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Social Media Attorney: Sephora

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Social Media Attorney: Sephora


The Corporate Counsel will report to the General Counsel and will be responsible for supporting the company’s activities in the U.S., Canada and online via sephora.com. This position represents one of five lawyers in the company’s Legal Department.


Reviewing and commenting on commercial contracts of all types (including purchase, distribution, supply, manufacturing, outsourcing, licensing, marketing, sponsorship, publicity, confidentiality and service agreements);

Advising on technology and e-commerce initiatives, including Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Apple Passbook, mobile website, iPhone application, Tumblr, Facebook and Sephora’s hosted online community forum;

Counseling on legal compliance related to advertising and promotions in all forms of traditional and emerging media, including e-mail, print, video, point of sale and web marketing campaigns, client loyalty programs, user generated content, sweepstakes and coupons. This will include drafting model, artist and photographer agreements and negotiating terms on agency and talent agreements;

Manage domestic and foreign trademark and product name clearance searching, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement matters;

Counseling on privacy issues related to marketing practices, e-commerce websites and data collection and use;

Counseling and advising internal clients on regulatory compliance matters, including product packaging and labeling requirements, and state and municipal cosmetology and other licensing laws;

Provide assistance and support on commercial litigation and claims, including premises liability claims;

Act as primary contact for legal issues involving Puerto Rico and Canada stores, marketing and e-commerce while working with local counsel in those jurisdictions;

Provide occasional support on real property leases


At least 3-5 years of general corporate experience gained at a top law firm or law firm combined with in-house setting

Prefer candidates with social media and intellectual property experience

Law degree and top academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school

California bar membership in good standing

Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills

Sound judgment and strong negotiating skills

Ability to work well with a small, tightly-knit team, and the range to deal effectively with everyone from senior management to operations and store personnel

Ability and desire to seek responsibility and work autonomously. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with strong follow up

Retail experience a plus

Excellent references

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