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Senior Legal Counsel

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 1008893 Exp.: 4+ Years
Are you looking for something bigger? Do you want a job that is going to challenge you and continue to grow with you? Do you have excellent judgment and a practical business focused mindset? If so, we are looking for you. As Legal Counsel you will support our sales, implementation and client services teams in a constantly evolving and fast paced environment. If you would prefer to stay in your lane and do the same tasks over and over, this is not the position for you. We need someone who is nimble and creative, independent and proactive, and above all, someone who can join our small but mighty legal team, pitch in and help us take this company to new heights.

About the Position:
  • Provide strategic commercial and legal advice to Rakuten Advertising’s sales, client services, publisher, implementation, product, and operations teams on a variety of legal and compliance issues.
  • Analyse, draft and negotiate contracts with prospects, customers, and vendors, including master services agreements, confidentiality agreements, order forms, statements of work, RFPs etc.
  • Advise on and draft privacy related documentation (privacy / cookie policies, data sharing agreements etc.).
  • Ensure the business is informed and compliant with any relevant existing or proposed legislation that may impact the operations of the business.
  • Provide training to the business teams on contracts and compliance
  • Remain up to date on relevant changes in privacy, contract and advertising laws and regulations and turn them into sound commercial advice to the company.
  • Contribute to internal policy and process development.

About You:
Need to have
  • JD and 4+ years of legal experience including at least 2 years in an in-house legal department. In-house experience in a technology or adtech company strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with consumer privacy laws and working knowledge of CCPA.
  • Experience in face to face contract negotiations and supporting sales, or operations at a technology company.
  • Prior experience counseling cross-functional teams
  • Organized, detail oriented, and a team player.
  • Ability to take ownership of matters and have a solution focussed approach
  • Ability to effectively prioritize
  • Able to manage quick turnaround times and work collegially with sales, client services and other teams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Really clear, succinct and commercial in how you communicate your advice to the business.
  • Confident and collaborative communicator. Ability to guide and influence key stakeholders.

Nice to Have
  • International Experience
  • Working knowledge of GDPR

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