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Associate General Counsel - Advertising & Marketing Counsel

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary                                                          

Generalist with advertising and regulatory experience to support products regulated as medical devices, OTC drugs, cosmetics, homeopathic drugs, and dietary supplements.  Counsels senior and executive management and a wide range of functions (e.g., marketing, sales, quality, regulatory, and R&D) on a variety of general legal, regulatory, commercial, advertising and litigation issues. Uses legal knowledge for matters outside the US, supporting Church & Dwight international markets with occasional support from in-country attorneys. This position reports directly to the Chief Advertising and Marketing Counsel. 

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                                                        

  • Act as primary day-to-day legal counsel for business units, representing the legal function, and providing cross functional subject matter expertise in an evolving digital advertising landscape. Advise the business unit(s) and executive leadership team on strategic matters and risk management.

  • Review and approve product claims, substantiation, labeling/packaging, advertising (including social and digital executions), promotional materials, consumer responses, and other external communications.

  • Provide cross-functional leadership and support involving Research & Development, Regulatory, Quality, Sales, and Marketing (brand and global new products) departments. Support international Marketing teams as needed

  • Counsel and provide strategic advice on regulatory and compliance issues including recalls and market withdrawals.

  • Conduct due diligence for potential acquisitions related to product claims and substantiation. Integrate acquisitions into Church & Dwight portfolio.

  • Support the Company and outside counsel in offensive and defensive claims and litigation and in proceedings before National Advertising Division, government regulatory bodies (including FDA and FTC). Prepare written submissions in support of Company positions.

  • Supervise US and international outside counsel, primarily on regulatory and advertising matters.

  • Contribute to FDA regulatory strategies and execution thereof, including review and editing of extensive regulatory applications and comments, including 510 (k) applications, comments to regulatory dockets related to medical devices, monograph drugs and cosmetics.

  • Antitrust compliance counseling.

Education and Experience                                                          

  • BA/BS and JD Degree from an accredited institution.

  • 15+ years of law firm and/or in-house corporate law experience

  • Member of at least one state bar.

Skills and Competencies                                                           

  • FDA regulated products industry experience (medical devices, OTC drugs, homeopathic, dietary supplements, cosmetics)

  • International experience with regulated products (see above) is desirable

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work and interact with corporate management and others at all levels

  • Demonstrate strong change leadership, client development, judgment, analytic, organization and implementation skills through successful development, implementation and improvement of fundamental processes across functions/organizations

  • Demonstrated broad business orientation and ability to aggressively establish instant credibility as an attorney, change agent, and business partner with cross functional perspective

  • Be business focused with a strong work ethic and a passion for understanding the business and contributing in a meaningful way to the business strategy

Required Training

  • On-Boarding

  • Code of Conduct

  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance

  • Data Privacy & Security

  • FCPA


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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