Cyber and Technology Disputes Lawyer – PQE5-10 – London/Flexible

Employer
Pinsent Masons
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Technology / Media / Telecoms
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Description

CYBER AND TECHNOLOGY DISPUTES LAWYER – PQE5-10 – LONDON/FLEXIBLE

Brief

We are seeking to recruit a lawyer 5-10 years PQE to join our market leading international TMT disputes practice specialising in cyber work and technology disputes.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have excellent academics and will have gained experience in a City firm or in a large regional practice, with a strong litigation background. We are looking for a team player who can work with different teams and lawyers across the firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who enjoys business development. 

The role requires a technical TMT background including experience of cyber matters. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong litigation background and an appetite to take on complex contractual technology disputes.

The matters we work on are often large and high profile involving significant factual, technical and legal complexity. The successful candidate will demonstrate an appetite for getting involved and strong organisational skills. Since we almost invariably work in teams, the successful candidate will need to be a natural communicator and have a desire to work closely with others.

TMT & Cyber Background

Pinsent Masons LLP has one of the leading and most established Technology, Media & Telecoms practices in the UK. With a team of over 30 partners and over 100 additional fee-earners, across a network of offices nationwide and international, our substantial practice provides commercial, advisory and contentious services. The firm provides a full range of advice and guidance, including in relation to: cyber, data protection, privacy, defamation, media, intellectual property, Freedom of Information, technology, telecoms, IT and communications disputes, outsourcing, e-business, IT product and services contracts and commercial contracts.

Our TMT Disputes team focuses on contractual technology disputes, cyber and data privacy litigation.

Our Cyber practice supports clients and manage a full range of cyber matters including: pre-breach services such as cyber simulations; full incident response management; regulatory investigations; and litigation arising out of cyber incidents. Our team is consistently praised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for its strengths in this area, with the team having been involved in some of the most significant cases to affect this area in recent years. 

Our contractual technology disputes practice has handled some of the most complex technology disputes in this jurisdiction, including what is believed to be the highest value technology arbitration to have proceeded to a final arbitration hearing. The practice handles disputes relating to   IT implementation projects, software licensing, outsourcing agreements and general commercial issues within the IT industry. 

The team acted for Google in its recent victory in the Supreme Court in the landmark claim brought by Richard Lloyd. This is widely regarded as the most significant case of 2021 and the most significant data protection case in this jurisdiction to date.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Pre-breach: development and delivery of pre-breach services to clients including cyber simulations, incident response planning programmes, cyber training and other cyber advisory work.
  • Breach: end to end management of cyber security incidents including: fielding calls to our 24/7/365 breach response line; initiating and leading CMT calls; appointing IT forensics firms; engaging PR consultants; advising on notification obligations; notifying and liaising with criminal authorities (e.g. NCA, NCSC); project managing the incident response; appointing foreign counsel and coordinating multi-jurisdictional incidents; engaging credit monitoring and notification service providers; applying for injunctions; and submitting takedown requests.
  • Regulatory: managing regulatory investigations including: notifying regulators (e.g. ICO and FCA); dealing with regulatory enforcement action; and appealing enforcement decisions.
  • Cyber/privacy Litigation: dealing with litigation connected to cyber matters including: pursuing claims and recoveries against suppliers; dealing with B2B and B2C claims; defending group litigation and representative actions initiated following incidents; and managing other disputes arising out of security incidents.
  • Technology Litigation: dealing with technically complex IT issues, including IT implementation, software licensing, outsourcing agreements etc.  Supporting clients in pre-litigation matters, distressed re-negotiation, ADR, and litigation/arbitration.
  • Business development: assisting with business development activities, internally within the firm and externally in the market, in order to win new clients and to win cyber work from existing clients - this will include identifying and developing relationships with cyber insurers, attending and speaking at conferences and writing articles, as well as cementing existing relationships.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Previous hands-on experience of advising on cyber matters including the four areas identified above is a key requirement.  Experience of technically complex litigation preferred.
  • A strong commitment to and enjoyment of business development is very important.
  • An awareness of and good understanding of recent and upcoming regulatory changes in the data protection sphere is expected.

About the firm

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 24 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery, for example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Manager Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.

Contact details:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/attia-jawed-32421b15/

tia.jawed@pinsentmasons.com

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Company

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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Location
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London
EC2A 4ES
United Kingdom
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