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Commercial Counsel

Job #: REQ-1235 Exp.: 4 - 6 Years
The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

Who We Are Looking For:
The Trade Desk is a dynamic and fast-growing company with a legal team that has tripled in size in two years. We are looking for someone who loves to analyze complex legal issues, find creative solutions, and effectively negotiate deals. We seek candidates who enjoy working independently, are highly resourceful, have exceptional communications skills and are able to balance competing demands in a client-friendly manner.

What You'll Do:
  • Exercise strong judgement to advise The Trade Desk team and contribute to the overall success of the business.
  • Structure, draft, negotiate and review a wide variety of procurement and sales agreements, including master service agreements, SaaS and software licenses, consulting agreements, temp staffing contracts, reseller agreements, colocation and other data center agreements, NDAs, and various other agreements.
  • Identify, research, analyze, and advise teams on a wide range of relevant legal issues and risks, including licensing, intellectual property, commercial, data security, and privacy law.
  • Provide support and advice on vendor RFPs and IT application reviews.
  • Support the department’s ability to scale globally by implementing new processes and technology platforms, including a complex contracts management system.
  • Work closely with business development and client service terms to respond to day to day client needs.
  • Distill and communicate complex legal concepts in layman’s terms.

Who You Are:
  • 4-6 years of experience working in an internationally/nationally-recognized law firm or in-house legal department (a mix of law firm and in-house experience is preferred).
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including SaaS agreements.
  • Admitted to practice in New York or California or the ability to register as in-house counsel in New York or California.
  • Juris doctorate from a top-ranked US law school required.
  • Strong business sense and ability to exercise good business judgement is critical.
  • Effective communicator, with the ability to interact with internal and external constituents at all levels.
  • Superior analytical skills with a creative and pragmatic problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent legal skills, including significant experience in structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of transactional agreements.
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced environment, juggling competing, time-sensitive demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (sense of humor is a big plus).
  • Background in advertising, privacy, and/or digital media is preferred.
  • International experience a plus.
  • Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role.

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