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Assistant General Counsel, Data Protection

Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, California
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April 10, 2023
Levi Strauss & Co.
San Francisco, California

Job Purpose: Levi Strauss & Co. is seeking a strong privacy partner to join our global privacy team and focus on growing our privacy-aware culture, maturing our global Privacy Program, and serving as a privacy subject matter expert with particular focus on HR, marketing, and e-commerce.

This a hybrid on-site/remote role that can be based anywhere in the United States with a preference for the San Francisco Bay Area. Some travel will be required based on need.

Critical Results:

Supporting the Business
: Providing proactive, solution-focused legal advice emphasizing a high standard of care for personal data

  • Maintaining contract templates and playbooks to address changes in law or business practices, providing training and support to the legal team on strategic agreements

  • Engaging as an agile partner to business teams, identifying and helping to resolve potential privacy risks inherent in new initiatives, including through Privacy Impact Assessments

  • Benchmarking areas of risk, best practices, and trends in the retail sector

  • Developing deep expertise in one or more essential business functions, becomes a go-to expert

  • Actively building a privacy-aware culture by developing relationships in the business

Growing the Function
: Continually improving the global Privacy Program consistent with strategic objectives, evolving laws, and the LS&Co. values

  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining global policies, procedures, and ways of working

  • Driving for continuous improvement through periodic risk assessments and compliance reviews

Maintaining Compliance
: Monitoring and implementing new legislative requirements or changes necessitated by enforcement or guidance

  • Maintaining current, comprehensive knowledge of data protection laws and regulations

  • Monitoring for new or modified data protection legislation in the Americas and other locations as assigned, with particular focus on California and U.S. Federal developments

  • Designing and delivering against project and readiness plans to implement legislative requirements



  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school

  • Active licensed attorney in good standing in the State of California (including registered in-house counsel, other states considered)

  • Working knowledge of global data privacy laws and regulations, i.e., CCPA, HIPAA, PIPEDA, LGPD, GDPR, etc.

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • A minimum of 6 years of privacy legal experience in a multi-national environment, at least 3 years of in-house experience, preferably in consumer goods sector

  • Experienced in working with a global team and in a hybrid environment

  • Pro-bono or community/volunteer engagement a plus

Functional Competencies:

  • Detail oriented and commitment to high quality work product; acts with integrity and courage

  • Demonstrated ability to drive objectives against deadlines amidst changing business requirements

  • Communicates with confidence and clarity, simplifies complex legal concepts, established presentation skills

  • Effectively works alone or in teams, seeks input from diverse stakeholders

  • Intellectually curious, confident in dealing with issues outside current experience

  • Fundamental understanding of essential technology (experience with privacy platforms such as One Trust desired)

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets


San Francisco, CA, USA


Full time

Current LS&Co Employees, apply via your Workday account.

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