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Legal Counsel - Privacy & Regulatory

 

Legal Counsel - Privacy & Regulatory

  • JR-124945
  • Toronto
  • Redwood City
  • Denver
  • Tampa
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Frisco
  • Ashburn
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel - Privacy & Regulatory

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: Our global legal team may span 6 continents, but we are One Legal – a cohesive global team, working together across borders in support of shared strategic objectives. We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal – with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way. We look forward to coming to work each day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first” culture we have created.

We pride ourselves on being valued business partners who are responsive, consistent and proactive. We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in execution.  Equinix’s consistent growth trajectory, which has continued even in the face of global macroeconomic uncertainty, keeps us on our toes and constantly learning.  Strong relationships with our internal clients, fueled by our solution-driven orientation and creative, practical advice get us invited to the table early and often and lead to interesting and rewarding work directly in support of Equinix’s corporate strategy.

The One Legal team at Equinix seeks a Legal Counsel, Privacy & Regulatory to lead our privacy and regulatory compliance efforts in the US and the Americas.  This role can be based in Tampa, Ashburn, Denver, Dallas, Toronto or our Redwood City, California headquarters.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in and advise on the impact of privacy, telecommunications and other select laws and regulations as they apply to our business in the US and Canada and, in coordination with local teams, the remainder of the Americas region (currently Mexico, Colombia and Brazil).
  • Work closely with product development teams to understand telecommunications and other potential regulatory implications of new products and services across the Americas.
  • Help develop and deliver privacy and other regulatory related trainings.
  • Collaborate with other regulatory and compliance teams globally within Equinix to coordinate for an overall regional regulatory guidance framework for the Americas businesses consistent with the Equinix’s global regulatory framework.
  • Be sensitive to and stay updated on the Americas regulatory landscape and emerging regulatory policies and trends.
  • Maintain regulatory database and ensure clear and concise regulatory updates to business and legal stakeholders.
  • Manage external lawyers across the Americas when necessary or local law input is required to provide legal support for the business activities.
  • Navigate competing workflows, set appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results within agreed timelines.
  • Think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems, including making and articulating determinations regarding risks and benefits.
  • Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying Equinix’s enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and desire to work on challenging and new projects to support a lean and highly efficient legal team.
  • Willingness to develop new areas of expertise and solve a wide variety of problems both within and outside of your comfort zone.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Membership in good standing of any US or Canadian bar organization.
  • 4+ years of relevant law firm or in-house experience with at least 2 years of focus on advising internet, managed services, social media or technology companies on: compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and telecommunications and other regulatory implications of existing and new product and service offerings.
  • Demonstrated tech savvy with an ability to understand Equinix’s current and planned future product and service offerings at a level sufficient to interface with experts and analyze regulatory implications.
  • Strong communication, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a demanding workload.
  • Bonus points for:
  • Familiarity with data centers and the colocation, managed services or telecommunications industries.
  • Experience in any of the following areas: power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, data protection and data localization laws.
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse and global company.

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more. 

In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for Colorado for this role is $134,000 – $187,000 per year with 25% bonus target. 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office. 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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