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Legal Counsel

New York, NY
Full Time
Exp.: 2 - 4 Years
About the role
The role will be that of in-house legal counsel primarily to the North America region although the successful candidate will assist with supporting local, regional and global management teams.

The ideal candidate will not only provide the expected legal expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts but will also demonstrate an understanding of the commercial strategy & negotiation process.

Some of the things we’d like you to do:
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of media services, creative content, IT, technology and data contracts
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of new business pitch responses and client renegotiations
  • Advising on data related queries such as data privacy and security and the transfer use and storage of data
  • Training and advising the business on risk, compliance, protection matters and relevant aspects of law
  • Assisting with creating a high profile of the legal resource throughout the business
  • Managing internal group counsel (WPP/GroupM) & external law firms and other professional advisors
  • Development of contract templates that can be utilised across the business
  • Managing & preventing client litigation
  • Advising on reputation management
  • Advising on IP and copyright

A bit about yourself:
  • 2-4 years post qualification experience
  • Commercial contract experience is essential
  • Knowledge of advertising / marketing technologies is desirable but not essential
  • Media / advertising contract experience is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of data privacy law is desirable but not essential
  • Operational / commercial experience, must be able to add-value, support / enable / facilitate change
  • Collaborative team player, relationship builder with a can-do attitude, lots of energy and drive required

What you can expect from Essence
Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape. It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.

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