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Assistant Counsel I, Digital

The Estée Lauder Companies – New York, NY

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 e/m commerce, omnichannel projects (including related privacy/data security matters), retail store operations, IT, Supply Chain, and digital advertising and marketing.

The Assistant Counsel will report to Associate Counsel, Technology & Digital Products and have the following responsibilities:

  • Draft and review legal notices, agreements, and related legal documents for digital/social media marketing projects, e/m commerce, omnichannel projects, and other technology projects for online, retail store operations, IT, and/or Supply Chain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Assist with e-commerce related litigation matters.

  • 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.

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


Minimum Education level: Law Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 2-5

% Travel Time: 5%-10%

Required Language Proficiency: English

Licenses or Certifications: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), not required but a plus

Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):

  • JD from a top law school.

  • Licensed or eligible to practice in NY

  • 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.

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

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of privacy and data security requirements especially as relates to consumer products industry.

  • 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).

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

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to changing conditions and 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

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

Job Number: 1911327

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company s policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact [email protected]

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