Discover. A brighter future.
With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.Job Description
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.
Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.
At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.
Under the direction of a Vice President, the Director and Sr. Counsel- Security and Privacy operates as the subject matter expert for security and privacy (including cybersecurity) law and governance issues within the legal organization.
This role handles complex legal matters and projects including providing legal advice, direction and training to assigned in-house business partners, supporting a risk-aware culture and ensuring effective risk management practices in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies. The Director and Sr. Counsel is responsible for identifying, assessing and communicating legal and relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices relevant to the Company and its businesses, manages assigned resources and budgets, including outside counsel spend. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business units risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements
Works closely with business clients and other coverage attorneys to understand business operations and objectives, in order to provide comprehensive, proactive and timely advice on legal and regulatory requirements and business transactions and initiatives applicable to security (including cybersecurity) and privacy matters.
Partner with business and compliance professionals to develop strategic solutions that address security and privacy legal requirements and risks, including with respect to:
New products and initiatives
Disclosures and Marketing
Policies, procedures and training
Provides strong timely advisory support for security incident matters.
Exercises prudent discretion and decision-making skills by advising business clients on strategic and complex issues and requirements applicable to assigned role (e.g., other Legal Counsel, Risk, Government Relations, Exam Management), such as on new initiatives, business process reviews, compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, contract review and analysis, training, corrective actions, risk and issues raised in governance committees.
Manages and develops teams, outside counsel and other experts as assigned and required by role at management’s discretion, to achieve Legal’s Mission and Discover’s business objectives.
Identifies, assesses, communicates, and provides oversight and strategic guidance on new or proposed legal and regulatory requirements, emerging legal and regulatory risks and trends.
Support company engagement with government, industry, and consumer groups on privacy issues.
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school required
8+ years of experience in consumer financial services (including credit card, mortgage, student loans and deposit products) and security law or related
2+ year of people management experience
4+ years of experience as a data protection lawyer in consumer financial services or technology gained at a financial institution, regulatory agency or law firm.
Strong knowledge of GLBA, Reg. P, CCPA, FCRA (Reg. V), GDPR, and applicable data protection state laws and regulations
Business-oriented professional with solid analytic skills and a proven ability to handle multiple complex matters simultaneously.
Ability to plan and implement changes impacting the business as a result of emerging security/privacy laws
Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and foster relationships
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization including senior management and regulators.
Experience driving, prioritizing, and effectively managing cross-functional initiatives, and an ability to both work independently and with large multi-stakeholder teams
CIPP/US certification a plus
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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.