Associate General Counsel, Employment

New YorkUnited States
New YorkUnited States

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The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency. We are proud of the culture we have built. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

What You’ll Do


  • Provide employment law advice and counseling to our People Operations team and other stakeholders in North America on a broad range of issues, including recruiting, employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, wage and hour, terminations, internal investigations, compensation, workplace harassment, benefits, privacy, immigration, and employee classification.
  • Draft, revise, and advise on employment-related documents, including offer letters, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and commission and bonus plans.
  • Manage cross-border employment issues and collaborate with the employment team on global projects.
  • Manage employment-related projects, including process reviews and the creation, implementation, and continual improvement of policies and procedures.
  • Create, update, and provide training programs on various employment law topics.  Oversee and/or provide support regarding employment-related litigation, claims, charges, investigations, audits, and subpoenas.
  • Monitor employment law-related legislation, regulations, legal developments, and government oversight activities that may affect the Company in North America.
  • Advise on employment-related privacy issues.

Who You Are


  • 7-10 years of employment law experience working for an internationally / nationally recognized firm, or in combination with inhouse experience.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice in New York or California or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in New York or California.
  • International employment law experience a plus.
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively, with a high level of personal interaction in the office, across functions with a practical, solution-oriented mindset.
  • Able to work in a proactive, independent, and reliable manner under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibit excellent judgement, superior leadership, and strong problem-solving skills, and can proactively spot risk and deliver creative solutions.
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to build relationships across various teams and functions.
  • Effective communicator who can explain complex legal concepts to non-lawyers and provide practical legal advice.

Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role.

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

NY, CO, CA, and WA residents only: In accordance with NY, CO, CA, and WA law, the range provided is The Trade Desk’s reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and location. All employees may be eligible to become The Trade Desk shareholders through eligibility for stock-based compensation grants, which are awarded to employees based on company and individual performance. The Trade Desk also offers other compensation depending on the role such as sales-based incentives and commissions. Plus, expected benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with premiums paid in full for employees and dependents, retirement benefits such as a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, well-being benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, parental leave, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full-time employees up to 120 hours thru the first year and 160 hours thereafter, and around 13 paid holidays per year. Employees can also purchase The Trade Desk stock at a discount through The Trade Desk’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

Note: Interns are not eligible for variable incentive awards such as stock-based compensation, retirement plan, vacation, tuition reimbursement or parental leave

At the Trade Desk, Base Salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is$149,900—$274,900 USD

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork – LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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