Legal Counsel

US-NY-New York
2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-14858
# of Openings
1
Category
Legal
32 Avenue of Americas

Overview

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Counsel is a role that requires a market understanding of, and the ability to identify, assess and effectively address, the legal issues and risks associated with search, digital, social, programmatic, strategy, and traditional media and creative services provided by an agency. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial business culture and work collaboratively with all level of agency contacts from entry level up through to the CEO.

 

 

Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities include

  • Review, draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements, client contracts, media terms, branded content, production agreements, music licenses, and influencer agreements
  • Advise and provide guidance and training on agency law, social media and intellectual property law
  • Legal review of advertising materials and conduct rights clearances
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of the latest developments in the law and conduct research as and when necessary
  • Actively engages to address business requests on variety of issues including contract interpretation

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

  • J.D. and admission to the bar of the State of New York
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional drafting and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate legal advice to business teams
  • Ability to work on a wide variety of matters within a small legal department
  • Working knowledge of SAG, AFTRA, WGA and DGA rules a plus
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make practical decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Results oriented and time management skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline intensive in-house environment
  • Must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels
  • Must be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • Must possess high level of business acumen with impressive organizational skills
  • Previous advertising agency or ad tech experience is strongly preferred

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