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Discover Financial Services

Director and Senior Counsel, Security & Privacy (Job ID: R6083)

Under the direction of a Vice President, the Director and Sr. Counsel- Security and Privacy operates as the subject matter expert for security and privacy (including cybersecurity) law and governance issues within the legal organization. This role handles complex legal matters and projects including providing legal advice, direction and training to assigned in-house business partners, supporting a risk-aware culture and ensuring effective risk management practices in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies. The Director and Sr. Counsel is responsible for identifying, assessing and communicating legal and relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices relevant to the Company and its businesses, manages assigned resources and budgets, including outside counsel spend. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business units risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements