Verizon Asst Genl Counsel in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

The primary focus of this position will be to provide legal support to the Verizon Wireline National Marketing Organization. Primary responsibilities include developing, maintaining and ensuring ongoing compliance with Verizon's advertising principles and identifying all consumer protection laws, regulations, industry policies affecting the company advertising and external communications. In addition to the above, the position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance with existing Verizon advertising and marketing policies, federal and state laws and regulations and assisting in formulation of solutions to any identified problem areas exposing the company to risk.

  • Providing day-to-day advice and reviewing advertising and marketing campaigns and the associated collateral for Verizon’s suite of consumer and business products in all media (including TV, radio, print, online, DM, etc.).

  • Coordinating internally and externally among different subsidiary and client organizations, including legal and other groups in addressing new advertising and marketing issues, including educating and training employees.

  • Coordinating with client organizations to ensure advertising issues are addressed in the rollout of new products and services and regularly supporting the launch and management of nationwide promotional campaigns.

  • Advising marketing clients regarding claim development, marketing strategy and offer presentation.

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing advertising agency and nationwide sponsorship agreements and associated sweepstakes promotions.

  • Advising clients and management on advertising and marketing issues, to include providing advice and guidance on contract issues and appropriate risk allocation.

  • Managing and/or providing advice and guidance on various company initiatives with an impact on external communications, such as those involving the development and implementation of new media and the systemic improvements to and/or modifications to product and service offers.

  • Coordinate with department colleagues and outside counsel on a wide variety of issues related to Verizon’s advertising and marketing activities including bringing formal challenges to competitor advertising to insure competitive fairness and truth-in-advertisingand defending advertising claims brought against Verizon.

  • Coordinating response to state and federal agencies on inquiries, requests for data or comments on advertising and consumer protection related matters.

What we’re looking for...

  • Law degree

  • Excellent academic performance in law school

  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar or the District of Columbia

  • At least 6-10 years experience as a practicing attorney in large law firm or in-house legal department.

  • In-depth knowledge of advertising and marketing issues

  • Knowledge and prior experience with federal and state consumer protection laws, regulations and general consumer protection issues.

  • Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts

  • Highly developed analytical reasoning skills, report analysis and keen attention to detail and processes.

  • Strong project management skills with proven track record of managing complex projects from inception to completion and team management skills.

  • Strong sense of integrity.

  • Strong business knowledge and confident decision making skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, motivational and leadership skills.

  • Ability to appropriately balance legal and business risks.

  • Strong communication skills required.

  • Familiarity with telecommunications law is desirable.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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