Privacy Counsel

  • Apple
  • Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
  • Nov 10, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Do you love taking on big challenges without precedent? Do you possess a deep knowledge of the legal field and a passion for innovation? As a part of our Legal group, you’ll help uphold Apple’s high ethical and corporate standards, as well as defend our intellectual property by providing legal support for all our products and businesses globally. Working for a company that invents entire categories and industries means you’ll be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and often unexplored aspects of the law.

As Privacy Counsel you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and experienced team on privacy issues impacting Apple’s business and products globally. You will work directly with business and engineering teams to design innovative privacy solutions for products as well as across the legal department on Apple activities and regulatory issues.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Privacy experience as an associate at a top-tier law firm or business
  • In-house experience a plus but not essential
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Extraordinary written and verbal skills
  • Ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company
  • Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to handle multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive, commercial and practical manner, to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively


At Apple we are about creating great products. Part of making products great is designing products that respect consumer privacy and security. This role offers the opportunity to work directly with key members of the business, engineering, and legal teams on a variety of cutting edge projects including: product design reviews; projects supporting compliance and auditing frameworks, including in relation to GDPR and CCPA; advising on privacy aspects of licensing and procurement deals and corporate acquisitions; and assisting with drafting of policies and procedures relating to privacy laws.

Education & Experience

BA and JD, 7- 10 year attorney with experience in privacy.