Mid-Level Associate, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced mid-level privacy and cybersecurity associate with three (3) to six (6) years of direct experience for our growing privacy and cybersecurity practice. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in drafting privacy/security policies; editing contracts/DPAs; conducting global privacy compliance assessment/audits; product counseling, building, implementing and operating privacy and FTC consent decree compliance programs; leading M&A/financing diligence; and/or developing incident response procedures. Candidates will possess knowledge and understanding of both operational privacy and key global privacy and security regulatory and industry requirements, including U.S. State (e.g., CCPA, CPRA, VaCDPA, BIPA), federal (e.g., HIPAA, GLBA, FCRA, FACTA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, COPPA), and international (e.g., GDPR, LGPD, CSL) and industry requirements (e.g., IAB, PCI, ISO, HITRUST, NIST). Both law firm practice and/or in-house experiences will be considered. Technical background and experience with AdTech or incident response would be useful, but not essential. Superior academic credentials, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.

Fenwick & West helps companies of all sizes manage the risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of data, including business-to-business, business-to-consumer, health information, financial information, sensitive personal information, sales, clinical research, consumer and employee information. Companies rely on us to help them balance their ever-growing – and increasingly challenging – needs to comply with the growing patchwork of global and industry-specific laws and regulations while meeting their overall business objectives. Our clients span every technology and biotech industry sector and range from emerging innovators to market leaders in the social media, technology, gaming, autonomous vehicle and health care spaces. Our collaborative approach includes attorneys from our Intellectual Property, Litigation and Corporate practices.

COVID Vaccine Policy

On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine.  Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment.  Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.


Benefits and Compensation Details:

At Fenwick, we believe that our partners and employees are our most important asset. Helping you and your families achieve and maintain good health – physical, emotional, and financial – is the reason we offer a comprehensive benefit program. We provide benefits for you and your immediate family under plans such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Wellbeing.

The anticipated range for this position is:

$215,000 – $370,000
The actual base salary offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

A discretionary bonus may also be available based on performance.


Fenwick & West LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as such, conducts all employment-related activities without regard to unlawful consideration of race, religion, color, marital status, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, gender, genetic characteristics or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal employment discrimination laws. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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