Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Partner

Wisconsin, Utah, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina
Mar 14, 2024
Apr 13, 2024
Brand Protection
Contract Type

Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Partner

The Position

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking an experienced Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Partner to help grow our Advertising and Brand Protection team. The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in traditional and new media advertising, marketing, and promotions matters and embrace the opportunity to help grow our nationally recognized practice. 

Join our team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our advertising law practice. 

The Company 

This is an opportunity to work with the Best.  We are Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.  We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals.  Since our firm’s founding in 1848, we’ve continuously evolved to meet our clients’ changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

The Location 

We have offices in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc, Waukesha); Illinois (Chicago); Utah (Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City); Colorado (Denver, Broomfield); Texas (Austin); and North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington); and Washington D.C. Our contemporary offices spaces are ideal for concentration and collaboration supporting our culture of working together to make great things happen for our clients. This position is located in any of our office locations.

Job Requirements

Knowledge Base & Education:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • A minimum of 10 years of specialized experience in advertising law, with a proven record of successful client representation
    Provide expert legal counsel on advertising, marketing, and promotions matters in traditional and new media, including ad campaigns, promotions, sponsorships, branded entertainment, activations, endorsements, and user-generated content
  • Protect clients’ business interests and brand elements in all aspects of a campaign’s life cycle, from concept, to clearance, implementation, activation, and data collection and use
  • Counsel clients to avoid and respond to challenges from government agencies, competitors, and consumers for alleged false advertising and unfair sales/marketing practices
  • Lead litigation of false advertising and unfair competition claims in court and before NAD
  • Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, actively participating in business development initiatives to further expand our advertising, marketing and promotions practice


  • Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team


  • Ability to lead and mentor junior attorneys and legal staff
  • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills, with experience in litigation false advertising and unfair competition claims
    Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion 

Problem Solving Skills:

  • Ability and confidence to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment
    Agility to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor


  • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment
  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S

Why You Should Apply

At Michael Best, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that provides a variety of resources designed to enhance its employees’ overall well-being, both at work and at home. Competitive base pay, outstanding benefits, opportunities for learning and growth, programs designed to help you plan for the future, and perks that inspire your downtime are all part of our total compensation package.  

To be considered for this position, please submit an application via our online portal.

 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

For Colorado applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The starting salary for Contract Partner positions in our Denver office is $300,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area and the portable book of business for partner candidates. Contract Partners are eligible to participate in Michael Best’s Contract Partner bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions. This position is considered full-time and is therefore eligible to participate in employer-sponsored benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, as well as elective/voluntary life, disability, and accident coverage. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the firm's 401k plan.