Senior Legal Counsel (m / f / d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Lisbon

Lisbon, hybrid
Usercentrics is a global leader in the field of consent management platforms (CMP). We follow our company vision to build a world where user privacy enables a thriving digital ecosystem. Our mission is to provide privacy solutions that empower organizations to embrace data privacy while building trust with their users through freedom of choice. With our product, businesses can collect, manage and document user consents on websites and apps, and achieve full compliance in accordance with global privacy regulations while facilitating high consent rates and building trust with their customers.

As Senior Legal Counsel, you have a solid understanding of both the Legal and the Tech sector. You are a considerate, bright, forward thinking, entrepreneurial candidate, with a passion for software and “legal tech” products. You are a person with strong communication, hands-on mentality and strong analytical skills.
Your Tasks
  • Proactively shape the strategic direction of our “legal tech” roadmap
  • Play a pivotal role within the dynamic and forward-thinking Product and Tech teams; from the initial stages of design and development, through launch and implementation of new products and services - globally
  • Review customer journey and user flows, product feature guides, marketing materials, and other customer-facing communications to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards globally
  • Provide front-line counseling to our commercial teams and drive the negotiations and contract closures for our global and US B2B SaaS business
  • Build and maintain knowledge of critical global law developments and authority decisions.
  • Externally promote and advocate for the integration of “legal tech” advancements, empowering professionals to transform the way they work and maximize their productivity
  • Being the Legal representation of our company at public speaking opportunities, conferences, and workshops
  • Partner with internal stakeholders across various functions globally, to proactively provide legal guidance and manage legal risks and requirements, with the balance of advancing our business goals and growth
  • Develop scalable processes for Legal review of new products and services
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate as a project lead and coordinator our existing (ISO 27001 and Tisax) and upcoming security and privacy certifications (HIPAA and SOC II)
You Bring
  • University degree in the United States of America of Law, Economics Law or comparable education with a strong connection to Technology Operations, Legal Tech, Product as well as Data Privacy and IT Security
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a comparable globally operating legal operations role and in the area of Legal Tech, SaaS, information security and data privacy
  • In-house counsel experience required
  • Experiences on HIPAA and SOC II as well as ISO27001 certifications 
  • Solid understanding of complex SaaS and digital products, tracking/scanning services, consent management and on-prem technology solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of global commercial, privacy and data security laws and regulations, especially of laws, legislations and authority decisions in the United States and the European Union
  • Proven track record and strong public profile with an outgoing and social personality being comfortable with public speaking engagements, conferences, workshops
  • Native English speaker (other languages such as German, Danish, and others are a big plus)
  • Willingness to travel to our other hubs in Europe and/or to public speaking engagements
Why join Usercentrics?
  • Joining Usercentrics means becoming part of a fast-growing, diverse and international team of tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurially-minded who build our success story together
  • Company culture is important to us - we strive to continuously develop a positive, vibrantand inspiring environment that enables everyone to thrive both personally and professionally
  • Get involved! We have plenty of initiatives and love to see people from all department enthusiastically participating and shaping our future together in different cross-department projects
  • Your work-life balance is important to us too - we offer flexible working hours, hybrid working and the possibility of workcations (in accordance with our company policy)
  • We always remember to have fun along the way, both in our day-to-day work and at our regular team events on site in our offices in Munich, Copenhagen, Odense, Lisbon and Prague or online
  • You are the most valuable asset to our company which is why we’re happy to offer awesome benefits like our personal development budget, job-related language courses and a lot more (depending on your location) to focus on your well being
About us

We are driven by our values #BeBrave, #BetterTogether, #LeadbyExample, #InnovateWithPurpose, #PassionForPrivacy, #GiveBack and #ComeAsYouAre. They show what we believe in and how we work. They help make our team special and guide us in everything we do. They're the heart of our company and inspire us to do our best every day.

We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment (DEI) where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential. We believe that our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are our greatest strengths — so we are committed to building with them as we foster innovation and drive our success.

We recognize that this is an ongoing journey. We commit to listening and to continuous learning, growth, and improvement. By embracing DEI principles, we will create a more just and equitable society, and we are proud to play our part in making this vision a reality.

We are #BetterTogether.

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