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Director, Corporate Counsel - Technology Privacy

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Start date
May 17, 2023

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Position Type
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Job Details

As a key member of the Data Privacy Office in Regeneron’s Law Department, this attorney will serve as Regeneron’s leading expert on data privacy matters associated with the adoption and use of IT solutions and platforms, internet of things/everything (IOT/E), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, machine learning, and other emerging and innovative technology and data solutions.  This position will report to Regeneron’s Chief Privacy Officer.

The mission of Regeneron’s Data Privacy Office is to advance scientific and business objectives through responsible handling of personal data, and a key component of that is ensuring our approach is clear and understandable to our stakeholders. Regeneron is on the cutting edge of science, which positions Regeneron’s Data Privacy Office as industry thought leaders as it engages with external stakeholders and consults on novel privacy issues.

The top candidates must have a proven track record in providing legal guidance on data protection and privacy compliance as it relates to technology preferably within the biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical and/or research industries.

A typical day may include the following:

  • Partnering with IT and business to assess privacy risks with a new/updated software tool or service.

  • Developing effective strategies to mitigate risks associated with tokenization and combining data sets.

  • Partnering with IT to maintain Regeneron Data Privacy Office technical solutions.

  • Managing and maintaining the data privacy event and data breach process.

  • Monitoring and assessing the use and impact of emerging technologies on Regeneron’s privacy compliance.

  • Partnering and providing guidance to the business in their adoption of IOT/E, generative AI, robotics, and machine learning.

  • Guiding the business on properly applying the data classification policy to personal data.

  • Providing guidance to stakeholders in updates to the data classification and handling policies

  • Assessing and managing third-party data privacy risks through the vendor onboarding process.

  • Providing privacy guidance on our IT strategy that will support global expansion activities.

  • Managing Contracting/Transactions negotiation escalations related to software services, technology, and infrastructure.

  • Identifying opportunities within our DPA templates to address new risks and requirements.

  • Partner with law department lawyers in reviewing and analyzing technology related laws.

  • Advising the business on the application and solutions for complying with biometric laws.

  • Raising awareness and developing strategy with IT on global data flows and human material export.

  • Proposing solutions to the Chief Privacy Officer to facilitate compliance in business process.

  • Partner with the Data Privacy Office members to contribute to the implementation and advancement of the Regeneron Data Privacy Program.

  • Representing the Data Privacy Office as a member of various Regeneron technology related committees and boards

This role may be for you if you have:

  • Strong knowledge of local and global privacy laws and its application to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and scientific research and development activities.

  • Keen understanding of China’s PIPL and APEC regional privacy laws and regulations, including but not limited to APEC CBPR system, APEC Framework, Japan’s APPI, and Singapore’s PDPA.

  • Deep understanding of privacy risks associated with emerging technology, including tokenization, and combining data sets.

  • Experience in contract drafting/review and third-party negotiating skills.

  • Excellent relationship building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and with all levels of the workforce.

  • Exceptional oral, written, and presentation communication skills, ​with the ability to effectively communicate to a varied audience.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to think creatively, give attention to detail, and have an appetite for learning.

  • Ability to work independently, meeting aggressive deadlines while juggling multiple matters.

  • Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with client and protecting Regeneron’s interests.

  • High level of business acumen, influencing skills and ability to drive change.

To be considered for this position you must possess a JD with excellent law school credentials. Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel is preferred. At least 10 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, including biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care industry experience with a focus on privacy technology.

At least 3 years of experience working with technology companies

IAPP CIPP certification, and CISSP or equivalent certification is a plus.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$193,200.00 - $322,000.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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