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Associate Counsel, Global Commercial Relations, North America

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Associate Counsel will be part of a highly motivated legal team responsible for providing legal advice and support to all the brands in the North America region within The Estee Lauder Companies, focused on retailers, distributors, consumers, and salons. We are looking for a passionate, motivated, self-starter to join our Legal team and help define our processes and policies.

  • Advise and counsel all levels within the company's North America team and Aveda business, 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
  • Structure, draft (or review), negotiate, and review a variety of commercial contracts, such as retailer agreements, distribution agreements, amenities agreements, pure play ecommerce agreements, and franchising
  • Strive for work efficiency with solution to build or improve operation process
  • Collaborate with legal and business subject matter experts to advise on cross-functional projects
  • Assist with due diligence for potential acquisitions and assist with integration matters for newly acquired brands
  • Assist with litigation matters related to commercial activity
Job: Legal

Primary Location: US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 2216416

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]



  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree; licensed or eligible to practice in New York

  • 8+ years of experience, including law firm and ideally in-house counsel experience

  • Fluent in both written and conversational English

  • Strong ability to think strategically and creatively to resolve matters effectively and efficiently and to build strong collaborative relationships with senior management, as well as business leaders and other colleagues in various functions

  • Excellent legal and business judgment; a high degree of discretion; and excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills

  • Someone who strives for excellence in execution and follow through, including excellent transactional drafting and negotiation skills

  • 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

  • A remote position may be considered

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