Assistant General Counsel - Privacy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
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As a core part of the Corporate Compliance Department, MSK's Privacy team is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our patients' information and to promoting the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all we do. We work closely with our colleagues across departments to help MSK achieve its overall mission of conquering cancer.
We seek an Assistant General Counsel and Institutional Compliance Manager who has broad experience in advising business teams on privacy law and policy, supporting institutional strategic initiatives, day to day business operations, and research matters.
- Advise business teams across MSK on key legal questions related to privacy by developing a strong understanding of the business areas, performing thorough legal research as needed, and communicating timely and effective advice.
- Serve as a key resource to administrative, clinical and research staff on privacy-related policies and regulations, and proactively identify and address issues that may impact compliance with the law and MSK policy.
- Provide subject-matter expertise and guidance to other members of the Compliance team in their management of privacy-related inquiries from MSK patients and staff.
- Collaborate with departments across MSK, including colleagues from the Information Security, Clinical Research Administration, IRB, Regulatory, DigITs, and Hospital Operations teams to develop and enhance policies governing MSK's use of personal data (PHI, PII), including requirements for de-identification.
- Stay abreast of new domestic and global privacy and data protection requirements and assess their impact on existing operations.
- A seasoned privacy professional with an established track record of translating regulatory requirements into practical and impactful elements while supporting business strategy.
- A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
- Highly analytical and possess excellent problem-solving abilities and superior communication skills.
- Capable of maneuvering through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
- A Juris Doctorate (JD) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience at a law firm or as part of an in-house legal or compliance team advising clients on privacy law.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA and state privacy laws related to health information.
- Experience with GDPR and other domestic and global privacy frameworks strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with regulatory requirements for human subjects research, and experience advising clients on digital consumer privacy (including, e.g., TCPA, CAN-SPAM, etc.), a plus.
- New York State Bar Admission, or the ability to be licensed within a year.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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