General Counsel - 144
Our client, an innovative data company, is looking for a talented General Counsel to advise on legal matters, provide dedicated support to the revenue teams, and build relationships with stakeholders. This role is crafted with a personable, self-directed individual in mind who can advise clients, including senior executives, on complex content- and technology-related regulatory matters as well as legal and privacy issues. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant company with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture. This role requires someone with deep legal experience involving data, privacy, and ad-tech. This high visibility role requires an advocate with strong communication skills who can be a respected voice working with internal and external stakeholders.
- Maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and serve as legal support for revenue team
- Draft, review, and negotiate SaaS, partnership, data licensing, and distribution agreements
- Communicate with clients and educate them on applicable legal processes and policies
- Stay current on changes to policies, laws, and regulations (particularly with regard to digital privacy) and serve as a resource for key partners
- Work with internal teams to maintain corporate legal infrastructure, company records, and contract management system
- Manage a team of direct reports
- 5+ years legal experience in SaaS, digital media, ad tech, or with a legal firm serving high-growth clients in those industries
- JD and active membership in at least one state bar
- Deep knowledge of legal and regulatory issues in ad tech/digital media space
- Practical knowledge of digital privacy and data protection laws, with an eye to ongoing developments (GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
- Flexible and driven mindset, comfortable working with minimal oversight under time constraints
- Willingness to work modified hours to support international teams
- Experience counseling and advising product and technology teams on regulatory challenges
- Candidates based in DC, Baltimore, and NY areas are preferred.
Searchlight is a digital recruitment firm specializing in media, advertising, and emerging technology. Our expertise includes media sales, marketing, technology sales, media, client services, project management, analytics, ad operations, and other clients facing roles. If you are looking for a career in digital, we'd love to hear from you!