Chief Legal Officer, Data Privacy & Cyber Security

Prudential Financial



Newark, NJ

Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.
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    Position summary

    nd interpersonal skills, legal research and writing skills, contract drafting abilities, a team-first mentality, and a focus on continuous learning. A willingness to work on the front lines of cybersecurity and data privacy, quickly learn the businesses of Prudential and take on the unknown will all be key to success in this role. Exposure to stakeholders from across the enterprise and to exciting legal issues offers the right candidate an expansive learning environment.

    The current employee work arrangement for this position is Hybrid and requires your on-site presence on a reoccurring basis as determined by your business. Your manager will provide additional details relative to the specific number of days you are expected to be on-site.

    What you can expect:

    • Lead a team of attorneys to support data privacy and cybersecurity legal work across the company.

    • Provide legal advice to ensure Prudential's practices with regard to personal information of customers and employees align with applicable domestic and international privacy laws, state insurance privacy laws as well as company policies and practices;

    • Provide legal and strategic advice on cybersecurity and data protection issues, including current and evolving regulatory obligations, incident response, cyber risk identification and mitigation efforts, and cybersecurity insurance matters;

    • Provide advice, negotiate, and draft privacy, artificial intelligence, and data security provisions for business transactions and initiatives, including vendor and third-party service provider contracts;

    • Partner with team members across the enterprise to develop and implement data governance policies and practices;

    • Follow and stay apprised of privacy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence legal developments and understand and be able to interpret existing and proposed federal, state and international privacy, cybersecurity and AI laws and regulations, including the ability to evaluate and draft legislative proposals and language;

    • Advise on groundbreaking privacy and security related technology issues.

    What you'll need:

    • J.D. with 10+ years of experience in a law firm or an in-house corporate law department with emphasis in privacy or cybersecurity law; and admitted in NJ or eligible for in-house counsel licensing

    • Expertise in federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations, and regulatory guidelines including GLBA, FCRA, HIPAA, NYDFS, state financial/insurance privacy and cybersecurity laws, state security breach laws and NIST frameworks;

    • Experience with international privacy and data protection laws and regulations, particularly with regard to cross border transfers;

    • Experience with digital and new media technology privacy and cybersecurity issues in the online and mobile environment;

    • Experience with privacy and cybersecurity issues in business transactions and contracts;

    • Experience with the advancement and deployment of Artificial Intelligence;

    It'd be a plus if you had:

    • Financial services/insurance industry experience

    • Experience managing outside counsel

    Prudential welcomes all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

    At Prudential, you can:

    Take charge of your career. We equip and empower our employees to expand their skills and experience by using powerful learning, gigs, and job opportunities. We offer a suite of services such as on demand resources and networking to propel your career forward.

    We're a global organization, full of outstandingly dedicated people who aren't afraid to think differently, challenge the status quo and take sensible risks along the way. You will enjoy pushing boundaries as we build innovative technology that helps clients, customers and employees live their best lives. You will have access to leadership and learning opportunities and the resources needed to take your career in any direction. We will help you do your best work, offering flexibility, while delivering on our Purpose.

    What we offer you:

    • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level

    • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave

    • Retirement plans:

    • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)

    • Company-funded pension plan

    • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs

    • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.

    • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.

    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

    To find out more about our Total Reward package, see our Total Rewards Brochure. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

    Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $242,400.00 to $328,000.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

    Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

    Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

    We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

    Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

    Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at [email protected] for more information about doing business with Prudential.

    If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please email [email protected].

    Please note that the above email is solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation. If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email [email protected] to request assistance.

    Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.