Advertising/Regulatory Counsel (Remote)

Advertising/Regulatory Counsel (Remote)



StackAdapt is in an incredibly exciting phase of growth having recently doubled in employee size over the last year and having expanded its footprint outside of North America to establish a strong presence in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions.

As StackAdapt’s first dedicated Advertising/Regulatory Counsel, and to support StackAdapt’s commitment to platform quality and compliance, you will lead all advertising/regulatory advice for the Company globally (working closely with the General Counsel and with the Global Privacy Counsel). This is a rare and exciting opportunity that allows you to play a key role on an expanding Legal team at a high growth Canadian tech company, and to apply your leadership skills and vision to the role. You will report to the General Counsel, liaise with the COO and senior leadership team, and work closely and collaboratively with teams across all levels in revenue and Platform Quality.

StackAdapt is a Remote First company. This role is open to candidates located anywhere in Canada. Occasional travel may be required.

What you'll be doing:

  • Monitor and advise on advertising regulations in multiple jurisdictions for sensitive or regulated verticals such as gaming, cannabis, healthcare, political
  • Actively collaborate with a wide variety of teams, including product, Platform Quality, and revenue, on a range of complex issues related to regulatory compliance, commercialization, and advertising in certain regulated verticals
  • Support and provide legal review in respect of planning and compliance tools
  • Ownership of and helping build scalable and effective processes for legal review and monitoring developments in regulated verticals
  • Draft commercial terms applicable to regulated verticals; manage escalations and inquiries
  • Manage occasional outside counsel across multiple jurisdictions
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of other current legislative developments that may have an impact on company operations or product
  • Recommend changes based on the law or other legal issues that may involve StackAdapt strategic operations
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries and serve as a liaison with regulators in regulatory issues in coordination with other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Provide thought leadership internally and externally
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and training to StackAdapters

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • A positive, collaborative spirit, and a learning mindset
  • Adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity, and enjoy a fast-paced environment and a variety of work
  • Exceptional legal research skills, particularly in areas of new legislation and regulation and application of same to specific use cases
  • Possess professional maturity and integrity
  • Possess excellent legal and business judgment and are comfortable balancing legal risks and business strategy
  • Exceptional writing skills, strong attention to detail, and an ability to create original drafted documents
  • At least 5+ years’ relevant experience in an inhouse (or comparable) or reputable firm setting
  • Strong understanding of or interest in the AdTech/MarTech industry and technology
  • A Canadian law degree (LLB or JD) is preferred
  • Call to the Bar in one or more Canadian Provinces; additional US experience credentials an asset
  • A desire to mentor and educate non-legal team members in a constructive and motivational way, consistent with StackAdapt culture and values

StackAdapters Enjoy:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits from League on day one of employment
  • RRSP Matching
  • Work from home reimbursements
  • Global WeWork membership
  • Coverage and support of personal development initiatives (conferences, courses, etc)
  • An awesome parental leave policy
  • A weekly $15 lunch credit via Ritual
  • A friendly, welcoming, and supportive culture
  • Our social and team events (virtually!)

StackAdapt is a diverse and inclusive team of collaborative, hardworking individuals trying to make a dent in the universe. No matter who you are, where you are from, who you love, follow in faith, disability (or superpower) status, ethnicity, or the gender you identify with (if you’re comfortable, let us know your pronouns), you are welcome at StackAdapt. If you have any requests or requirements to support you throughout any part of the interview process, please let our Talent team know.

About StackAdapt

StackAdapt is a self-serve programmatic advertising platform used by the most exceptional digital marketers. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ad buyers plan, execute, and manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns across all devices, inventory, and publisher partners. StackAdapt is a Top 100 Software Product on G2, being the only DSP on the Best Software Products and Highest Satisfaction lists.

We've been recognized for our high performing campaign conversion rates, award-winning customer service, and innovation by numerous industry publications including:

#1 DSP on G2 and leader in the Video and Cross-Channel Advertising Categories

Top 5 on Ad Age's 2022 Best Places to Work

Great Place to Work® named StackAdapt as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Start-ups in 2021

A Top Growing Company in Canada based on the Globe and Mail's 2020 Business Report

Named a Technology Fast 50™ Program Winner for 2021

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