Legal & Compliance - Data Science and Privacy Attorney, Associate
The Blackstone Group
Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $881 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. The Blackstone Legal & Compliance department seeks a mid-level attorney to support Blackstone's privacy, data protection and security and information risk management programs, and to address regulatory and legal issues arising from Blackstone's development of data repositories and its business use and acquisition of market and alternative data. The role will focus on assisting existing team members across multiple business groups and supporting privacy and data protection compliance programs associated with enterprise corporate compliance. Primary job responsibilities include: The Data Science Associate will work on a wide range of legal and compliance matters within the data policy and strategy team, particularly in relation to the firm's acquisition and use of data assets and technology and data platforms. Primarily job responsibilities include: * Provide broad support for the market data, alternative data and technology and data platform acquisition teams, consistent with applicable laws and regulations (with particular focus on the U.S., U.K, and European Union) * Review data licensing terms, due diligence responses, licenses, contracts, and other submissions and reporting documents from a legal, regulatory and compliance perspective * Assist in maintaining compliance policies, processes and standards, including maintenance of data acquisition, use and distribution compliance programs and data inventories * Assist in assessing current and future applicable legal and compliance developments and communicating these updates to legal, compliance and business personnel * Preparing and conducting training regarding legal and compliance issues related to privacy, data protection, information governance and data acquisition, use and distribution. * Work collaboratively and productively with lawyers, compliance professionals and business professionals within Blackstone and externally to achieve successful outcomes * Help ensure compliance with global data privacy, data acquisition, information risk management and data security laws and regulations and firm policies * Provide support for the review, preparation and adherence to third-party agreements and engagement letters * Review anonymization, pseudonymization and aggregation proposals and practices, as well as data science models and internally developed products to ensure compliance with firm-wide policies and practices, and evolving legal and regulatory requirements * Assist with other day-to-day legal and compliance matters and processes as needed Qualifications: Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The successful candidate should have: * An attorney with 2+ years of experience at a law firm and/or as a compliance professional * Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment related to a growing and global business; * Knowledge of global data privacy regimes including GDPR, CCPA, GLBA, FCRA, global legal and regulatory data transfer mechanisms and data de-identification and pseudonymization techniques; * Understanding of trademark and copyright law as applied to data acquisition and use is desired; * Understanding of cloud technology, SaaS environments, big data, and legal, regulatory and ethical aspects associated with algorithmic decision-making and machine learning; * Critical attention to detail and analytical skills; * Strong drafting and organizational skills; * Ability to communicate confidently and effectively; * Ability to work independently while remaining a strong team player; * Intelligent and ability to understand difficult, complex compliance and business issues; and * High initiative, creativity and drive. Competencies: The candidate should demonstrate the following personal competencies: * Strong technical skills, and ability to understand difficult, complex compliance and business problems. * The ability to work with colleagues to devise pragmatic and creative solutions * Prioritization, perspective and focus on critical tasks that add value * Excellent organizational skills and follow-through * Highly effective oral and written communication, including clear drafting * Outstanding record of academic achievement and professional accomplishment * Strong judgment and the ability to engender trust The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion. 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