Job ID 2020-16592

Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer



1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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  • Newly created Legal Counsel and Privacy role 
  • North American focus on IT, Technology and Innovation 
  • Together with the Chief Information Security Officer, will establish and build Gordon Food Service’s Privacy Program from the ground up

This is an exciting time at Gordon Food Service with unprecedented investment in technology and our digital capabilities. This role will be instrumental in providing legal advice to the IT, business transformation, digital, information security, marketing, and, in a limited capacity, our sales teams. This role is also part of a highly collegial and collaborative law department that has won numerous awards, including one of Corporate Counsel’s Most Innovative Law Departments. Be part of it!

How will you impact the business:

  • Legal Counsel for technology transactions (software license, systems integration, negotiations, IT outsourcing (contracted resources). 
  • Authors the companies’ privacy policies and terms of use for its public facing websites as well as customer facing applications.
  • Manages IP portfolio, including but not limited to, over 250 trademarks. 
  • Provides legal advice on sweepstakes, contests and promotions as requested by the sales teams.
  • Interprets contracts, negotiating through disputes and managing litigation as it pertains to the foregoing.
  • Owns privacy compliance, including researching new regulations affecting the business in all areas; conveying them to the business; developing compliance programs in cooperation with the business.
  • Prepares training materials for business counterparts on various areas of substantive law, process improvements, and proactive risk mitigation measures.
  • Recommends practical solutions and mitigating risk to the organization.
  • Supports business personnel in projects to mitigate risk or that require legal input or guidance.


Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • 6 or more years of post-licensure legal experience required. 
  • Experience supporting IT (new and emerging Technology i.e. IOT, RPA, etc.)
  • Experience working as an in-house lawyer (Fortune 500 or comparably sized food industry company with a small legal department is a plus)
  • Admitted to State Bar of Michigan, license to Practice Law in Michigan
  • Juris Doctorate is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, other Technology or Business preferred

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Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

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