Senior Corporate Counsel Compliance & Data Privacy (EMEA / APAC)


Title:  Sr. Corporate Counsel Compliance & Data Privacy (EMEA/APAC)

Location:  NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam
Requisition ID:  23586


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

NetApp is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel for Compliance and Data Privacy, EMEA and APAC, to join our award winning legal department. We are at a pivotal time in NetApp’s journey and the successful candidate will be a highly qualified and pioneering lawyer capable of guiding the business through its transformation as the Company develops its next generation data center and Cloud offerings. At a significant moment in the company’s history, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to be embedded in the business and influence the Company’s strategy and results.


This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Worldwide Compliance and Employment, and will work closely with the Company’s senior leadership in the following areas: developing programs to enable NetApp to help our customers change the world with data while operating within the scope of applicable laws; advising leaders on regulatory rules relating to NetApp’s business including anticompetition, anti-bribery and corruption, data privacy and governance; investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and enabling NetApp’s values and culture in action.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with multiple NetApp stakeholders in Legal, HR, Finance, along with our partners and with outside counsel.


NetApp has long been recognized as an industry leader in innovation and corporate culture.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic legal professional to join us. 


"To create a competitive advantage that will enable the company to succeed, we have to continually out-innovate the innovators. And in the process, we're having a blast.” – Matt Fawcett, General Counsel

Position Overview

As Senior Corporate Counsel, Compliance and Data Privacy for NetApp’s EMEA and APAC regions, you will be an integral part of NetApp’s global Integrity and Compliance Office (“ICO”), helping create and implement compliance programs around the world.  You will serve as a liaison between company attorneys, outside counsel and NetApp employees.  You will also guide NetApp on how manage and protect employee, partner and customer data while complying with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which it does business.  To be successful you must be extremely organized, detail oriented and customer focused; have strong written and verbal communication skills; be successful at building relationships across functions; and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic high technology environment.


The Company’s legal department is change and innovation oriented and seeks to hire topnotch leaders around the world with deeply aligned values and a desire to win! 

Essential Functions

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Worldwide Employment and Compliance, conduct risk assessments of our business operations in NetApp’s APAC and EMEA regions and create, implement and manage compliance programs and controls in response to those risks.  These will include programs to prevent or mitigate the risk of bribery and corruption, antitrust violations, and policy violations.
  • Conduct and supervise investigations of potential misconduct in EMEA and APAC, ensuring appropriate fact-finding, protection of attorney-client privilege, document retention and recommended findings and action items.
  • Assist other team members with the development and implementation of compliance related policies, including revisions to NetApp’s Code of Conduct, NetApp’s Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy, Whistleblower Policy, Gift and Entertainment Policy, Data Privacy policy and other policies.
  • Assist other team members with the development and implementation of compliance related trainings and communications, including regarding new regulatory requirements or existing NetApp policies.
  • Lead a cross-functional team of senior executives who oversee and advise on NetApp’s investigations, compliance controls and compliance programs in the EMEA and APAC regions.
  • Provide guidance to business units on the laws regarding data privacy and governance in the EMEA and APAC regions and assist in the creation, implementation and management of programs and controls to comply with those laws.
  • Serve as Data Protection Officer for NetApp’s German subsidiary.
  • Speak with customers regarding data privacy and governance.
  • Serve on site and regional leadership teams.
  • Serve as regional liaison and provide guidance to experienced team of Global Trade Compliance professionals.
  • Help drive departmental initiatives, including the development of metrics to measure our effectiveness and the use of technologies to increase efficiencies.


  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated client service orientation, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a variety of different personalities.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills – fluency in English required.
  • Must be able to learn quickly, apply legal analysis in a business context, and work independently to identify issues and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, set appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Substantive expertise in anti-bribery and anti-corruption law, antitrust law, global trade compliance issues and data privacy regulations, along with excellent project management skills.
  • A “Get Things Done” mindset and ability to think creatively and devise practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise mature and reliable judgment.
  • Good planning and organization skills, incredible attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to manage projects with multiple deliverables over different time horizons and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Ability to lead across cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in a multinational b2b or enterprise hardware/software company preferred.  Experience with an organization with a channel sales model preferred.

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in assessing, creating, implementing and managing compliance programs for multi-national companies related to anti-corruption, antitrust, confidential information, or ethics and compliance is required.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience advising on data privacy and governance issues strongly preferred.
  • Law degree required.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 

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