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
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