Job Function: IPG seeks a talented, business-oriented attorney to join its legal team in New York. The position requires in-depth knowledge of issues affecting the production and implementation of advertising, marketing and media solutions in all forms of media, including digital and social. Critical skills include the ability to review all forms of marketing materials, to work with agency personnel to ensure they are legally compliant, and to draft and negotiate a high volume of agreements related to marketing and advertising services. The attorney should be well-versed in identifying and assessing risk and finding practical solutions. Advanced knowledge of trademark, copyright, right of privacy/publicity, unfair competition and advertising law is a must. The ideal candidate will have experience working and succeeding in a fast-paced, fluid, high-performing and open corporate or law firm culture, preferably in an advertising agency, advertising/marketing compliance department of a company, or law firm dedicated to servicing such business. Job Responsibilities: o Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including agency, supplier/media owner, sponsorship, sweepstakes and promotions, talent, confidentiality, intellectual property and music/content licenses. o Review proposed advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations, as well as adherence to best industry practices. Advise agency personnel of potential violations of law (including copyright, trademark, right of privacy/publicity, promotions and consumer protection law) and additional materials needed for substantiation for claims, permission for third party trademarks and copyrighted materials, etc., and additional disclosures. o Provide legal advice on an ongoing basis in areas of advertising law, claim substantiation, trademark clearance, copyrights, sweepstakes, promotions, rights of privacy and publicity, user generated content, social and mobile media. o Educate, advise, and counsel management on legal issues affecting business decisions. o Provide periodic training to business units on key legal issues affecting operations. o Standardize templates, processes and legal guidance where possible to improve efficiency of legal services to business units. Qualifications/Requirements o JD degree from an ABA accredited law school o 6+ years of relevant experience ; previous in house experience preferred o Must be in good standing with New York State Bar Association Skills: o Excellent writing, oral communication, analytical and organizational skills o Excellent business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice, demonstrating an understanding of overall business objectives and risk o Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, challenging and constantly changing environment o Ability to develop partnerships and to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of our organization and externally o Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills o Solid organizational and time management skills o Results-oriented with outstanding attention to detail o Ability to work both independently and collaboratively o Ability to handle high-volume, multiple prioritiesSalary Range: NAMinimum Qualification5 - 7 years Associated topics: communication, communication specialist, correspondent, headline, investigative, journalism, news, newsperson, writer, writing
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