New Relic is hiring a

Legal Counsel - Privacy

Dublin, Ireland

Legal Counsel, Privacy
New Relic Dublin

New Relic seeks a highly motivated lawyer who is willing to drive strategic development through informed and intelligent legal counsel and business partnership. We seek a lawyer who can handle ambiguity and change and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks in a fast-paced and high-energy environment. 

Ideal candidates will have solid privacy counseling experience and have documented success in working with technical stakeholders. The position will report to our Senior Global Privacy Counsel based in Dublin and will be part of a globally dispersed legal team within New Relic to support our privacy initiatives by monitoring developments and requirements under multiple privacy laws and advising New Relic business owners on internal projects and customer contracts. Quarterly travel may be required.


Some of the things you’ll be working on:

  • Provide privacy leadership and guidance to multiple business areas, including marketing, sales, procurement and human resources.
  • Support customer facing and internal teams on privacy matters such as contract negotiation, new offerings, internal projects, individual complaints and data subject requests.
  • Work with stakeholders on data protection and privacy risk and compliance as required- e.g. providing input on any changes to privacy processes that are required as a result of new laws.
  • Act as advocate for data protection and privacy internally, and develop and lead privacy training and awareness sessions.
  • Develop playbooks, policies and processes.
  • Review and advise on privacy impact assessments for projects involving the processing of personal data.
  • Draft educational materials for sales and marketing.
  • Provide support and advice on the handling of data subject requests.
  • Coordinate and communicate with data protection authorities as required.


The right candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of relevant privacy counseling and transactional experienc.
  • Have demonstrated expertise in data protection, privacy and security law with an in-depth understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and leading the implementation of same across an organisation.
  • Possess excellent negotiation, drafting and communication skills with the ability to foster  relationships and collaborate with internal and external clients.
  • Possess excellent legal judgment and the ability to be both pragmatic/business-oriented and strategic.