Associate General Counsel, Product & Privacy

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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!

The role of Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Product, is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is driven to take a collaborative approach to building privacy into products that will redefine the digital advertising ecosystem. The candidate who fills this role will be part of a global team that is building the critical, privacy-focused technologies that will replace third party cookies and build a trusted advertising ecosystem for the open internet and Connected TV.

You will be joining a growing international legal team and you will work on unique issues in a vibrant, fast-paced environment. As a talented, self-motivated, and experienced legal professional that is excited by taking on complex legal projects, you will be able to exercise sound, independent legal judgment in fast-paced, high-stakes circumstances.

The role will focus on legal counselling to product and business teams to mitigate legal risk in all phases of product development. You will be both professionally and personally engaged in keeping up to date with the ever-changing global legal landscape related to advertising technology, consumer privacy, and data governance.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with the company’s product and business teams from the initial stages of product development and beyond to identify potential legal risks and provide risk-mitigation counseling.
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of the intersection of global privacy laws and advertising technology, and how the use of cookies, tags, pixels, and other mechanisms customize and personalize digital advertising.
  • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their perspectives, processes, applications, projects, and technologies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practices while guiding them to the successful resolution of projects.
  • Educate employees, partners, and clients about current and emerging privacy and data governance issues facing the company and the industry.
  • Collaborate with legal and business team members to improve processes.

Who You Are

Education: J.D. degree from ABA accredited law school.

Bar: Must be a member in good standing of an applicable state.


  • 8+ years of legal experience.
  • Familiarity with legal issues impacting the digital advertising industry including self-regulatory guidelines, privacy and data governance issues and legislation, consumer protection, and global privacy laws & regulations.
  • Technology savvy.
  • Experience advising on advertising technology matters preferred.
  • Detailed understanding of US state privacy laws (e.g. CPRA) preferred.
  • Product review experience preferred.

Desired Traits

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and great judgment. Decisive, forward thinking, energetic and accountable, with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
  • Ability to boil complex issues down to the bottom line and provide pragmatic advice that can be operationalized.
  • Builds effective relationships inside and outside the company established on trust, respect, and confidence.
  • Someone who is constantly seeking to keep abreast of current events in the wider Privacy community and has a keen interest in the underlying technology we support.
  • Collaborative work style, with the ability to build consensus, and drive for results. A good sense of humor is appreciated.

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$164,900—$302,400 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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