Associate (Mid) - Information, Innovation and Intellectual Property (iCubed)

  • Reed Smith
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jun 26, 2017
Full time Data Protection Intellectual Property

Job Description


Technology’s rapid advancement in a global consumer marketplace has made the protection of information—about our clients’ businesses, and the employees and customers at the heart of those businesses—more complex and important. Reed Smith’s iCubed Group regularly advises on the issues that arise from processing, monetisation and protection of personal data.

While electronically stored and transmitted information is inherently global, the laws and enforcement mechanisms still trace national and political borders. This includes compliance with the EC Directives on data protection, and the privacy laws of other jurisdictions throughout Europe, the United states, Middle East and Asia. Our lawyers have devised new products designed to create user-friendly data management compliance solutions in order to aid clients in the ordinary and extraordinary transfers of data, and to help prevent breaches.

The London team specialises in data protection, technology and large, complex IT and business process outsourcing transactions. They advise on application development and management; software and content licensing; apps and smart technology; e-commerce, including hosting and content management; cloud computing and systems integration and social media. In addition, they advise on business process outsourcing transactions including human resources, finance and accounting, manufacturing and facilities management.

Their advice covers not only European, but also worldwide data protection laws, specialising in uses of data through technology innovation and development.

The Firm

Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 27 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Operating as one global partnership, we represent leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises; advising clients on cross border transactions, international commercial disputes and regulation. We specialise in industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, shipping and real estate.

We all share a common culture, with core values supporting the firm’s commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development.

London is our largest office with approximately 700 people, including over 300 fee earners across the full range of commercial practice areas. Consistent with the firm’s strategy, the office has grown significantly over the past five years. Key to this growth has been our ability to successfully integrate new hires into our business and give them a platform to flourish. We place a huge significance on listening to our people and incorporating their ideas wherever possible.

Key Skills and Experience

  • A mid-level lawyer with experience in data privacy from a well-regarded firm
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of commercial awareness
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • Self-confident, proactive, pragmatic approach to tasks and projects
  • Highly enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • The ability to interact and build relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • Desire to be proactively involved in business development  and marketing with a view to handling networking and client contact from the outset
  • Commitment to excellent client service