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San Francisco - Staff - Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist

Job Title: Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist
Office: San Francisco
Department: Litigation/Cyber-Security
Reports To: Assigned attorney(s), Senior Litigation Practice Manager, and San Francisco Office Administrator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Core Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F; additional hours as required to fulfill responsibilities

For consideration please email your resume and cover letter, indicating the job title and location in the subject line, to staffrecruiter@akingump.com.

General Summary

Under general supervision of the assigned attorney(s), Senior Litigation Practice Manager, and San Francisco Office Administrator, following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist will be responsible for supporting the needs of the cybersecurity and data privacy practice and some components of litigation analysis. The Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist will also be responsible for the support needs of other Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist practice areas. The Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.  Above all, the Litigation and Cyber/Privacy Regulatory Specialist must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  • Conduct research and respond to client and attorney requests as needed. 
  • Keep abreast of pending litigation, legislation, industry trends and current events that impact clients and perspective clients.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Cybersecurity and data privacy industry and ability to maintain key relationships as needed.
  • Research topics relevant to client requests and draft memos accordingly.
  • Monitor industry publications, Congressional floor action and press briefings for the White House, State Department, and Defense Department then relay relevant issues to clients and trade groups.
  • Assist with client development, including conducting research and working with business development on presentations and proposals.
  • Track various media outlets both mainstream and beltway and monitor articles that include information critical to client issues.
  • Navigate the congressional record, cloakroom, committee, member, and other congressional affiliated websites.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of international affairs and ability to spot trends and potential problems or solutions.

Other Essential Duties (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):

  • Draft memoranda, state-of-play memos, papers, policy briefings and letters for clients.
  • Draft alerts and other information updates to be published online.
  • Draft comprehensive weekly news and legislative summaries updating clients on various issues.

 Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative while also multi-tasking and prioritize among competing tasks under pressure and time constraints
  • Good judgment and a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and loyalty
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize among competing tasks under pressure and time constraints
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and office information and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values
  • Commitment to the office and firm
  • Commitment to professional growth and development

 Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the legislative process required

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