The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Counsel I, Digital Contracts in New York, New York

Assistant Counsel I, Digital Contracts

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The Assistant Counsel will be part of a small highly motivated legal team responsible for providing legal advice and support to Brands and corporate functions within The Estee Lauder Companies, in connection with digital advertising and marketing, e/m commerce and omnichannel projects (including related privacy/data security matters).

The Assistant Counsel will report to Vice President & Legal Counsel and have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide legal support for agreements arising from digital advertising, media and marketing initiatives and programs.

  • Draft, negotiate and review contracts with e/m commerce and omnichannel service providers and vendors, such as website service providers, digital software licensing and technology development service providers, and payment processing providers.

  • Draft and review legal notices and related legal assets for digital/social media marketing projects, e/m commerce and omnichannel projects.

  • Assist with e-commerce related litigation matters.

  • Assist with due diligence for e-commerce and omnichannel issues for potential acquisitions, and assist with e-commerce related integration matters for newly acquired brands.

  • Coordinate with outside counsel in international markets and international attorneys and affiliates to advise clients on digital/social media marketing programs, e/m commerce and omnichannel activities (including related privacy and data security matters) across markets.

  • Advise and counsel all levels within the organization, including senior leadership, to identify critical legal issues, assess potential legal options, and provide individuals and teams with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions.


  • JD from a top law school.

  • Licensed in NY.

  • Experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of digital advertising, media and marketing agreements, such as agency agreements, ad tech agreements, agreements with advertising networks/exchanges/DSPs, market research agreements and marketing services agreements.

  • Strong understanding of the digital advertising ecosystem and advertising technology issues, media buying, IOs and other industry-specific legal needs.

  • Experience drafting and negotiating software licensing, technology development and integration, cloud computing, digital marketing and similar complex services agreements (including related privacy and data security provisions).

  • Experience with e-commerce and omnichannel transactions and projects, such as advising retail/omni teams on innovative business models and user experiences within retail environments.

  • Familiarity with privacy and data security requirements.

  • Strong knowledge in digital technologies (e.g., social media, digital advertising, mobile apps, mobile payments).

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to changing conditions and execute in a complex matrixed environment.

  • Ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment.

  • Experience within the cosmetics industry or consumer products industry, not required but desirable.

Job: Legal

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 183110