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Legal Counsel


ID5 / US - Remote / Legal Services
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Job Overview

ID5 was created to improve online advertising for consumers, media owners and advertisers with the ultimate goal to help publishers grow sustainable revenue. Media owners have played a pivotal role in modern democratic societies. Most of them rely on advertising to fund their businesses, which enable consumers to access quality content and services at scale. The digital advertising ecosystem is being disrupted by the continued rise of global platforms like Google and Facebook: they capture the large majority of advertising investments from brands and use these resources to monopolise technical innovation for their commercial advantage.

ID5 provides premium media owners and independent technology providers with a transparent, scalable, privacy-compliant advertising identity solution to help them to compete with these tech giants and to continue to attract advertising budgets.

Launched in September 2017, ID5 currently employs 15 people and works with premium publishers, advertisers, and ad tech platforms globally, including Mail Online, Cafe Media, DPG Media, Figaro, Prisma Media, Discovery, Future Publishing, Stroer, and more. The company plans to double its team in 2021, to expand the business in the United States and to increase its footprint globally. The company recently raised $6 million USD in Series A funding and plans to double its team, expand the business in the United States and to increase its footprint globally.

ID5 is a remote-first company, allowing employees to work from different locations and time zones indefinitely. We equip our team with all the tools needed to perform their work remotely and we ensure that the team bonds and stays connected thanks to regular all-hands meetings and standups, communication tools such as slack and zoom, and by organising regular offsites. We also offer WeWork membership for those who prefer not to work from home and allow individuals to move across different WeWork locations.

Do you want to work for a dynamic and disruptive ad tech start-up that views the current shifts in the digital advertising market as an opportunity to make a strong difference? If you share our ambition to make digital advertising a better place, we would love to hear from you!

About This Role

ID5 Technology seeks to hire a highly motivated Legal Counsel to provide first-class legal support for data and technology transactions globally.

The Legal Counsel will serve as the lead lawyer supporting the European and US business for the structuring and negotiation of data and technology-related partnerships and vendors agreements, as well as work with rest of the (outsourced) legal counsels to support the Company’s general legal activities, including corporate development and , labor matters and compliance

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will take care autonomously of the following missions:

What will you do?

  • Serve as the global lead counsel for the European and US business advising the sales, publisher and customer success teams as well as the product teams on all legal matters.
  • Draft, review, negotiate a broad range of agreements relating to the company’s Universal ID and Connect product incl. a wide variety of commercial agreements, such as MSA, software licensing, SaaS, professional services, marketing and vendor agreements globally.
  • Provide legal support to the development teams for the development and roll-out of products and services.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate all international corporate housekeeping.
  • Manage and advise on the company’s patent and trademark portfolio and other IP matters, and work with the development teams to review open source software licenses.
  • Work closely with the company’s privacy and data policy advisors in defining and implementing ID5’s privacy and data protection policies.
  • Collaborate with external legal advisors to support the Company's general corporate activities, including providing support for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, equity investments and other transactions.

What are we looking for?

  • Law degree from a highly regarded law school and be admitted to at least one state bar.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience drafting, revising and negotiating contracts globally, ideally with an experience in data and/or technology transactions, in a law firm and/or in-house.
  • Experience in a technology, online advertising, software and/or venture backed start-up company preferred.
  • Familiarity with data protection and privacy topics is a strong plus.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide business-practical legal advice.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work autonomously as an individual contributor, manage timelines and balance multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (French is a plus), including a clear and concise drafting style.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

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ID5 Overview

ID5's ambition is to provide premium media owners and independent technology providers with a transparent, scalable, privacy compliant advertising identity solution to help them fight back against these platforms. To accomplish this, ID5 has built the first shared identity platform for the advertising technology industry. ID5 was created by seasoned ad tech specialists with 30+ years of combined experience. It was launched in September 2017 and raised a seed funding round in March 2018. It currently employs 10 people in London and Paris.

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