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AVP, Associate Counsel Privacy

Job ID: R-024123 Date posted: 07/25/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-Remote

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

This role is focused primarily on the coverage of privacy risks inherent in the collection, use, and sharing of data. The position requires a wide breadth of privacy and contract drafting knowledge and familiarity with cybersecurity and technology. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams including technology, operations, information security and product management to develop and implement strategies and initiatives with respect to data flows. 

Must be skilled at navigating complex and nuanced privacy and data protection issues and contract negotiations in a strategic manner.


  • Support and provide sound legal advice and guidance to internal clients on a range of matters and products impacting privacy and data security.  Provide direction to mitigate risk, ensure regulatory compliance, and improve processes.

  • Assist a cross-functional internal team with review of data use cases, data feed implementation, and open banking agreements. Provide advice on legal requirements, considerations and risks with respect to privacy and cybersecurity.

  • Support other attorneys negotiating, and directly negotiate and draft as necessary, privacy and cybersecurity-related terms in commercial agreements with third parties. Collaborate with stakeholders and internal subject matter experts to develop, maintain and implement provisions and agreements focused on privacy and cybersecurity requirements.

  • Evaluate new business initiatives and processes from a privacy risk perspective.

  • Analyze and apply laws and provide legal advice regarding regulations and corporate policies related to the collection and use of data and personal information, analytics and issues associated with governance of the information life cycle.

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging information use and privacy-related legislation and regulations both foreign and domestic. Provide guidance on application of privacy regulations to offshore and nearshore vendors.

  • Develop positive cross-departmental working relationships to maintain an open environment for collaboration, risk identification and escalation. 

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • JD from a nationally accredited law school; admitted to practice law, and in good standing, in at least one jurisdiction in the U.S.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of direct experience in Privacy including implementing and overseeing privacy laws and drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.

  • The attorney must have a working of knowledge of state/federal privacy laws including GLBA. Prior experience in the financial services industry is a plus. 

  • Proficiency advising risk and compliance managers and other attorneys in the above areas, and supporting them in the development of practical operational processes that control risk and ensure compliance.

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, at all levels in the organization, in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding work environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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