Legal Counsel

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Apr 29, 2024
May 27, 2024
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We're looking for a Legal Counsel, in either the UK or Ireland, to support our International Marketing teams. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure legal adherence and minimize risks linked with marketing activities. You will collaborate closely with marketing teams, offer practical, risk–focused legal counsel, engage in commercial contract discussions, and assist in navigating advertising laws across our international markets. You will report to the VP Associate General Counsel who is based in the US.

What you will do

  • You will engage in drafting and negotiating a range of agreements, including for marketing services, agency agreements

  • You will conduct assessments and provide approval for marketing materials to ensure adherence to legal standards

  • You will provide counsel and expertise on intellectual property matters concerning marketing content, including securing appropriate permissions and licenses

  • You will supervise and provide oversight on initiatives aimed at protecting the company's brands

  • You will collaborate in addressing inquiries from regulatory bodies focussed on consumer protection

Who you are

  • You are qualified and admitted to practice in the UK or Ireland

  • You hold 2 to 4 years post qualification experience with a preference for specialising in marketing related laws

  • You have sound knowledge of a comprehensive understanding of advertising regulations, consumer protection legislation, and data privacy regulations

  • You exhibit well–developed capabilities in commercial contract drafting and negotiation

  • You have practical experience in intellectual property law and a sound understanding of trademark protection practices

  • In–house experience a plus

Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, civil status, family status, gender reassignment, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or adjustment to support you during the interview process, please notify the recruiter.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.

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