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Shell Group Data Privacy Legal Counsel - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Group Data Privacy Legal Counsel - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

Where you fit

This position is for a full-time privacy legal counsel within the Shell Ethics and Compliance Office (SECO) who will be based in the US. The legal counsel will be a member of the global data privacy team led by the Chief Privacy Officer. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of applicable and emerging data privacy laws; particularly those in the US in terms of data breach regulations, and impending privacy laws. They should be familiar with, or willing to learn about, the regulatory landscape that governs the use of information technology.

What’s the role?

The Privacy Counsel will work closely with legal and business stakeholders and with data privacy team members globally, though they will have responsibility for guiding and advising on privacy compliance within the US.

You will be required to have strong communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others on a collaborative basis, flexibility, interpersonal skills, legal research skills, organizational skills, sound judgment and initiative and a sense of humour.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - EP Center Americas


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • J.D. from an accredited law school required.

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas, or able to obtain license in a reasonable timeframe.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years' relevant work experience.

  • Proven experience in advising on data privacy matters.

  • Knowledge and experience to quickly identify data privacy legal risks.

  • Understanding of the interaction between IT and data privacy compliance.

  • Broad experience in dealing with complex regulations and processes.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic legal environment with clients who need to quickly respond to operational and regulatory demands.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX