands how assigned responsibilities support Syneos Health’s business objectives, and is able to provide practical, risk-balanced advice based upon a thorough understanding of the scope of an issue, taking full advantage of internal networks and external intelligence.

Ability to promote company objectives while also applying the law with the highest ethical standards.

Collaboration : Works with others to gain a firm understanding of available legal, functional, and business resources, integrates information from a number of sources, capably navigates a matrixed environment and works well in a team in order to achieve optimal business results.

Anticipation : Anticipates changes in law, enforcement, and / or business objectives, develops contingency plans, and adapts approach as necessary to manage risks effectively and mitigate issues before they arise.

Influencing Skills : Builds strong relationships with business partners to tactfully influence and gain their support to drive desired outcomes.

Represents Syneos Health externally to customers, suppliers, and competitors. Resolves or avoids legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise.


What we’re looking for :

  • Completion of law school with a J.D. or L.L.B. degree and / or relevant industry certifications (e.g. CIPM, CIPP / E, CIPP / US) preferred.
  • 3+ years of progressively responsible and relevant transactional experience in private practice or in-house capacity (or a combination thereof), with a stong understanding of data privacy laws and standards (e.
  • g. GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, ) and related transactional requirements (e.g., data acquisition / collection, usage, transfer, processing, etc.

    preferably in connection with life sciences or clinical research. In-house experience at a global clinical research organization, pharmaceutical or biotech company is preferred.

  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk, and provide concise, plain English, business-focused legal advice.
  • Solid understanding of state-of-the-art technological and organizational security measures.
  • Strong negotiation skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with clinical research organizations and / or pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk, and provide business-focused advice.
  • Experience handling multiple projects in fast-paced environment, with a high degree of client service orientation, and performing successfully in cross-functional teams.
  • Able to independently handle complex matters with minimal supervision. Understands when to escalate issues to senior management for awareness or decision.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication and organizational skills.
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