Privacy Counsel

San Francisco, CA

Our legal team works cross-functionally to help achieve Asana’s ambitious mission of enabling the world’s teams to work together effortlessly. We’re a collaborative group responsible for supporting all teams throughout the organization to ensure they have the resources they need to be successful while likewise supporting Asana’s core values and interests. We run ideas past each other, we problem-solve together, we partner with other groups to navigate them through challenging issues, and we’re growing. 


Specifically, we’re looking for a privacy counsel to join our legal team. This role requires someone with a passion for global privacy laws.  This is a great opportunity to work closely with other business and technical stakeholders to further build out Asana’s Privacy Team and help scale a global privacy program in a mission-driven company. We are looking for a team player who brings a thoughtful, pragmatic mindset to solving problems. This role reports to Asana’s Data Protection Officer who leads the privacy team.


What you’ll achieve

  • Providing clear and practical advice to the various teams throughout Asana on the implication of privacy laws, and how to effectively comply with them by taking on a privacy-by-design mindset
  • Support privacy counsels on larger privacy projects and initiatives (like keeping DPAs up-to-date and supporting our Commercial team with negotiations of DPAs)
  • Support cross-functional privacy initiatives involving the Security, Marketing, IT, People, and Sales teams
  • Keep up to date with new privacy regulations and regimes, including but not limited to GDPR, LGPD, HIPAA, and CCPA
  • Conduct DPIAs and privacy assessments on product features and internal data processing activities and partner closely with our Product team to review new product features 
  • Be an ambassador and evangelist for privacy at Asana by delivering training and building out documentation and other programming
  • Help Asana grow globally by supporting global privacy initiatives


About you

  • JD from an accredited law school and U.S-qualified (California bar membership or California registered in-house counsel preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience working in privacy either in-house at a technology company and/or at a law firm counseling companies on privacy issues
  • You love privacy-related work and view protecting privacy rights not as a compliance obligation, but as the right thing to do
  • Knowledge of GDPR, CCPA, and familiarity with other global privacy laws.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work cross-functionally with non-lawyers across the company to build out and managing frameworks and processes
  • Excellent legal and business judgment with the ability both to assess and communicate risks to business partners in clear, actionable fashion to facilitate compliance programs that grow with the business
  • CIPP preferred, but not required

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