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Bully Pulpit Interactive Director, Commercial Contracts Counsel in Washington, District Of Columbia

Director, Commercial Contracts Counsel

Location | Washington, D.C. or New York office or 100% remote

Bully Pulpit Interactive is an outcomes agency made up of strategists, data scientists, and artists. We come from politics, brands, and government and we communicate without barriers and measure what matters. BPI specializes in public affairs, corporate reputation, and social impact. A growing firm, we sit on both coasts and connect Silicon Valley technology, Madison Avenue creative, Washington policy and real people.

The Impact You Will Make

We're looking for a Director, Commercial Contracts Counsel to join our finance and legal team. The Counsel will be responsible for leading, executing and managing the drafting, negotiation, and review of all commercial contracts, including client and vendor services agreements, licensing agreements, NDAs, SaaS agreements, marketing and ad tech agreements, DPAs, and other legal documents as needed.

What the Day-to-Day Looks Like

  • Overview. Your day will include applying best practices to developing, drafting, analyzing, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts for various types of service engagements in the marketing and digital advertising domain in compliance with company policy and applicable law. You will counsel internal business partners regarding contract terms.

  • Commercial Risk/Compliance. Ensure the identification of opportunities to minimize contract risk and coordinate commercial risk mitigation measures. You will support the maturation and expansion of our corporate compliance infrastructure, including the evolution of company policies and programs and their alignment to organizational controls.

  • Data Privacy and Information Security/Compliance. You will support our strategic initiatives through liaising with data privacy counsel to develop contract language as needed to maintain or strengthen compliance with applicable domestic and international data privacy laws and to protect sensitive information.

  • Partnerships and Products. Prepare risk assessments and deliver briefings to business unit/service line leadership (IT, HR, Legal, and Finance), as required. You will also collaborate with our media and insights teams and data privacy counsel to identify potential legal risks, critically analyze complicated data flows, and provide risk-mitigation counseling on ad tech products.

  • Additional Projects. From time to time, you will support other projects as needed. For example, to provide assistance with M&A transactions, and/or to build out and support a Contracts Lifecycle Management (CLM) software to facilitate contract workstreams.


  • Minimum of 4 years of overall legal experience

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar

  • Hands-on experience reviewing and negotiating a variety of contracts at a fast-paced technology company, advertising agency, or legal practice

  • Knowledge of data privacy laws (e.g., GDPR and CCPA/CPRA)

  • Expert proficiency in drafting contract language without the assistance of content management tools and/or software

  • Familiarity with both B2B and B2C aspects of the digital advertising ecosystem, including a good understanding of what and how various advertising technologies are used

  • A passion for technology and ability to understand complex technology and product use cases quickly

  • Advanced working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including PDF to Word conversions), and with contract management applications

  • Ability to communicate via telecommunication and video calls (phone calls, IMs, emails) as well as in person

  • Professional demeanor and judgment

  • Adaptability and ability to respond to direction as needed

  • Strong ethics, integrity, and values including ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to agreement contents and other highly sensitive business matters and projects required

  • Ability to adapt to changes, delays, or unexpected shifts in priorities while maintaining focus and productivity in a high-volume environment required

  • Ability to prioritize and complete daily workload and projects with minimal supervision and in accordance with deadlines and shifting priorities

BPI offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match up to 4%, generous time off for vacation, sick time, and 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents. BPI’s benefits prioritize employee wellness and progressive support to our diverse workforce.

BPI offers a comprehensive total compensation package for this role to include but not limited to a targeted base salary range of $130,000-$160,000 and an annual discretionary bonus, and generous benefits. Actual base and bonus compensation will be determined by a wide variety of factors, such as skillset, level of experience, and other qualifications.

Bully Pulpit Interactive provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, matriculation, personal appearance, genetic information or other protected group status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

*Note, Colorado Only: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

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