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Contracts Counsel

  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich


  • Qualification as a German lawyer 
  • 2 years of professional experience in a law firm, in-house legal department or organization with data protection focus
  • 2 years of experience with European privacy and data risk management contracting and negotiation including knowledge of European data protection law and regulation; familiarity with recent developments (e.g. Schrems II decision)
  • Ability to translate complex legal, regulatory and policy requirements into pragmatic, business-oriented guidance and deliverables
  • Additional practical, operational experience in data risk management, compliance (including GDPR compliance), cybersecurity and data governance (as a lawyer or non-lawyer) will be taken into consideration
  • Privacy and data risk management credentials are preferred (e.g. CIPP-E or equivalent)
  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to apply business and risk judgment on tight schedules
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle high volume of work efficiently, recognize priorities, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision in a decentralized, challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Clear and effective writing and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and German

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Dusseldorf, Frankfurt or Munich office as part of our Global Data Privacy team. If you are based in other locations in Europe, you will be considered if your experience, background, language skills and fit are appropriate.
The Global Data Privacy team plays an important role within McKinsey, and the work is diverse, interesting and challenging. While working closely with McKinsey's global privacy officer, European data protection officer, other privacy team members, members of the legal department and McKinsey’s leaders and client service teams, you will help shape McKinsey’s global approach to privacy and data risk management including playing a key role in developing and maintaining the privacy program’s strategic, compliance and governance activities. 
As a member of the Global Data Privacy Team, you will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the legal department and also with colleagues across McKinsey including those in cybersecurity, information technology, recruiting, human resources, finance and client relationship management. You will keep abreast of key developments in privacy law, regulation, technology and best practices in Europe and other regions, and provide direction as well as day-to-day operational support for McKinsey’s business activities.   

What You'll Do

You will provide privacy and data risk management support to colleagues in the legal department and to McKinsey’s client service teams in connection with complex privacy and data contracts and related negotiations. 
You will also actively support McKinsey’s client-facing lines of business including consulting teams as one of McKinsey’s privacy subject matter experts. In this role, your specific responsibilities will include reviewing and negotiating contracts with clients, collaborators and vendors. You will also serve as a source of practical, operational privacy and data risk management guidance for colleagues across McKinsey globally. 
Additionally, you will assist in the creation and review of privacy program governance and operational documentation (e.g. policies, guidelines, templates, and FAQs), including, for example, Schrems II-related materials. Lastly, you will participate in complex and/or cross-functional privacy projects as required, developing privacy risk management resources and participating in training and awareness activities.
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