About the role:
The Legal Counsel, Marketing and Advertising, located in the Parsippany, NJ, USA office, is an integral part of the Legal Team. The marketing legal counsel will partner with the marketing and product development teams in all aspects of product innovation, product development, claims generation and substantiation. The Legal Counsel will work cross functionally with the regulatory, medical, R&D and science teams to ensure compliance with all regulations and legal standards. This role will cover both health product brands and hygiene product brands.
  • Counsel and advise marketing team on labeling and marketing content including website posts, online campaigns, promotions, sweepstakes, and press releases.
  • Review and advise on consumer-facing sales and marketing materials.
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with trademark, copyright, consumer protection, and advertising laws.
  • Maintain strong, collaborative relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders.
  • Support advertising challenges with competitors, NAD, networks.
  • Negotiate and manage pre-litigation matters, threats of legal actions, competitor challenges.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Active bar license in NY/NJ
  • Experience in marketing and advertising law
  • Experience in-house in Consumer Products; science background
  • 5+ years of experience working in Marketing & Advertising law, either at a firm or in-house.
  • Experience working independently and cross-functionally, with a minimum of administrative support.
  • Experience taking on complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Member in good standing with at least one U.S. state bar and the ability to serve as in-house counsel in N.J; Active bar license in NY/NJ preferred.
  • Quick thinking, with the ability to interface effectively with senior management, solving problems in real-time.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong team work and influencing skills.
  • Experience working globally and in a matrix organization is a plus.

The experience we're looking for
Preferred Experience:
  • Has worked directly in-house and partnered with a marketing team.
  • Experience reviewing website content, online campaigns, promotions, sweepstakes, and press releases to ensure compliance with marketing & advertising laws.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts as they relate to marketing and advertising.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with highly demanding internal clients and other stakeholders
  • Flexible thinking and pragmatic problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment

The skills for success
Integrity, Corporate Governance, Compliance Management, Solutions Focused, Excellent Communication Skills, Risk management, Intellectual property, Patents, Commercial contracts, Marketing, Teamwork, Fact-based Decision Making, Ability to manage and prioritize workload, Continuous Improvement Mindset, Legal Services, Process Optimisation.