Senior Counsel, Marketing & Commercial



Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Counsel, Marketing & Commercial. In this role you will use your experience in marketing and advertising law to help manage key business and marketing functions. Do you have a background advising internal clients on branding, assets, licensing, marketing, advertising compliance, and related commercial transactions with agencies, advertisers, and technology providers? If so, this could be an excellent match.

Our team supports each of the four brands within our existing ‘Family of Brands’ so there will be opportunity to partner with and support each of Reverb, Elo7 and Depop as well as

This is a full-time position. We are considering remote candidates based in the US for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.

About the Role
In this role you will:

  • Advise and identify risks to marketing and product teams as they promote and design exciting products and tools.
  • Balance commercial, marketing, compliance and privacy concerns, including advertising campaigns (US and internationally) with social media reviews, and consumer and business insights.
  • Evaluate risks and opportunities related to a company’s media assets and priorities, including marketing campaigns, influencers, SAG-AFTRA concerns, content production, technology partnerships, merchandising vetting, music licensing, and content distribution.
  • Answer new questions, solving uncharted problems.
  • Work collaboratively with teams to meet the needs of our fast-paced environment, and raising matters when needed to internal partners/groups.
  • Navigate marketplace issues, including: privacy (US and international regs), intermediary liability, ad technologies, cookies and trackers, EU and FTC regulations, COPPA, accessibility, SaaS and IaaS, and more.
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of US & international commercial agreements (especially experience negotiating indemnities, limitations of liability, intellectual property rights, SaaS agreements, etc).
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


About You
Ideally you'll bring:

  • 7+ years experience, at both a law firm and in-house, dealing with issues related to marketing and advertising for tech and/or e-commerce companies.
  • JD and are admitted to a state bar (preferably NY or CA) and are qualified to work in-house in New York.
  • History of being the trusted legal contact for creating and publishing advertising campaigns reaching audiences in various media, TV commercials and social media posts.
  • Effective communicator, verbally and in writing. History of speaking with technical minds and business leaders without legal jargon. Passionate about clearly articulating risk and strategies to mitigate risk to clients and executives.
  • Embrace goal setting and accountability.
  • Excellent business, negotiation and presentation skills. You can read a spreadsheet, build a deck, analyze, and communicate information to others.
  • Skilled at identifying, understanding, and managing international legal and regulatory risks related to our business.
  • Bilingual/multilingual is a plus (English/Spanish/Portuguese).
  • The most important quality for success on the Etsy legal team is good judgment. Knowing when to say “no”, “yes” or “maybe". You are mindful that the company is your client, and you advocate for the protection of your client.
  • A trust in and commitment to Etsy's vision, mission and values.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you've hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
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