People Counsel

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
New York, NY
11 - 15 years experience
Online Advertising & Marketing Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

People Counsel

About the team:
The mission of the Legal team is to serve as a trusted business partner in the creation and protection of responsible revenue for AppNexus. We strive to apply both legal acumen and business judgment to provide sound, practical legal advice to all functions throughout the organization. Our responsibilities run the gamut from drafting and negotiating contracts to evaluating product offerings to monitoring and addressing legislative and regulatory developments that affect online advertising. We are energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, fast-growing company that’s shaping the future of online advertising. 
About the job:

  • Provide counseling and advisement for the People team, including assistance on terminations, talent acquisition, and other employment matters 
  • Draft and negotiate employment-related agreements and policies, including offer letters, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other relevant documentation 
  • Advise our Compensation and Benefits team on legal matters relating to compensation practices, including equity grants, 401(k) administration, and bonus payments 
  • Manage and partner with outside counsel for all domestic and international HR matters
  • Provide counsel to leaders and employees of the company regarding labor and employment law issues 
  • Lead or assist in general corporate matters as needed, which may include corporate governance matters, M&A, securities and/or regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, and international legal issues

About your skills: 

  • JDdegree with superior academic credentials 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an employment law attorney 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for working in a high-growth environment 
  • Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical advice 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously 
  • Exceptional communication, analytical, and writing skills 
  • Ability and desire to work both autonomously but also collaboratively 
  • Member in good standing of the New York state bar or eligible to register as in-house counsel in New York State

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