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Associate General Counsel

New York, NY
Full Time
Exp.: 8+ Years
Summary of Job’s Purpose:
Kargo is seeking a highly skilled, business-minded attorney with strong interpersonal skills to join our team as Associate General Counsel reporting to the General Counsel/Head of People. This key strategic resource will work on all aspects of Kargo’s global legal strategy and practice, handling a diverse range of legal matters, providing business-forward advice and managing risk in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Associate General Counsel must be self-motivated and resourceful, able to get up to speed and advise on the full spectrum of legal and regulatory issues associated with advertising technology and the legal needs of an expanding tech company. You will work closely and collaboratively with senior executives and internal clients (sales, client services, finance, operations, engineering and people teams) and represent the company externally in negotiations with a wide range of partners and vendors (tech platforms, publishers, brand advertisers, agencies, operations vendor, real estate). Ideal opportunity for an aspiring general counsel.

The Position:
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements underlying Kargo’s commercial activities: advertising sales, publisher partnerships, technology licensing, intellectual property licensing, SaaS agreements, and vendor agreements.
  • Work collaboratively with internal business teams to identify, research, and manage legal risk across a wide range of business initiatives.
  • Advise on data privacy compliance worldwide.
  • Manage, strategize and advise on litigation matters.
  • Manage and protect the company’s IP portfolio.
  • Advise on HR and employment-related issues.
  • Assist in the management of corporate governance matters.
  • Monitor and advise on trends in the industry and areas of law relating to digital advertising and data privacy.

The Requirements:
  • JD from a top-tier law school, member of the New York bar in good standing and excellent references.
  • 8+ years’ legal experience with combination of a major law firm and in-house experience. Ad tech or media experience a plus.
  • Highly motivated, business-friendly team player committed to supporting clients in achieving their objectives in a complex, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities while meeting tight deadlines and providing top-notch service.
  • Must be a seasoned, detail-oriented practitioner with extraordinary judgment who will learn our business, see around corners, self-educate, and be viewed as a reliable expert.
  • Willing to engage in healthy debate and assert legal expertise while demonstrating a growth mindset and sense of humor.
  • Experience in data privacy compliance (GDPR, CCPA) is a plus.

The Recognition:
Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including:
  • Three MMA Smarties (2018)
  • AdWeek Innovative Mobile Ad Player (2017)
  • Best Places to Work in NYC (2017)
  • Business Insider Hottest Pre-IPO Ad Tech Startups (2016),
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (2016)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (2016)

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