Associate Security Counsel Job at Google – in Dublin

Job Description

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s/LLB degree or equivalent practical experience.

Qualified lawyer in Europe admitted to practice in a qualified jurisdiction.

Experience working in a private practice, government, and/or an in-house team.

Preferred qualifications:
Qualified solicitor or barrister.

Experience in a private practice, government, or in-house media/technology legal team in the UK or Ireland. Experience in public speaking and ability to work well as part of a team.

Experience advising companies on compliance with data privacy laws, regulations, and/or incidents. Experience with the legal mechanisms governing data privacy.

Experience advising companies on cybersecurity legal issues and/or conducting internal investigations.

Ability to adapt quickly and work on a broad range of legal matters. Ability to travel.

Excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.

About the job

As Associate Security Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You’re part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative – ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on issues that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.

You are a lawyer who will oversee Google’s response to requests for user data from public safety and similar agencies from around the world as part of Google’s Law Enforcement and Information Security Program in the legal department. This program provides legal subject matter expertise to ensure that user data is managed in a manner consistent with Google’s principles and policies, and governing legal requirements. The team works closely with the compliance team and others across the Google family, including members of the internal security, engineering, product and policy teams, as well as others within the legal department. The fast-paced work is exciting, important and often groundbreaking.

20th century laws don’t always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you’re a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


Oversee the handling of legal process and data requests from government agencies and work closely with teams across Google. (Information about how Google responds to such requests is available in the Google Transparency Report).

Establish and enforce policies relating to disclosure requests to help advance our principles.

Communicate with government agencies concerning requirements in particular cases.

Work on relevant Google privacy initiatives.

Support the public policy, legal, and communications team in handling data disclosure issues.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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Company Location:  Dublin

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