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Associate General Counsel, Privacy

United States, NY, New York

Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.

Your Mission:

This is an opportunity to join a tight-knit, dynamic legal department and a growing privacy team at a high-growth, high-impact life sciences company. Our Privacy team works with all groups across Medidata, especially Information Security and Global Compliance and Strategy, to incorporate privacy in everything we do in service of our mission: to advance the development of new treatments. Key details about our established Privacy program are at 

We are hiring an Associate General Counsel, Privacy who will report to Medidata’s SVP, DGC & Chief Privacy Counsel and help us tackle some of the most complex questions at the intersection of privacy law and policy, technology and life sciences research. You’re an experienced, practical and collaborative lawyer who is passionate about the opportunity to shape the technology we build and the opportunity to shape public policy to advance research and save lives.  


  • Advise internal and external stakeholders on privacy and data protection, risk and risk mitigation.
  • Manage complex privacy initiatives in coordination with involved stakeholders to ensure privacy policies are correctly implemented and that new product offerings meet our privacy and data protection requirements.
  • Develop and mature our privacy controls (privacy by design, data registries, etc.) to continuously improve our data privacy and data governance programs.
  • Draft and negotiate privacy and data protection agreements with our customers, partners and vendors (e.g., SCCs and DPAs for SaaS and partnership agreements).
  • Conduct comprehensive, global diligence of privacy laws, regulations and guidance and participate in life sciences industry groups and privacy associations to identify and influence emerging trends.
  • Participate in and lead cross-team efforts to bring perspective on emerging trends, to inform our strategy and help develop our internal policies. 

Your competencies:

  • Agility and a growth mindset; willingness to learn new things and broaden areas of expertise.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and to adapt quickly to change.
  • A keen business sense, the skills to find creative solutions to legal issues, and the ability to effectively balance legal risk against business interests.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously, and to communicate with technologists and other non-privacy practitioners about complex privacy regimes.

Your Education & Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant legal experience.
  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar or registered as in-house counsel; other state bar membership considered.
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing and/or developing a business-enabling privacy program, preferably in a control compliance framework (ISO, SOC, etc.).
  • Experience negotiating and drafting commercial privacy agreements.
  • Deep expertise in one or more global privacy frameworks (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, CSL, state breach laws). 
  • Experience executing projects with regulators, industry associations or other privacy stakeholders and/or expertise with public policy, regulatory law or privacy law development is helpful.
  • Understanding of SaaS technologies and/or Life Sciences business is helpful.

COVID Statement

 Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law.



EEO Statement


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 


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Covid statement

Our Company requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for a medical, religious or state-required accommodation or otherwise exempt consistent with applicable law.  Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons. Definition of full-vaccination: Employees are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
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