Legal Director, Technology & Media Transactions

Job Locations US-NY | US-CA-Irvine
Full Time

About the Team

VIZIO is an extremely collaborative work environment. Accordingly, the LEGAL DIRECTOR, Technology & Media Transactions will need to partner effectively with VIZIO's product, software, engineering, business teams, and other key stakeholders. Your partnership will allow you to obtain necessary information, conduct legal analysis, provide strategic advice, and ensure that all interests of the affected business units are appropriately represented in the applicable legal contract.

What You Will Do

The successful candidate must have experience negotiating media buying agreements, data exchange agreements (DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, ad exchanges, and networks, etcetera), digital advertising agreements (insertion orders, variations on IAB terms, NAI/DAA compliance), and a demonstrated ability to translate legal requirements into actionable advice for the ad sales and ad ops teams. In addition, you must have a good, general understanding of digital advertising technology, Internet technology, keen analytical abilities, excellent judgment, a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, flexibility to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment, and the ability to make intelligent decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information. This position is a fantastic opportunity to play a vital role in supporting and leading the company's rapid growth. Like all attorneys at all levels at VIZIO, this individual must be willing to pitch in wherever necessary to assist the legal team in meeting the company's goals.


This individual should have ten (10) plus years of relevant industry experience as a transactional attorney. In addition, candidates should have a solid background and experience in negotiating, drafting, and advising various agreements. Both law firm and In-house experience are helpful. This position may be located in Orange County, California, or New York, New York.


There is potential for expansion of duties and greater responsibilities and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the continued growth of the legal department at VIZIO as the department ramps up to meet the demands for VIZIO's rapidly expanding business. The attorney will work closely with the in-house legal team members, outside counsel, and multiple client groups/functional departments at all company levels.


About You


  • Bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctorate from a U.S. accredited law school
  • At least ten (10) plus years of transactional legal experience at a law firm or in-house, that includes five (5) plus years working with the internet, technology, or media companies in the ad tech/data space (e.g., ad serving, programmatic, data management, measurement, and analytics)
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of California or qualify to register as California in-house counsel.
  • Familiarity with both B2B and B2C aspects of the digital advertising ecosystem
  • Familiarity with insertion orders and IAB terms and conditions for digital advertising.
  • experience drafting and negotiating digital marketing agreements and similar complex services agreements, including related privacy and data security provisions
  • Skills and experience necessary to advise on a broad range of the legal issues related to digital advertising businesses, including intellectual property, data protection, consumer protection, and privacy issues in the context of advertising-related technology (e.g., use of beacons, cookies, and cookie alternatives across devices, programmatic technologies and matching of datasets to target ads to various audience segments)
  • experience working in a cross-department, a cross-functional role requiring good client relationship skills, including the ability to independently solicit the advice and input of different stakeholders as necessary and appropriate
  • Excellent negotiating skills, keen analytical abilities, a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, as well as a track record of success in handling complex business and legal issues in a fast-paced, agile, and evolving technology-driven business environment
  • Proven ability to quickly understand complex products and services while identifying key issues and risks and offering creative solutions for business enablement
  • Sense of humor and strong interpersonal skills, including maturity, creativity, and a high energy level
  • Team-oriented and able to interact effectively and influence peers and all levels of management
  • Possess the ability to work well in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment, as well as in a small team environment and become a productive and positive member of the Legal department


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Headquartered in Irvine, California, VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and the #1 Sound Bar Brand in America. VIZIO's mission is to deliver high performance, smarter products with the latest innovations at a significant savings that we can pass along to our consumers. Our loyal following and industry-wide praise continues to grow as we redefine what it means to be smart.


VIZIO, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We will not pay fees to any third-party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.


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