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Clyde & Co

Associate - Cyber Incident Response / Privacy Lawyer


Clyde & Co is an international law firm, with the largest, dedicated cyber incident response practice in Australia. The team advises small, medium and large organisations operating across Australia and New Zealand, regionally and globally in response to a range of incidents, as well as assisting clients on matters of privacy compliance, cyber incidents readiness and resilience exercises.

The team is led by John Moran, who is an internationally recognised leader in cybersecurity and incident response, and has a strong focus on team culture and the personal development of all staff. In recent times, the team has advised on over 700 incidents, including a number of the most high profile and complex incidents, both locally and globally.

About the role

Our growing Australian team currently has an exciting opportunity available for intelligent and highly motivated lawyers with 2-5 years post qualification to join our leading and rapidly expanding cyber incident response team.

We are looking for lawyers who are able to help manage the lifecycle of a cyber incident, related investigations and litigation. A key component is providing crisis and reputational management services to our clients following a cyber incident or data breach, as well as excellent customer service, in a seamless and timely manner. As part of the role, there is also the opportunity to support the pre-incident risk advisory practice.

This role would suit lawyers with cyber or privacy experience, and / or those with experience in regulatory investigations, dispute resolution (particularly regulatory), and / or insurance.

The nature and size of the team will mean that you will be heavily involved in all aspects of their matters allowing you to make a significant contribution to their outcome and your personal and professional development. Given the fast-paced nature of the work, you will develop core skills and experience at an expeditious rate. Further, you will be encouraged to foster and generate client relationships and will engage in business development frequently.

You will work with clients across sectors, as well as partners and lawyers both in Australia and across our network of over 50 offices. Our Global Secondment Program also provides lawyers with opportunities to visit other offices to develop internal and external relationships.

  • As the first point of contact for customers experiencing a cyber incident or data breach, the lawyer is to provide support promptly and efficiently through telephone and email communications.
  • Manage the customer-facing breach response and crisis management for our clients from start to finish including taking instructions and maintaining client files.
  • Coordinate the initial response to the cyber incident including the client, internal team (locally and globally, depending on the incident) and third party vendors, in accordance with an organisation's incident response plan (if required).
  • Within a supportive environment, you will have the autonomy to manage your own case load and liaise directly with clients in relation to incidents.
  • Assist with the potential regulatory obligations, investigations, and notification requirements.
  • Complete incident reports outlining the status of the incident, remediation activities, as well as post-incident reviews.
  • Ensure the incident is fully communicated, recorded and tracked in accordance with our existing frameworks.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the client experience is second to none.
  • Opportunity to be involved and develop the pre-incident practice to help organisations become more cyber resilient.

Key skills and experience

We're looking for an ambitious lawyer who enjoys working as part of dynamic and collaborative team.
  • Strong academic credentials, self-driven with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Interest in, or demonstrated practical cyber and privacy related experience would be beneficial but is not essential for the role.
  • Proven experience dealing with escalated, customer-facing issues, as well as experience handling a high caseload and working in a fast-paced environment. A critical mind and focus on problem solving is a must.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Commercial awareness and confidence in building a rapport with clients to gain a better understanding of their business' needs and with the assistance of the partner, actively developing these client relationships.

About the Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 2500 legal professionals and 4000 staff in over 50+ offices and associated offices on six continents. We offer a world of opportunity.

We specialise in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, namely: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance.

The firm has doubled in size twice in the last ten years. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, we continue to increase our revenue growth, making us one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Clyde & Co recognise and reward our talented employees with competitive benefits packages including but not limited to generous salaries, year-end bonuses, physical fitness allowances. We are also committed to providing an open and prosperous working environment, internal promotions, a structured approach to career development and pro-bono opportunities.

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How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic and progressive firm. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (including cover letter, resume and academic transcript) below.

For a confidential discussion on this role feel free to contact Chantal Kinsella, [email protected]

For further information about the firm visit our website

Please note that only candidates that have been selected for interview will be contacted.

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