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Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital



27d ago

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  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Legal
  • New York City


  • Must Have:
  • JJD or equivalent law degree.
  • Admitted to practice law and member in good standing in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • 10+ years legal experience, preferably in the tech industry, or in a law firm.
  • 3+ years focused on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Strong interest in, and commitment to, the legal subject matters relevant to this role (eg. Following NIST guidelines, EU AI Act, etc).
  • Excellent research, writing, counselling and communication skills and a client-service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across the organization to influence decisions.
  • Ability to manage a busy and diverse workload, and quickly and proactively identify and analyze the most critical legal issues
  • Ability to identify areas that are of lower risk and develop appropriate principled based guidance for clients.
  • Accountability, sound judgment, and the ability to take ownership of an issue and provide concise and timely advice.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • Nice To Have:
  • Computer Science background is a plus.
  • Think critically and creatively in fast paced settings to assist teams in appropriate ways to operate.
  • Excellent executive presence and emotional intelligence awareness


  • General understanding of cloud industry technologies IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms
  • Create and deliver AI/ML related legal training and other related knowledge-based projects.
  • Experience advising on artificial intelligence (AI) including machine learning and generative AI.
  • Manage matrixed teams through complex legal issues.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the legal tech space, particularly with respect to generative AI and advanced data management.
  • Coordinate with internal privacy attorneys on privacy assessments of products and services.
  • Maintain a constant, deep knowledge of legal issues related to emerging technologies (i.e., cloud, artificial intelligence/machine learning, data usage, etc.). Participate on select technology and business unit committees and working groups.
  • Lead cross functional teams by providing enterprise level legal advice regarding legal risks and mitigation options for innovative AI proposals and use issues, including:
  • Emerging AI regulations
  • AI in healthcare
  • High Impact AI evaluations and guidance
  • Assisting Transactional legal team in bringing transaction templates and guidance up to date with emerging AI risks and issues
  • Synthesize advice from other Legal subject matter experts (including country/regional, privacy, regulatory and digital transaction counsel) to ensure consistent legal support on relevant issues across the Pfizer portfolio worldwide.
  • Develop and support implementation of relevant policy and guideline updates.
  • Implement updates to various agreement templates, related guidance and other instructional documents, as needed.
  • Provide training to the business and other legal colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other Digital Implementation team members to support each other.


What are the qualifications required for the Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital position?

The qualifications required for this position include a J.D. or equivalent law degree, admission to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction, 10+ years of legal experience with a focus on artificial intelligence for at least 3 years, strong interest in relevant legal subject matters, excellent research, writing, counseling, and communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, accountability, sound judgment, and the ability to influence decisions. An additional nice-to-have qualification is a computer science background.

What are the responsibilities of a Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital in this role?

The responsibilities of this role include providing legal counsel and strategic input on AI-related issues, staying abreast of emerging technologies, managing complex legal issues, coordinating with privacy attorneys, participating in technology and business unit committees, leading cross-functional teams on legal risks and mitigation options for AI proposals, collaborating with other team members, providing training to the business and legal colleagues, and more.

Where is the work location for the Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital position?

The work location for this position is in New York, NY. The individual must be able to work from the assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business.

What is the last date to apply for the Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital position?

The last date to apply for this position is July 11, 2024.

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Mission & Purpose

Pfizer is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative healthcare solutions. They are committed to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Pfizer's mission is to be a leading force in the fight against diseases and to provide access to safe, effective, and affordable medicines. Their purpose is to make a positive impact on society by advancing medical science, developing breakthrough therapies, and collaborating with healthcare professionals and partners to address unmet medical needs. With a focus on research, development, and the production of pharmaceutical products, Pfizer plays a vital role in shaping the future of healthcare and improving patient outcomes.