The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers – and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency. We are proud of the culture we have built. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

Who we are looking for:
The Trade Desk is a dynamic technology company with a legal team that is rapidly growing. We are looking for an experienced commercial attorney who has excellent judgment, loves to negotiate deals, analyze complex legal issues and find creative solutions.

We seek candidates who enjoy working independently, are highly resourceful, have exceptional communications skills and are able to balance competing demands in a positive and client-friendly manner. We want collaborators who will help structure deals with business counterparts and, hopefully, contribute some humor to our legal slack channel. The Trade Desk is a great place to work if you value a team environment with frequent learning opportunities through cross-functional collaboration and are seeking to develop your career by tackling complex legal challenges on a global scale.

What You'll Do:
  • Exercise strong judgement to advise The Trade Desk team and contribute to the overall success of the business;
  • Structure, draft, negotiate and review a wide variety of commercial agreements, including master service agreements, supplier agreements, insertion orders, and various other agreements;
  • Continually improve our legal processes to help us scale globally with a consistent but locally relevant approach;
  • Provide practical advice on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures and company policies in a risk-tolerant, but compliance-oriented environment;
  • Identify, research, analyze, and advise teams on a wide range of relevant legal topics, issues, and risk (e.g., licensing, intellectual property, commercial, data security, and privacy law);
  • Work closely with business development and client service terms to respond to day to day client needs;
  • Distill and communicate complex legal concepts in layman's terms.

Who You Are:
  • 8+ years of experience working in an internationally/nationally-recognized law firm or in-house legal department (a mix of law firm and in-house experience is preferred);
  • Admitted to practice in California or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in California;
  • Juris doctorate from a top-tier US law school;
  • Excellent legal skills, including significant experience in structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements;
  • Effective communicator, with the ability to interact with internal and external constituents at all levels; Ability to thrive in fast paced environment, while juggling competing, time-sensitive demands;
  • Strong business sense and ability to exercise good business judgement;
  • Experience working on equity matters and related disclosure issues a plus;
  • Background in advertising and/or digital media is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (sense of humor is a big plus).

Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role.

Our Compensation and Benefits ( for NY, CO, CA, and WA residents only)

At the Trade Desk, Base Salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $116,800 -$214,100