Senior Counsel (Hybrid)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Re:Sources is the backbone of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group. Formed in 1998 as a small team to service a few Publicis Groupe firms, Publicis Re:Sources has grown to 4,000+ people servicing a global network of prestigious advertising, public relations, media, healthcare and digital marketing agencies. We provide technology solutions and business services including finance, accounting, legal, benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury and risk management to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients.  In addition to providing essential, everyday services to the 86,000+ global Publicis Groupe employees, we build products and support capabilities that advances Publicis Groupe’s long-term growth strategy — taking even the smallest ideas into big concepts and beyond.

In addition to providing essential, everyday services to our agencies, Publicis Re:Sources develops and implements platforms, applications and tools to enhance productivity, encourage collaboration and enable professional and personal development. We continually transform to keep pace with our ever-changing communications industry and thrive on a spirit of innovation felt around the globe. With our support, Publicis Groupe agencies continue to create and deliver award-winning campaigns for their clients.

The company is a premier shared services company serving the financial, technological and administrative needs of U.S.-based business units of the world’s third largest Communications company.  With 2021 net revenues of over 10 billion Euros, the parent company specializes in Advertising, Digital, Media buying and consultancy.  The parent company is present in over 100+ countries on 5 continents, with 80,000 employees.


Job Description

Re:Sources is seeking a Senior Counsel to assist our North America business. The ideal candidate will provide sound legal advice and counsel to our agencies within Publicis Groupe in support of their daily operations.


  • Provide legal advice on an ongoing basis in areas of advertising and media law, including but not limited to claim substantiation, trademark clearance, copyright, rights of privacy and publicity, user-generated content, website development, technology, e-commerce, and media and social media matters.   
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including client-agency, supplier/media owner, media placement, sponsorship, talent, confidentiality, and intellectual property licenses and agreements
  • Review marketing materials to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations, as well as adherence to best industry practices and any client requirements
  • Conduct preliminary trademark searches and review full trademark searches
  • Educate, advise, and counsel management on legal issues affecting business decisions
  • Provide periodic training to business units on key legal issues affecting operations
  • Provide day to day legal support to the business teams 
  • Standardize templates, processes and legal guidance where possible to improve efficiency of legal services to business units 




  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • 6+ years of relevant experience 
  • Must be licensed to practice and in good standing in Illinois
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice, demonstrating a deep and practical understanding of overall business objectives and risk
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, challenging and constantly changing environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to varied audiences and stakeholders
  • Ability to develop partnerships and to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of our organization and externally
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Service- and results-oriented with outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to handle high-volume, multiple priorities


Additional Information

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This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) currently in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relations.

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