Seattle Senior Technology Transactions Associate

LawyersIntellectual PropertySeattle, WA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

K&L Gates LLP is seeking an associate with five to eight years of experience to join our Seattle team that handles privacy and product counseling issues. Strong candidates will have experience with:

•Advising companies on US federal and state privacy laws (including CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, COPPA, HIPAA,
•Familiarity with international privacy regimes such as GDPR
•Conducting data mapping and performing privacy impact assessments
•Drafting and developing internal policies and procedures
•Drafting external privacy policies
•Drafting and negotiating data processing agreements and data provisions in commercial contracts
•Projects involving a wide-range of industries, technologies, products, and services
•Technical acumen to interact with IT teams and other technical experts

Experience in the following areas is preferred but not required:

•Privacy certifications such as CIPP, CIPM, CIPT, Privacy Law Specialist, or CISSP
•FTC deceptive practices
•Self-regulatory frameworks like IAB and DAA
•M&A diligence and support
•Data breach investigations and compliance

Candidates must have strong analytical, negotiation, and drafting skills as well as be capable of distilling complex issues/statutes in concise client communications. We also require excellent research and communication skills and the ability to mentor, train, and lead others.


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.