Senior Director & Associate General Counsel- Privacy and Product Counseling
The Trade Desk
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Competitive salary and Equity
10+ years experience
Internal Number: Privacy General Counsel
Who we are:
We are open to consider candidates that reside in Northern CA, Southern CA, Chicago, Denver, New York...anywhere that TTD has an office location.
The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.
So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.
What We’re Looking For
The role of Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, on the privacy and product counseling team, is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is driven to take a collaborative approach to building privacy and product frameworks that will redefine the digital advertising ecosystem. The candidate who fills this role will be an instrumental legal advisor and business partner to the cross-functional teams building the critical, privacy-focused technologies that will replace third party cookies and build a trusted advertising ecosystem for the open internet and Connected TV.
Reporting to the Chief Privacy and Product Counsel, you will be joining a growing international legal team as a leader and you will work on unique issues in a vibrant, fast-paced environment. As a talented, self-motivated, and experienced legal professional that is excited by taking on complex legal projects, you will be able to exercise sound, independent legal judgment in fast-paced, high-stakes circumstances, and must have a proven ability to translate complex legal issues into practical solutions for the company.
The role will focus on strategic and tactical legal counselling to product and business teams to mitigate legal risk in all phases of product development. You will have deep experience advising on all matter of privacy laws, with an emphasis in advertising technologies, and will be both professionally and personally engaged in keeping up to date with the ever-changing legal landscape related to data and consumer privacy.
What You’ll Do
Collaborate with the company's product and business teams from the initial stages of product development and beyond to identify potential legal risks and provide risk-mitigation counseling.
Work closely with internal business partners to understand their perspectives, processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practices while guiding them to the successful resolution of projects.
Develop privacy-focused global strategies to engage with partners, external organizations, and regulators in support of the company’s vision of a thriving, advertising supported open internet.
Educate employees, partners, and clients about current and emerging privacy issues facing the company and the industry.
Who You Are
Education: J.D. degree from ABA accredited law school.
Bar: Must be a member in good standing of an applicable state.
12+ years of legal experience expected, including significant experience advising on advertising technology matters (in-house experience on advertising technology legal issues is preferred).
Expertise in legal issues impacting the digital advertising industry including self-regulatory guidelines, privacy issues and legislation, consumer protection, and global privacy laws & regulations (such as GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and other international data protection frameworks).
Experience engaging with external organizations or regulators on complex privacy matters.
Excellent critical thinking skills and great judgment. Decisive, forward thinking, energetic and accountable, with a strong work ethic.
Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
Ability to boil complex issues down to the bottom line and provide pragmatic advice that can be operationalized.
Builds effective relationships inside and outside the company established on trust, respect and confidence.
Someone who is constantly seeking to keep abreast of current events in the wider Privacy community and has a keen interest in the underlying technology we support.
Collaborative work style, with the ability to build consensus, and drive for results. A good sense of humor is appreciated.
Advertising — the currency that makes most digital media possible — wasn’t working. Marketers didn’t have access to the data they needed to plan, forecast, and place media effectively. Content creators and publishers had a hard time monetizing their platforms.
So our founders set out to create something different — an independent media-buying platform focused solely on the buy side. One that puts the success of our clients first, empowering advertisers with data, transparency, and precision to reach the right audience anywhere. And in turn, helps power the content that fuels the free and open internet.