Assistant General Counsel
The NPD Group


Job Info


Learning and growing with NPD

Combining consumer surveys, retail point-of-sale data, and cutting-edge analytics, The NPD Group delivers trusted retail industry research to the world's most successful brands and retailers. We also offer careers that reward innovation and provide growth opportunities for forward-thinking problem-solvers who join our team. Speed your career growth, while working with the best and brightest in the market research industry.

Position Overview

The NPD Group is a world leader in market research. For over 50 years, the world's most successful brands have turned to us for unmatched information and insight that gives them a winning business advantage.

NPD is seeking an Assistant General Counsel to join our close knit legal team. You will be part of a collaborative group that works across all functions and levels in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, privately-held company.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with sales, client development and other teams to review, negotiate and draft a variety of commercial agreements, such as customer agreements with Fortune 500 companies, other data licensing agreements, software/technology licensing agreements, and vendor contracts.
  • Provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal matters arising out of NPD's business, including IP and privacy issues.
  • Develop and implement learning materials, policies and best practices.
  • Support M&A transactions, investments and strategic alliances, including due diligence.


Your Qualifications
  • 5+ years of broad commercial-focused legal experience.
  • In-house background preferred, especially with a privately-held company.
  • IP licensing-related experience a strong plus.
  • Experience in the market research or information industries, or in business services and/or professional services, a plus.
  • J.D. and New York Bar admission in good standing.


What We Look For
  • A team player who is pragmatic, business-minded and solution-oriented, who inspires confidence and trust.
  • An eager, flexible learner who is confident in handling matters.
  • A self-starter with an analytical mindset who works without extensive supervision, prioritizes effectively under deadline pressure, is able to quickly focus in on the aspects that matter the most to the business, and who demonstrates:
    • Integrity and sound judgment
    • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills (capable of assessing both legal and business risks)
    • Exceptional interpersonal, written and communication skills with an emphasis on being practical, clear and concise
    • Strong attention to detail
  • A candidate who is organized but flexible, proactive but also responsive.


The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



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