Assistant General Counsel North America Litigation & HR and Chief Privacy Officer
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana
This role will involve proactively providing advice and counsel on employment law issues, including but not limited to business restructuring, employment policy development and application, worker classification, workforce management, discrimination and harassment claims, and wage-and-hour and workplace safety. This role will also manage and drive litigation cases from complaint to conclusions, including initiating and managing litigation holds, investigations of offensive and defensive claims and the discovery process, including supervision and use of external litigation counsel.
Chief Privacy Officer: This position also has accountability as the Chief Privacy Officer for Elanco to oversee all ongoing activities related to Elanco’s Global Privacy Program. As the Chief Privacy Officer, this role will have accountability across Elanco for the development, implementation, and maintenance of Elanco’s Global Privacy Program. This includes adherence to the company’s policies and procedures covering the privacy of, access to, and use of information in compliance with state, federal and international laws and the company’s information governance practices. The Chief Privacy Officer will partner with functional area leadership to ensure business discussions and decisions encompass and consistently take into consideration appropriate ethics and compliance elements, such as privacy, and that there is clear business ownership of ethics in all decisions taken. Additionally, this role will influence leadership through effective communication of external environment and internal policies/standards related to privacy. The Chief Privacy Officer will also work with the Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors and the Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals to carry out these accountabilities and responsibilities. This role will represent Elanco externally as required in various Ethics and Compliance and Privacy external forums, including industry and trade association meetings, regulator interactions and discussions, standards bodies, and academia meetings.
Assistant General Counsel North America Litigation & HR:
Provides business-oriented leadership, strategic advice, proactive and effective day-to-day legal support and counsel at all levels of the business on a wide variety of legal issues while ensuring strategies, programs, policies, practices and initiatives comply with laws.
Handles complex and sensitive assignments; recommends effective strategies and tactics; advises on legal rights, obligations and privileges. Makes recommendations to management in making important decisions in relation to legal ramifications.
Member of and participates in various Elanco business teams/committees where responsible for advising on legal and business issues.
Develops policies and procedures for the Legal function. Advises on legal aspects of Company’s Ethics and Compliance policies, programs and procedures.
Provides training to management and business groups on relevant/new legal topics and issues.
Provides strategic direction in handling litigation cases from complaint to conclusions, including supervision and use of external litigation counsel
Chief Privacy Officer:
Accountable for Elanco’s Global Privacy Program to include development, implementation, and maintenance. This includes adherence to the company’s policies and procedures covering the privacy of, access to, and use of information in compliance with state, federal and international laws and the company’s information governance practices. This requires coordination with functional business partners, Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors, Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals, management, the Elanco Leadership Team, and legal counsel.
Serve as the Data Protection Officer for Elanco as it relates to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe.
Drive effective implementation of the privacy program through the business. Work with business partners, Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors, and Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals to ensure that Elanco privacy requirements are considered and built into key business programs and activities
Oversight of assessment of the company’s access to, acquisition, use, and sharing of, information critical to the company’s mission and objectives related to tailored therapeutics.
Provides expertise, guidance, and support to functional business partners, Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors, and Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals.
Conducts privacy impact assessment reviews for new privacy related projects and provides guidance to business partners regarding actions to be implemented.
Directs initial and periodic privacy risk assessments to analyze and identify privacy program and business risks (self-assessments and/or data mapping exercises). Work with functional leaders, Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors, and Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals to implement an effective privacy monitoring program and compliance assessment activities. Additionally, assists in coordination of related ongoing compliance monitoring activities with Corporate Audit and other quality assurance functions.
Oversees and directs privacy communications and training and orientation to all employees and relevant third parties. Facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and related entities.
Provide privacy guidance when required to business development initiatives.
Oversees responses to all inquiries related to global privacy policies and procedures and directs all responses to all complaints and issues/breaches concerning the company’s privacy policies and procedures in coordination and collaboration with Regional Ethics and Compliance Advisors, Local Ethics and Compliance Professionals, and legal counsel.
Ensures compliance with privacy practices and consistent application of sanctions for failure to comply with privacy policies for all individuals in the company’s workforce, in cooperation with Human Resources, Compliance, and legal counsel as applicable.
Oversees privacy program involvement with external forums, including industry and trade association meetings, regulator interactions and discussions, standards bodies, and academia meetings as well as outside counsel in order to anticipate changes to the external environment that impact the company’s information interests; includes oversight of work with company’s management, legal counsel, corporate affairs and other related parties to represent the organization’s information governance and privacy interests with external parties (state, federal and other country government bodies).
Minimum 4 years experience and demonstrated expertise in providing legal counsel on employment law and litigation with a major corporation or law firm
Minimum 4 years experience on privacy matters
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Experience within the animal health, pharmaceutical, or related industry
Experience as Chief Privacy Officer
Demonstrated ability to perform successfully in cross-functional teams, with the ability to lead and mentor.
Strong leadership skills (critical thinking, results oriented, etc.), including a strong reputation for integrity and sound judgment.
Ability to translate ambiguity and complexity into a meaningful, actionable framework.
Ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound commercial and legal judgment
Strong business acumen and mindset towards collaboration.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively including strong facilitation and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to network internally and externally to influence without authority.
Familiarity with, sensitivity to, and willing to embrace international cultural differences.
Previous in-house experience on a global basis
High level of professional maturity and sensitivity to confidentiality.
Position requires some domestic and international travel.
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.