Senior Counsel – Cybersecurity, Data Protection, & Privacy

at GE Aviation Systems LLC
Published January 8, 2022
Location Evendale, OH
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description Summary

The Senior Counsel – Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy provides domain expertise in the areas of information security and privacy, demonstrating accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. The position will report to the Chief Compliance Officer for the Aviation business, partner with organizations across the Company and will directly provide legal support to the Digital Technology, Cyber and Privacy teams, drive compliance initiatives and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understands the complexities and risks associated with a digital business, counsels the business on risk management, and supports the development of technology to better embed Compliance in the business.
  • Proactively defines and updates critical information security and privacy policies, procedures, and processes for the business, determining the business impact and compliance strategies for new regulations in the privacy, data protection, and security space.
  • Partners with Government Affairs and Cyber teams on legislative issues and emerging regulations to provide advocacy within industry groups and before government entities.
  • Coordinates with Aviation IP Counsel on matters relating to data protection and/or classification.
  • Advises and helps lead cyber incident response investigations in partnership with the Cyber team. 
  • Monitors compliance with relevant internal business and legal processes and policies, enforces existing rules and resolves information security questions.
  • Reviews and negotiates privacy and cybersecurity requirements related to customer and third-party contracts (e.g., data protection agreements, security terms). 
  • Advises on government contract requirements, including DFARS clauses related to cybersecurity.  Maintains and updates cybersecurity and privacy standards based upon changing business and regulatory requirements, ensuring GE’s interests are protected and risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Partners closely with Digital Technology to ensure CMMC compliance.
  • Responsible for drafting and coordinating any notifications or reports under the framework agreement, DFARS 252-204-7012, insurance reporting, customer reporting, data subject and data security
  • Leads strategic outreach with industry peers, trade associations, and government entities on law enforcement and national security matters.
  • Acts with humility, leads with transparency, and delivers with focus

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • At least 8 years of legal experience as a practicing attorney, with at least 2 of those years advising on cybersecurity and/or privacy laws and requirements.
  • Member in good standing with a State Bar.

Eligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job. 
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation.   Proof of vaccination will be required.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in-house or in government strongly preferred.
  • Proactive and defined self-starter with superior communication skills.
  • Domain expertise in international privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Innovative, forward-thinking, and results-oriented with a passion to solve complex problems in a creative and pragmatic way and to translate laws and regulations into actionable policies and procedures that enable business objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive internal and external stakeholders to a decision in a matrix corporate environment.
  • Strong collaboration skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to make decisions that have deep impact.
  • Actively embraces new ways of thinking and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No