Job Postings

Posted 11/1/17

Senior-Level Information Security Associate or Counsel (WDC)

The Washington D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a senior associate or counsel to join its Privacy and Security Practice Group.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of privacy and security experience, including incident and breach response, and will have a demonstrated interest in information security risk management.  To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter and is highly detail-oriented. 

Excellent communication skills, academic credentials and strong analytical and writing skills are required.  An IT background or demonstrated technical interest is preferred and IAPP certification is a plus.  Active membership in the DC Bar in good standing is preferred or at least plans to become a member of the DC Bar in the near future.

Among other duties, this position may include: (i) researching legal principles and precedents; (ii) drafting and negotiating data use agreements and various non-disclosure agreements;  (iii) drafting information security policies and procedures; (iv) drafting and reviewing data privacy policies, including data privacy policies for websites and mobile apps; (v) assisting with information security risk assessments; (vi) assisting with responses to privacy and information security incidents; (vii) assisting with responses to regulatory complaints and investigations, and related matters; and (viii) providing general data privacy and security counseling to clients.

To apply please, please click here and submit your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr Manager, Atty Recruiting Initiatives; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample. We would appreciate you specifying where you heard about this position in your cover letter.

Posted 10/19/17

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority is seeking a Government Affairs Officer (GAO).  The GAO is a newly created strategic leadership position that provides direction for Virginia ABC’s judicial services, hearings and appeals and legislative/policy functions.  The position is responsible for a 16-member staff and an annual operating budget of nearly $2 million.  Initially, the GAO will report to the current Chief Operating Officer.  After the transition to an Authority, the GAO will report to the newly appointed CEO. 

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, business administration, or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in government relations or regulatory administration.  Juris Doctor preferred with demonstrated experience serving as government counsel, regulatory administrator or a government affairs professional.  Experience working for or representing interests before the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred. 

The hiring range for this position is $115,000 to $150,000, depending upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  Participation in the state benefits program and the Virginia Retirement System is provided.  Relocation is negotiable.

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at  This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than November 22, 2017.  For more information, contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856 (mobile).  EOE

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