Legal Counsel

New York, New York Attorney Posted May 21, 2024
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Title: Legal Counsel
Company Description: Global multi brand skincare company
Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)

Salary: 130,000-170,000
*Salary is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC


We are seeking a talented transactional and privacy attorney to join our Legal team as Legal Counsel. The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and will be based in New York City. This is a great opportunity for an attorney who wants to expand responsibilities across a wide variety of legal matters (IP and advertising) in addition to his/her main responsibilities of commercial contracts and privacy, enjoys working closely and often cross-functionally with a broad spectrum of internal clients and global counterparts, and is motivated to build strong and scalable legal and compliance solutions for a fast-growing business.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide range of commercial agreements and contracts for the company including but not limited to master services, licensing, vendor engagement, distribution, software/SaaS, technology platform arrangements, social media and marketing services, and other material agreements affecting the business.
  • Develop and oversee data protection and privacy compliance program governing the collection and use of personal information.
  • Assist internal teams to ensure that privacy legal requirements are incorporated into business processes and operations and contractual arrangements, including requirements under existing and forthcoming US State privacy laws.
  • Advise on current and future privacy laws, regulatory guidance, enforcement actions, and other related issues as they apply to our business.
  • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues and on legal implications of all matters as needed to ensure company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Research and anticipate legal issues that could impact the company.
  • Provide training to the company on legal topics.
  • Coordinate as necessary with corporate and global legal colleagues.

Key Experience and Skills

  • Juris Doctor from a top ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in one or more states, including admission to the New York state bar (either full or as in-house counsel).
  • 3-5 years of experience as an attorney at a law firm and/or in-house at mid-size company in commercial transactions, data privacy, direct-to-consumer, and e-commerce. Experience at consumer products/cosmetics company is a plus.
  • Broad-based transactional experience supporting a consumer business, including drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements and developing and handling templates and playbooks.
  • Experience advising on US privacy issues, including state comprehensive privacy laws (e.g., California Privacy Rights Act “CPRA”), including privacy related clauses in commercial agreements and data protection agreements.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property and regulatory matters relating to cosmetics is a plus.
  • Experience balancing multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment with proven skills in prioritizing projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and an ability to function independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues.
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