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Senior Legal Counsel, NA

Reckitt Health seeks a talented, business-oriented attorney to join our legal team in New Jersey.  Senior Legal Counsel advises clients across the Health product portfolio and works closely with the business to provide strategic guidance on cutting-edge issues. Ideal candidates will have in-depth knowledge of issues affecting the development and implementation of all forms of marketing materials, the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders (including agencies) to ensure legal compliance on all such materials, and to draft and negotiate a high volume of market related agreements.  Candidates should be well-versed in identifying and assessing risk and finding practical solutions.

Senior Legal Counsel
Parsippany, NJ  (
The ideal candidate will work on a hybrid schedule)
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package

 

The specific responsibilities are as follows:
•    Review and advise on all advertising, marketing and claims strategies, including on claims substantiation, artworks, consumer and trade marketing materials to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and best industry practices;
•    Identify and assess materials needed for claim support and substantiation;
•    Provide advice on best practices when launching new products, conducting IHUTs and consumer surveys and advising on clinical studies;
•    Coordinate the cross-functional claims analysis team consisting of regulatory, medical and legal to advise and clear on-pack, in-store and digital product claims;
•    Draft, review and negotiate all forms of contracts, including but not limited to: supply agreements, development agreements, distributor agreements, influencer and agency agreements, licensing agreements, talent agreements, vendor/production agreements and confidentiality agreements;
•    Provide periodic training to members of the North American Health Business Unit on all relevant legal matters, including legal process, advertising law basics and key legal issues affecting operations; and
•    Liaise and partner with global teams on related legal issues affecting the health business. 

 

Qualifications/Requirements:
•    Juris Doctor Degree from a Top Tier Law School
•    6+ years of experience as an in-house lawyer required; additional experience in a law firm highly desirable.
•    Experience with FDA, FTC, NAD and State Attorney Generals
•    Experience negotiating with creative services agencies, production firms, media companies, talent and rights-holders
•    Experience advising marketing team clients on media and content rights and any required clearances or talent releases
•    Experience negotiating media buying agreements, data exchange agreements, and digital advertising agreements.
•    Experience working with talent agencies and influencers
•    Experience supporting promotions and sweepstakes
•    Experience working cross-functionally
 

Equality

In return Reckitt offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
Reckitt is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.


Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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