Director & Senior Counsel – Enterprise Legal Solutions (Privacy)
Major, Lindsey & Africa
September 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
7-10 years experience
Discover Financial Services, Inc. (“Discover” or “Company”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a Director & Senior Counsel – Enterprise Legal Solutions (Privacy) (“Director”), to be located in Riverwoods, Illinois. Discover is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please submit your resume to the recruiter managing this search by submitting your resume to DiscoverDirector2018@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: The Director will serve as lead privacy counsel for the enterprise as part of a multidisciplinary team of legal subject matter experts in the Enterprise Legal Solutions practice group. This team provides centralized coverage in key areas of law that affect multiple lines of business and is dedicated to facilitating the achievement of business objectives in a legally compliant manner through strong, value driven and timely legal advisory support. As Discover’s lead privacy attorney, the Director will serve as a subject matter expert on consumer financial services privacy legal issues, and will be responsible for advising internal business partners, product advisory attorneys and Corporate Compliance to ensure compliance with federal state and international privacy laws and regulations.
Company: Discover Financial Services, Inc. is a Fortune 300 company. It was listed as #263 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list. Discover is an American financial services company that owns and operates Discover Bank, which offers credit cards as well as checking and savings accounts. It also owns and operates the Discover and Pulse networks, and owns Diners Club International. Discover Card is the third largest credit card brand in the United states, with nearly 50 million cardholders. Discover is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Riverwoods, Illinois.
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus commensurate with experience.
Experience: The successful candidate will have approximately 7-10 years of relevant legal experience, including at least five years of consumer financial services legal advisory experience gained while employed at a financial institution, regulatory agency or law firm advising on privacy, data protection, technology, and vendor management.
Location: Riverwoods, IL
Relocations: Yes, this is a national search
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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