Legal Counsel



New York, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all.

Job Description

Legal Counsel is needed for a global marketing communications agency with abilities to handle review and negotiations of media, creative and consumer experience management (CXM) related agreements with senior-level legal support leading to fully independent work.  Experience with gaming, health and e-commerce is a plus. In this role, the Legal Counsel will:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements with advertiser clients and media vendors (including media owners and adtech vendors), data/IP licenses, and digital media creative production
  • Counsel the business on planning, buying, and placement of traditional, mobile, social, and digital media ads, as well as the execution of digital marketing and custom content integration campaigns
  • Assist on compliance and corporate governance issues and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and integration
  • Proactively collaborate with colleagues across dentsu’s three services lines (creative, media and customer experience) and dentsu’s central business functions (HR, Finance, IT)
  • Coordinate with outside counsel on media-related matters


  • JD from a US ABA-accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in State where you reside
  • U.S. based (location flexible)
  • 2-5 years of relevant in-house law department and/or law firm experience
  • Commercial contract negotiation and drafting experience
  • Experience with copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, license agreements general IP issues, privacy and data security issues and compliance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • You are commercially minded and can succinctly articulate legal advice
  • You are comfortable working with all levels of management and negotiating with external partners
  • You have well-developed prioritization skills given the likelihood of dealing with multiple projects at any one time

Additional Information

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.


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