Caterpillar, Inc. Data Privacy Paralegal in Peoria, Illinois

Data Privacy Paralegal


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge.

Caterpillar is seeking a Paralegal to support its legal data privacy team. The team provides legal support for data privacy issues, including supporting Caterpillar’s privacy compliance activities and supporting Caterpillar business leaders in the identification and resolution of privacy issues. Matters handled by the team may include analyzing potential data breach incidents and supporting, evaluating and providing advice around changes in laws, changes in technology and changes in business processes.

The Paralegal would interact with internal business partners, outside counsel and experts. Typical job duties include matter intake and administration; performing legal research, organizing and tracking legal requirements, development of data privacy compliance tools (e.g., guidelines, templates, FAQs) and participating in data privacy projects.The successful candidate will also assist others in finding, using and applying these tools (e.g., form contract language and templates); facilitating meetings; and preparing summaries, reports and presentations.

The position will assist in preparation for meetings with senior leaders on status updates.The position collaborates on budget and outside counsel management.


The successful candidate shouldpossess:

  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality;

  • Strong process discipline and thewillingness and ability to actively participate in the development of processdocumentation and process improvement;

  • Good attention to detail;

  • A collaborative / team basedapproach to problem solving;

  • The ability to be responsive, clientand colleague focused;

  • Strong skills with Microsoft Officesuite of products;

  • Experience with legal documentmanagement and matter management software;

  • An interest and willingness to learnabout data, technology and data privacy laws;

  • Strong written and verbalcommunications skills and personal accountability;

  • An eagerness to contribute to thecreation of a high-performing team;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in paralegalstudies (or Bachelor’s Degree with paralegal certificate); and

  • 3-5 years paralegal experience.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website .

Job Legal

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Peoria

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 18000BFH