North American Data Privacy Attorney

  • Full-time

Company Description

Re:Sources is the backbone of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group. Formed in 1998 as a small team to service a few Publicis Groupe firms, Re:Sources has grown to 4,000+ people servicing a global network of prestigious advertising, public relations, media, healthcare and digital marketing agencies. We provide technology solutions and business services including finance, accounting, legal, benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury and risk management to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients.   

In addition to providing essential, everyday services to our agencies, Re:Sources develops and implements platforms, applications and tools to enhance productivity, encourage collaboration and enable professional and personal development. We continually transform to keep pace with our ever-changing communications industry and thrive on a spirit of innovation felt around the globe. With our support, Publicis Groupe agencies continue to create and deliver award-winning campaigns for their clients.

The company is a premier shared services company serving the financial, technological and administrative needs of U.S.-based business units of the the world’s fourth largest Communications company.  With 2020 revenues of nearly 9 billion Euros, the parent company specializes in Advertising, Digital, Media buying and consultancy.  The parent company is present in over 100+ countries on 5 continents, with 80,000 employees.

The company was the first and remains the largest shared services operation in the communications industry in the United States.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in New York City, it provides highly effective support services in the areas of finance, administration, transaction processing and Information Technology.  

Job Description

Publicis is seeking a talented and flexible Data Privacy Counsel to assist our North American businesses. The role is broad and involves advising our business on the various privacy risks, obligations and other issues related to privacy. This is a full-time, hybrid in-office position and may be located in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Montreal, or Toronto.  You will be a member of our Global Data Privacy Office (GDPO) and depending on seniority either report to Publicis Groupe´s Chief Data Privacy Officer or a senior member of the GDPO. 


  • Member of the Publicis Groupe global data privacy team supporting select Publicis North American business units, as assigned
  • Support internal teams, providing them with appropriate advice and guidance, with the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with diverse cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with internal business clients and our Global Security Office on responding to current/potential customer privacy/security assessment questionnaires.
  • Coordinate with internal teams across Publicis Groupe on multi-agency initiatives.
  • Provide support to members of the legal team on privacy matters and serve as subject matter expert on advertising technology, media, and advertising/marketing privacy issues for internal legal and business teams.
  • Assist the legal team in drafting, reviewing and negotiating data privacy provisions in complex commercial contracts.
  • Collaborate with our privacy operations team to adapt data governance materials such as inventory templates, vendor due diligence questionnaires, proprietary system questionnaires, and privacy impact assessment questionnaires.
  • Inform privacy operations team on new legislation and regulations, and partner to develop privacy program requirements and tasks
  • Draft and review website privacy notices, cookies policy, and other privacy notices and disclosures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all relevant privacy legislation and regulations and distribute this knowledge across both the legal function and the wider business.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of evolving legislative, regulatory and industry proposals mainly for the advertising technology and marketing sector.
  • Help develop data privacy training materials and conduct privacy trainings.
  • Assist with privacy projects, such as policy and process development, in coordination with global GDPO members across Publicis Groupe.


  • 4+ years of legal experience, with a preferred 2+ years of relevant privacy experience;
  • Juris Doctorate degree with an active law license to practice law in one or more states in the United States;
  • Privacy certification (such as CIPP/E, CIPP/US from IAPP or similar) or willingness to obtain upon hire;
  • Marketing and advertising technology experience preferred, including legal support for ad serving, programmatic buying, and data management.
  • Direct experience applying U.S. and European privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially those relevant for media and advertising;
  • Practical and advanced understanding of the digital landscape and the compliance challenges related to data collection and processing in both identifiable and pseudonymous spaces;
  • Strong transactional background, including drafting and negotiating commercial transactions with respect to privacy and consumer protection issues;
  • Willingness and flexibility to be a team player and take on new responsibilities and challenges as privacy and Publicis Groupe’s services continues to evolve;
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and tasks and see them through completion. 
  • Commercially-minded and having good communication and inter-personal skills to work with all levels of internal management and negotiate with external clients and partners;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic data protection and privacy subject matter expert, with good knowledge of the latest regulatory changes and the related impacts on the media and advertising industry;
  • Able to work in fast-paced environment, provide advice under tight deadlines and competent in managing a varied workload;
  • A personable, team player.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) currently in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relations.

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