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Legal Counsel - Marketing

Racine, WI
Full Time
Job #: 11637 Exp.: 7+ Years

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This position is responsible for advising clients on the legal ramifications of various global advertising/labeling campaigns, marketing transactions and litigation matters related thereto. Prior experience defending advertising class actions and counseling in the laws and regulations of over-the-counter drugs, cosmetics and foods strongly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Global review of advertising and communications materials to confirm compliance with applicable laws, company policy, and brand requirements.
  • Defend advertising claims in NAD challenges or Court cases, including class action litigation.
  • Advise global marketing teams on social media issues, including disclosure requirements and endorsement guidelines.
  • Analyze and advise clients on advertising claim substantiation requirements.
  • Negotiate and draft promotion, licensing, confidentiality, entertainment, sponsorship, spokesperson, and other miscellaneous agreements related to the advertisement and marketing of the various SCJ brands.
  • Counsel global marketing teams on a wide array of marketing, licensing, and promotion matters.
  • Partner with Public Affairs teams on press releases and consumer and media communications to confirm that they comply with legal requirements and company needs.
  • Facilitate internal policy creation and implementation.
  • Provide client education and training on relevant legal issues.
  • Able to identify global privacy and intellectual property issues.
  • Identifying and analyzing legal issues and developing and effectively communicating sound, understandable legal and business recommendations to the appropriate business managers.
  • Advising Company businesses on the legal and regulatory requirements of global over-the-counter drug, cosmetic and food laws.
  • Participating in a collaborative manner in cross-functional business teams to identify, evaluate, and resolve complex business issues, including managing third party disputes.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.
  • Working with business teams to create corporate policies, forms, and procedures.
  • Working with outside counsel to determine applicable legal and regulatory issues and creating appropriate solutions.
  • Teaching in-house seminars to clients relating to various issues.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
  • JD degree and admitted to practice law in a US state and of good standing.
  • 7+ years legal practice in a large law firm or as in-house counsel.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and legal requirements of US and global Food, Drug (over-the-counter) and Cosmetic laws.
  • Must exercise sound judgment, be able to work efficiently and independently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Comfortable independently handling a wide-variety of matters including novel issues in evolving areas of business and law.
  • Ability to work confidently and collaboratively toward effective and harmonious interactions with other attorneys and with the Company's technical and business personnel.
  • Outstanding analytical, consulting, drafting, and negotiation skills with the ability to make well-reasoned legal and business judgments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to negotiate contracts and settlements, and to influence or persuade others.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage projects or requests appropriately and effectively from several client groups.
  • Strong leadership skills and results-orientation.
  • Willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional and/or new responsibilities within the Law Department on an “as needed” basis.

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