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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Sr. Legal Assistant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 131783 - New York, New York, United States



Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

In today's multifaceted world, it is an exciting time to join our legal organization.  What role will you play as a member of the legal team?  Under general attorney supervision, the Senior Legal Assistant supporting Marketing will identify and help resolve legal issues related to the advertising and promotion of Colgate products in the US and Canada to help drive the business and help lead projects with Colgate cross-functional team members.  You will also develop and present recommendations related to legal issues related to claims, claim support and advertising, including reviewing claims, advertising, packaging, and other external company communications, performing legal research, drafting materials for attorney review, and creating and providing presentations and trainings to help educate the business.  You develop expertise in our product categories by analyzing and assessing competitive advertisements for legal issues, supporting challenges brought by and against the company, and providing valuable input to improve our processes and systems. 

What you will do


  • Help support the legal compliance of all advertising and promotional activities of Colgate’s North America Division brands, such as Tom’s of Maine, Colgate, hello, Palmolive, Irish Spring, and Softsoap.
  • Provide paralegal support for legal challenges related to advertising brought by or against Colgate, including litigation.  Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams, other legal colleagues, and outside legal counsel related to marketing-related legal challenges.   
  • Draft reports, memos, and other materials, with substance, for attorney review and help maintain an online tracking system. 
  • Provide feedback and identify risks regarding proposed product claims and advertising copy, product labels, promotions, social, digital, influencer and other marketing executions.   
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional team members and contribute legal comments regarding advertising claims and their support, as well as the review and clearance of  advertising and promotional materials, including in digital and social media.  Review claims, packaging and marketing materials in online systems. 
  • Liaise with Contracts legal counsel, Colgate Trademarks department, and marketing teams to support  the drafting and negotiation of marketing-related NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, Amendments, permission letters and consent and releases, as well as other Agreements.   Interface with internal business partners regarding contract issues, as needed.   
  • Provide legal research and prepare summaries and memoranda 
  • Draft Google Slides/PowerPoint presentations related to marketing-legal issues, including preparing and providing legal training to the business under attorney’s direction and supervision.


Required Qualifications


  • Paralegal studies or Bachelor's Degree preferably in Legal, Marketing, or related fields. 
  • At least 5 years of work experience required; in a corporate legal environment with a focus on marketing or advertising preferred, but other experience in a corporate legal environment or a law firm could be sufficient with the right candidate. 
  • Experience using MS Word,DocuSign/AdobeSign, Google tools (Docs/Sheets/Slides), Gmail.  Familiarity working with online databases or tools preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, ability to work independently and collaborate with all levels of the business and legal organization. 
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize tasks.     
  • Good analytical/quantitative skills and excellent collaboration skills. 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in order to resolve issues. 


Preferred Qualifications


  • At least 10 years of experience in a corporate legal environment
  • Contract/Agreement Drafting and Negotiation Experience
  • Understands the product category and competitive landscape such that the knowledge informs analysis and decisions being made



Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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