Associate General Counsel

Department: Legal
Location: UK - London
Updated on: September 15, 2021

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MediaMath helps the world's top brands deliver personalized digital advertising across all connected touchpoints. Over 9,500 marketers in 42 countries use our demand-side platform every day to launch, analyze, and optimize their digital advertising campaigns across display, native, mobile, video, audio, digital out of home, and advanced TV formats.

MediaMath initiated an industry-wide effort to create a 100% accountable, addressable and aligned supply chain through SOURCE ecosystem. SOURCE by MediaMath is a technical and commercial framework for agencies, brands, tech companies, and content owners designed to provide long-term sustainable solutions for a clean digital media supply chain with brand-safe, viewable inventory. MediaMath has offices in 15 cities worldwide and is headquartered in New York City.

Key Responsibilities:

­­­­MediaMath seeks to hire a highly motivated Associate General Counsel reporting to the general Counsel to provide first-class legal support for data and technology transactions globally. The Associate General Counsel will lead a team and serve as the lead lawyer supporting the EMEA and APAC business for the structuring and negotiation of data and technology-related partner and vendor agreements, as well as work with rest of the legal team to support the Company’s general legal activities, including both commercial transactions such as client SaaS licensing agreements and corporate transactions such as M&A, debt and equity financings; investments, labor and employment matters and compliance. Candidates should be creative problem solvers who take pride in personal excellence, with a proven ability to thrive in an environment with frequently shifting priorities that requires communication and collaboration with colleagues across multiple geographies and departments.

You will:

  • Serve as the global lead counsel for the EMEA and APAC business advising the partnerships, data acquisition, media buying, product and analytics/reporting teams on all commercial matters.
  • Review, negotiate and draft a broad range of agreements relating to the company’s various technology products, including its demand side platform and data management platform.
  • Provide legal support to the development teams for the development and roll-out of products and services.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including master services, software licensing, SaaS, professional services, marketing and vendor agreements globally.
  • Manage all international corporate housekeeping.
  • Manage and advise on the company’s patent and trademark portfolio and other IP matters, including open source.
  • Work with the development teams to review open source software licenses.
  • Work closely with the company’s privacy and data policy and governance teams in support of commercial transactions globally.
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal department to support the Company's general corporate legal activities, including providing support for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, equity investments and other sophisticated transactions.

You have:

  • Law degree from a highly regarded law school and be admitted to at least one state bar.
  • 10+ years of experience drafting, revising and negotiating contracts globally, with at least 5 years of data and/or technology transactional experience, in a law firm and/or in-house.
  • Experience as an in-house attorney for a technology, online advertising, software and/or venture backed start-up company preferred.
  • Experience building a highly engaged, high-performing, growth-oriented commercial legal team
  • Experience leading companies through financing and M&A transactions; IPO experience would be a plus
  • Familiarity with data privacy and security a strong plus.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide business-practical legal advice.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage timelines and balance multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a clear and concise drafting style.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Why We Work at MediaMath

We are restless innovators, smart, passionate and kind. At the heart of our culture are six values that provide a framework for how we approach our work and the world: Teams Win, Scale + Innovation, Obsess Over Learning & Growth, Align then Execute, Do Good Better and Embrace the Journey. These values inform how we energize one another and engage with our clients. They get us amped to come to work.

Founded in 2007 as a pioneer in "programmatic" advertising, MediaMath is recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech and has won Best Account Support by a Technology Company for two years in a row in the AdExchanger Awards.

MediaMath is committed to equal employment opportunity. It is a fundamental principle at MediaMath not to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity/transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth or related  medical condition, and other protected characteristic as established by law.