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Corporate Counsel - Advertising

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 19652 Apply

Relocation assistance is available.

This senior level Corporate Counsel is responsible for advising clients on the legal ramifications of various global advertising/labeling campaigns, marketing transactions and litigation matters related thereto.  Prior experience defending advertising NAD challenges, class actions and counseling in the laws and regulations of advertising, marketing is required.  Knowledge of global laws impacting pesticides, anti-microbials, over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics is preferred. 

Preference given to large law firm experience and/or in-house experience.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Global review of advertising and communications materials to confirm compliance with applicable laws, company policy, and brand requirements. Analyze and advise clients on advertising claim substantiation requirements.

  • Defend advertising claims in NAD challenges or court cases, including class action litigation.

  • Advise global marketing teams on social media issues, including disclosure requirements and endorsement guidelines.

  • Negotiate and draft promotion, licensing, confidentiality, entertainment, sponsorship, spokesperson, and other miscellaneous agreements related to the advertisement and marketing of the various company brands.

  • Facilitate internal policy creation, update, and implementation, including assist in maintaining SCJ’s internal advertising/marketing policies and procedures.

  • Provide client seminars, education, and training on relevant legal issues, including providing training to employees on advertising/marketing obligations.

  • Identify and analyze legal issues in collaboration with legal colleagues to develop and effectively communicate sound, understandable legal and business recommendations to the appropriate business managers, ensuring consistent messaging on similar legal issues across brands and business categories.

  • Advise the business on the legal and regulatory requirements of global over-the-counter drug, personal care products and cosmetic laws.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements and company policies.

  • Partner with outside counsel to determine applicable legal and regulatory issues and creating appropriate solutions.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • JD degree and admitted to practice law in a US state and of good standing, along with 12+ years of legal practice in a large law firm or as in-house counsel (internships and summer associate time will be considered)

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience with applicable federal (FTC, NAD, etc) and state marketing and advertising laws and regulations, and experience with advertising self-regulatory bodies is strongly preferred - FTC, NAD, etc.

  • Experience in research and advising company personnel of the regulatory and legal requirements of US and global advertising and marketing laws is mandatory

  • Experience in global Food, Drug (over the counter) and Cosmetic laws is desirable

  • Experience in global Pesticide or biocide registration and regulations is desirable  

  • Must exercise sound judgment, be able to work efficiently and independently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Comfortable independently handling a wide variety of matters including novel issues in evolving areas of business and law

  • Ability to work confidently and collaboratively toward effective and harmonious interactions with other attorneys and with the company's technical and business personnel

  • Outstanding analytical, consulting, drafting, and negotiation skills with the ability to make well-reasoned legal and business judgment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to negotiate contracts and settlements, and to influence or persuade others

  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage projects or requests appropriately and effectively from several client groups

  • Strong leadership skills and results-orientation

  • Willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional responsibilities


Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information. 


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