We are a growing law firm with a wealth of high-tech clients and we are seeking an experienced attorney with law enforcement or prosecution experience, as well as prior law firm or in-house experience, to join our ranks. This position requires a highly motivated, forward-thinking individual with the ability to work collaboratively as a team in a fast-paced legal environment. The applicant should be an excellent writer and oral advocate and be able to manage client matters with little supervision. The attorney will regularly assist internet service providers and application providers in handling requests for user data from third parties, including law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and civil litigants on a global basis.
And, of course, the ideal candidate will be fun to work with and be adept at building client relationships. This is not BigLaw – we are looking for others who share our creative and efficient team-oriented approach to clients’ needs in the fast-growing field of internet law.
Essential Job Functions
The ideal candidate is an experienced attorney with at least 8 years of experience, preferably with a law enforcement or prosecutorial background, and detailed familiarity with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, FISA and CALEA. Security clearance is also preferred, but not required.
The attorney will work with our ECPA/surveillance team to help clients create and implement consistent policies, review individual legal process, interface with law enforcement and handle disputes with law enforcement and third parties on behalf of clients, including briefing ECPA and surveillance issues in various types of civil and criminal litigation. The attorney will also assist clients with
- Managing compliance-related litigation involving motions to compel, motions to quash, and motions for protective orders.
- Coordinating with clients on privacy, security, customer service, tool development, public policy, and policy development
- Developing and ensuring consistent implementation of global and U.S. law enforcement compliance principles, policies, and procedures that allow clients to properly address applicable laws including surveillance laws, blocking statutes, and data retention.
- Representing clients before key external constituencies including law enforcement entities, other government agencies, congressional bodies, and other industry lead groups.
- Creating transparency reports and auditing compliance files.
This is some of the core work of our firm, and, as a result, the applicant must be a strong team player. The position can be located in Washington, D.C., New York, or San Francisco.
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.