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Senior Privacy & Technology Counsel

Company: Rent The Runway
Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed and disrupting the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by pioneering dynamic ownership and enabling women to rent, subscribe to and purchase secondhand clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the world's first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. By creating a new model of dynamic ownership rooted in sustainability, RTR has made apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories and home decor from over 700 designer partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman's leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBC's "Disruptor 50" five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list multiple times. About the Job: As Senior Privacy & Technology Counsel you will serve as the lead attorney and strategic advisor supporting Rent the Runway's engineering, IT, and security teams and collaborate with colleagues across the business on a variety of technology-related projects and initiatives. You will be responsible for privacy compliance and intellectual property matters at Rent the Runway and support commercial technology transactions. You will have an influential leadership role and opportunity to positively impact our culture and employee experience.-- You will report to the General Counsel. In light of COVID-19, you will work remotely until Rent the Runway's NYC headquarters reopen.-- What You'll Do:

  • Be a thought leader and subject matter expert to ensure Rent the Runway's compliance with evolving global privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR, COPPA, CCPA, other state privacy laws).--
  • In partnership with the security team, drive operational privacy compliance initiatives, build scalable and effective processes, and continue to develop and lead internal privacy policies, procedures, and training programs.
  • Maintain our privacy policy, disclosures, disclaimers, FAQs, and related communications.
  • Lead and oversee Rent the Runway's incident response plans and processes in partnership with the security team.
  • Structure, negotiate, and draft a variety of cloud, software licensing, hardware procurement, and IT services agreements, as well as other complex commercial agreements with a focus on privacy and IP matters.--
  • Partner with the product and engineering teams and your colleagues on the legal team to advise on privacy, open source software, and IP considerations in the development of products and features.
  • Develop and lead Rent the Runway's IP strategy and oversee our IP portfolio.--
  • Oversee litigation related to IP, privacy, and technology matters.--
  • Monitor and advise on emerging regulations.--
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Serve as a mentor to other members of the legal team. About You:--
    • JD and NY bar membership or registration as an in-house attorney in NY.
    • 8+ years of relevant work experience. Prior in-house experience is essential.
    • Expertise in global privacy regulations and implementing privacy compliance programs in-house.
    • Experience drafting and negotiating a variety of cloud, software license, and IT service agreements.
    • A practical, business-oriented approach and ability to translate legal issues into clear, "plain English" guidance for non-lawyers.
    • A highly collaborative approach, while also exercising a great deal of autonomy as a subject matter expert.
    • Flexibility necessary to thrive at an ambitious, dynamic growth company, including strong business judgment and an ability to calibrate when we need a quick response versus a deep dive to get something precisely right.
    • An ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization in a fast-paced environment while building strong relationships and influence across departments.
    • An ability to prioritize and manage multiple critical projects under tight deadlines.--
    • Experience with technology and/or IP litigation is a plus.
    • Managerial experience is a plus. At Rent the Runway, we're committed to the well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:--
      • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
      • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.--
      • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
      • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - your health comes first and we've got you covered.
      • 401k match - an investment in your future.--
      • Flexibility Policy - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week.-- Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Rent the Runway are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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