Senior Product & Privacy Counsel, Forter

Salary not provided

+ Bonus plan + RSUs

Senior level

2+ days a week in office


Fraud prevention platform

Be an early applicant


Fraud prevention platform

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceSecurityEnterpriseBig dataSaaSCyber Security

Be an early applicant

Salary not provided

+ Bonus plan + RSUs

Senior level

2+ days a week in office

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceSecurityEnterpriseBig dataSaaSCyber Security

Company mission

To build trust in e-commerce by eliminating fraud for online merchants and marketplaces.


Who you are

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school and admitted and member in good standing of a state bar, and/or qualified solicitor in the UK in good standing
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience, in software company and/or in a law firm counseling rapid-growth technology companies
  • Substantive experience in advising on privacy and data protection matters, including with respect to the GDPR and CCPA
  • Substantive experience advising on AI matters, including with respect to the EU AI Act
  • Substantive experience with drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements, with a particular focus on privacy and data protection (e.g., DPAs, product partnership agreements, etc)
  • Experience managing an IP portfolio
  • Experience working at a high growth technology company, in particular at a B2B software or SaaS company
  • High ethical standards and strong communication skills
  • Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting Forter’s interests
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally and on projects that are new and/or unfamiliar
  • Ability to work on multiple issues simultaneously and set appropriate priorities while delivering results efficiently

What the job involves

  • Forter is looking for a Senior Product & Privacy Counsel to join our fast-growing Legal team
  • We have a huge opportunity in front of us, and the person we hire for this role will play a key part in ensuring we can seize it
  • Reporting to our Senior Director, Legal, this counsel will be the sole dedicated product and privacy lawyer, focusing on product, data privacy, data security, data governance, and AI governance and counseling
  • This senior position will lead significant aspects of Forter’s Legal function, supporting the Engineering, R&D, Product, InfoSec, Sales and other business teams globally on all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on product design, build and implementation, compliance with local laws, including data privacy and AI laws and regulations, and contract drafting, review and negotiation
  • This position reports on a day-to-day basis to the Senior Director, Legal based in London
  • Lead privacy compliance efforts by ensuring that our products and practices align with global privacy, security and AI laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA and the EU AI Act
  • Serve as the point of contact for privacy and security-related inquiries and incidents
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate privacy and AI considerations into our products and services, develop and execute a cohesive product legal strategy, and implement best practices
  • Monitor, review and assess new laws and regulations that impact Forter’s business, including privacy and security, data governance, IP, AI and payments regulations, and provide practical advice on their implications
  • Work closely with our InfoSec team on managing security incidents, maintaining security certifications, and implementing best practices globally
  • Assist in creating, implementing, and managing privacy, data governance, information security, and incident response policies, procedures, and practices
  • Conduct privacy impact assessments and risk assessments where required
  • Support privacy projects, provide DPA contracting support, and facilitate integration of privacy, risk, and compliance requirements into business planning processes, including marketing and new product development
  • Support the risk management function of the business, serving on the Risk Oversight Committee and relevant sub-committees
  • Support business teams in structuring product partnerships, and drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors
  • Advise senior management and business clients on aspects of privacy and AI laws and regulations globally, including through the creation of customer collateral

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Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Forter provides new generation fraud prevention to meet the challenges faced by modern enterprise e-commerce. The system eliminates the need for rules, scores or manual reviews, making fraud prevention friction-free.

The result is fraud prevention that is invisible to buyers and empowers merchants with increased approvals, smoother checkout and the near elimination of false positives - meaning more sales and happier customers.

Behind the scenes, Forter’s machine learning technology combines advanced cyber intelligence with behavioral and identity analysis to create a multi-layered fraud detection mechanism.

The company had previously announced IPO plans, however, it has yet to move forward with this venture. Since its $300 M investment round in 2021, the company has made several acquisitions, strengthening its fraud prevention solution stack.


Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

2% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

May 2021



Nov 2020



Total funding: $528m

Company benefits

  • Vision & Dental Benefits
  • Fitness Subsidies
  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance

Company values

  • Inclusive: By creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, we can win as one team
  • Mission-driven: We have a clear sense of purpose and are willing to go the extra mile for customers
  • Principled: When we make decisions, we do what’s right
  • Attentive: We are present and always listen first
  • Courageous: We dare to take risks and view mistakes as learning opportunities
  • Transparent: We openly share ideas, information and opinions because we trust each other

Company HQ

Midtown East, New York, NY


Alon Shemesh

(Chief Analyst)

Previously worked for 5 years at Paypal, holding various positions such as Risk Analytics Automation Manager and Manager of Decision Strategy

Liron Damri


Previously worked for 5 years at Paypal, holding various positions such as Head of Americas Analytics, Business Analytics (ARS) and Strategy and Business Development, LATAM. He served as Forter's COO until 2017

Previously VP Product and Board Member at Pango Parking for 4 years and Military Intelligence Officer at Israeli Intelligence Corps - Cyber Command for 3 years

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