Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Attorney (LA, NYC or Remote)

| Greater LA Area
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and we won’t just offer guidance - we’ll help you make it happen.
We‘re an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors, and with over 4 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We’re on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people with a beautifully designed, simple product, and we’re looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.
About the role
Albert is looking for a Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Attorney who will help ensure the company’s compliance with privacy, data protection, and information security laws and regulations, all while using a risk-based and practical approach. The Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Attorney will work closely with multiple teams across the company to further develop our policies and strategy for privacy and cybersecurity as we continue to experience rapid growth. 

Things you're good at

  • You’re adept at identifying data privacy and security issues in financial services and technology environments, translating complex legal frameworks concisely into plain English, and crafting practical solutions to meet the company’s legal, regulatory, and contractual obligations. 
  • Drafting, implementing, and evangelizing data privacy and information security policies and procedures tailored to a company’s risk profile and overall corporate strategy is second nature to you. 
  • You’re intimately familiar with all major federal and state data privacy and information security laws and remain current with legal, industry, and practice area developments.
  • You have excellent judgment, strong analytical skills, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing to business clients. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure Albert’s mobile app, website, and data handling and storage practices comply with all federal and state data privacy and information security laws applicable to Albert’s business. 
  • Advise Albert’s management team on data privacy and cybersecurity laws while helping to enable the development and execution of data-driven business initiatives. 
  • Provide legal guidance on the company’s data privacy and security programs and support their implementation and maintenance. 
  • Advise on data privacy and information security legal requirements for the company’s vendor management program, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating data privacy and security provisions in agreements with service providers and business partners. 
  • Monitor, research, and evaluate state and federal regulatory developments, as well as other risk factors affecting Albert’s business and operations. 
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the company’s product offerings and overall business objectives.
  • Respond to regulatory and customer inquiries related to privacy and information security in coordination with legal, compliance, and business team colleagues.
  • Support the company’s incident response program, including investigating potential incidents, identifying applicable legal obligations, and managing the company’s notification of and response communications to confirmed data security incidents.
  • Develop and update data privacy and information security-related templates (e.g., contract language, consents, privacy notices, policies), and provide counsel on the use of these templates. 
  • Monitor and advise the company’s leadership on the potential business impact of new, pending, or proposed federal and state legislation, rules, and regulations, as well as industry developments and trends related to privacy, information security, and data governance that may affect the company and its operations.
  • Advise on compliance best practices with regard to applicable federal and state data protection laws, including business data analytics, data retention, data use/sharing, data security, and data breach response. 
  • Drive awareness within the company around privacy and data security issues, including developing and delivering training on relevant privacy, data security, and data governance-related matters. 

Requirements

  • A JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an active bar license in good standing.
  • 8+ years of experience in data privacy and cybersecurity at a major law firm or in-house with financial services or technology companies.
  • Strong working knowledge of US data privacy and cybersecurity laws, including CCPA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. 
  • One or more of the following certifications is a plus: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), or other relevant certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 
  • Experience advising multiple stakeholders and teams across an organization, including Product, Growth, Engineering, Compliance, IT/Information Security, and HR. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision. 
  • Experience with data privacy impact assessments, risk assessments, and data mapping. 
  • Ability to manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues in an ever-evolving and fast-paced startup environment.
  • Experience in responding to regulatory inquiries involving data privacy and data security matters is a plus. 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • 401k match
  • Health, vision and dental insurance 
  • Free lunch

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Location

Our office is located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As we add more features to our app (The Post & Instant most recently), we are starting to see exciting scalability and organizational challenges. As we're experimenting with different architecture and coding patterns, we are working towards reducing our build times and unifying coding patterns across the team.

Ergin

Mobile Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

At Albert, we believe that everyone, regardless of income or net worth, should have access to financial wellness. Simplicity, empathy, and wellness are the core values that not only guide our mission, but the way we care for our team.

We make sure our employees and their families are taken care of with virtually free, premium quality health, dental, and vision insurance. We promote a solid work-life balance by offering generous PTO, paid holidays, and monthly company events. Since we take long-term financial wellness seriously, employees at Albert are able to sign up for our 401(k) plan, with company matching, on their very first day.

Aside from our basic suite of benefits, we believe in providing a great work place for our employees. Our office is situated in Culver City's well-known Hayden Tract, within walking distance of the Expo line, retail and many restaurants. Other perks include a pet-friendly office, free lunch, a fully stocked kitchen complete with snacks and a rotating selection of beer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Albert's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Albert's team fitness initiatives include In-office and/or Remote yoga, mediation, and fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $20 stipend for each day you work to be used at your discretion.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Albert's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Albert offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite & Remote training courses.
Cross functional training encouraged
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