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Senior Counsel - Privacy

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Job ID LCAG-14849 City Los Angeles State California Additional Location: Exempt/Non Exempt Exempt Shift Day Work Schedule M-F, 8-5
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City National Bank is seeking an experienced attorney to advise on privacy, information governance, and intellectual property matters impacting the Bank and its affiliated entities (the “Company”). The attorney will advise business units, support groups, and other in-house counsel on privacy and data protection laws, assist with developing and implementing internal policies, and work closely with internal and external partners to comply with applicable laws and best practices in these areas of responsibility. The attorney will track developments in state and federal laws relating to privacy and information governance and will keep internal partners informed of new legal and regulatory requirements. In addition, the attorney will play an advisory role in the implementation of the Company’s Records and Information Management policies and procedures. The attorney will also advise on intellectual property matters, including maintaining the Company’s trademark portfolio and handling any infringement matters.

Legal and Corporate Administration Group
Make a meaningful difference as a member of City National's Legal & Corporate Administration Group, the area of the bank that manages legal and corporate governance, community reinvestment, corporate premises and corporate security.


Privacy and Data Protection

  • Advise on all legal aspects of GLBA, CCPA, GDPR, and other applicable privacy and data security laws and regulations.
  • Respond to privacy and data protection-related inquiries from a wide range of business units across the Company and provide advice and legal counsel regarding same.
  • Assist the Privacy Officer with operationalizing the legal components of the Company’s privacy programs and initiatives.
  • Participate in the Company’s breach response team, assist with investigations of incidents that involve the loss or misuse of sensitive information, and advise on breach notification requirements.
  • Work with other in-house counsel and procurement on privacy-related terms contained in vendor and customer agreements.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining privacy policies and procedures and privacy-related notices.
  • Assist in training colleagues on privacy-related obligations.
  • Monitor changes in applicable privacy laws, and keep internal partners informed of legal developments.

Information Governance

  • Advise on a variety of information governance issues to ensure that the Company's management of information meets applicable legal, and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions in which the Company operates.
  • Provide legal support for day-to-day operations of the Company’s Records and Information Management (RIM) program, including advising on records retention requirements, storage, retrieval, and destruction.
  • Implement internal legal holds and coordinate the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information for a variety of legal matters.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Legal Department and other areas of the Company as appropriate on areas relevant to information governance.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on the Company’s information-related projects and initiatives.

Intellectual Property

  • Advise on trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property matters affecting the Company.
  • Handle infringement claims by and against the Company.
  • Monitor the Company’s trademark portfolio in conjunction with outside counsel.
  • Provide legal advice to Marketing and Product teams relating to the Company’s IP rights and obligations.

General Responsibilities

  • Partner with business units and support groups (e.g., compliance, product, marketing, lending units, and risk management) to provide effective and efficient legal, transactional and regulatory guidance.
  • Identify regulatory and legal gaps within area of expertise and assist in addressing such gaps.
  • Support other attorneys as needed.
  • Supervise outside counsel on assigned legal matters.
  • Responsible for certain administrative or operational functions within the Legal Division.
  • Comply fully with all Company policies and procedures, including the ColleagueCode of Conduct, as well as all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Complete all required training.



  • Juris Doctorate required and admitted to practice law in California or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in California.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience at a law firm or in-house legal department, including a minimum of 5 years of experience with information governance, privacy, and/or information security

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to simplify, problem solve, multitask and work effectively against deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Enthusiastic about expanding his or her practice areas and becoming a subject matter expert in emerging areas of law.
  • Be well versed in state and federal laws and regulations governing the assigned area(s) of responsibility, banking environment, and related industry practices.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and effective verbal and written skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work well within both the legal team and cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with managing confidential information and documents with discretion.
  • In-house counsel experience preferred, but not required.

*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

In order to be hired and work at City National Bank, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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