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

The Legal Counsel requires a market understanding of, and the ability to identify, assess and effectively address, the legal issues and risks associated with  digital, social,  strategy, , and creative services  provided by a full-service creative agency. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial business culture and work collaboratively with all level of agency contacts from entry level up through to the CEO.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Review, draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements, client contracts, , branded content, production agreements, music licenses, influencer agreements
  • Advise and provide guidance and training on all aspects of the Company’s business, including agency law, social media, intellectual property law and data/privacy issues
  • Legal review of advertising materials and conduct rights clearances
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of the latest developments in the law and conduct research as and when necessary
  • Actively engages to address business requests on variety of issues including contract interpretation


  • J.D. and valid law admission to a state bar in the United States
  • 5 years of relevant experience (law firm experience a plus)
  • Exceptional drafting and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate legal advice to business teams
  • Ability to work on a wide variety of matters within a small legal department
  • Working knowledge of SAG, AFTRA, WGA and DGA rules a plus
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make practical decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Results oriented and time management skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline intensive in-house environment
  • Must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels
  • Must be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • Must possess high level of business acumen with impressive organizational skills
  • Previous advertising agency or ad tech experience is strongly preferred

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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