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Associate Counsel

Location: Southfield, MI.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 4,400+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with additional offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

The position provides on-going support to the Legal Team, but also supports the Client Services and Talent Teams.  Associate Counsel will be required to advise both internal and external clients on all aspects of promotion law and all other legal related activities.  The day-to-day work includes drafting and negotiating contracts with HelloWorld customers; drafting Official Rules that govern our promotions; reviewing web based promotions; and supporting advertising for legal compliance.  


Description & Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Drafting Official Rules and Terms and Conditions for our promotions
  • Review promotions and supporting advertising for legal compliance
  • Advising both internal and external clients on all aspects of promotion law
  • Ability to manage and complete large projects
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific laws and regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place
  • Supporting the Legal Team in all of its legal needs
  • Ability to assess and align outcome of projects with strategic vision and goals of the company
  • Develop and conduct training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 3–5 years of experience in corporate and transactional legal work
  • Ability to manage and supervise team efforts for large scale projects
  • Proficient in MS Word
  • Ability to draft Official Rules in compliance with promotion laws
  • Requires extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Ability to anticipate, initiate and follow through on projects with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and with accuracy
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Logical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Strong grammatical/proofing skills
  • Must be goal-oriented and exhibit a high level of professionalism
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Juris Doctor Degree
Additional Information:

Merkle fosters a diverse environment that encourages original thinking about our business and empowers us to communicate with a global world of customers. We embrace differences of opinion and diversity of thought as they help us challenge and refine our solutions. Merkle, as a best-in-class marketing agency, welcomes big ideas, and believes they can come from anywhere.


More Information:

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