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Senior Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Nielsen

Senior Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) - 42988

Legal - USA New York, New York 



Nielsen seeks an experienced, business-oriented and creative lawyer to support the Corporate Development Group.  The successful candidate will provide global internal legal support for mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, equity investments, licensing, alliances and other sophisticated corporate transactions.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following and others as assigned: 

  • Provide internal legal support in all aspects of transactional activity across the world, including deal structuring, drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, terms sheets and letters of intent, the diligence process, and transactional document drafting, negotiation and execution. 
  • Work closely with outside counsel, including coordinating and overseeing their activities and effectively managing their costs.
  • Coordinate with other internal company functions that support transactions, including tax, finance and HR.



  • Must have a J.D. from a top law school and be admitted to at least one state bar (New York preferred). 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience specializing in domestic and international, public and private M&A transactions in a top law firm.
  • Experience in the media and technology sectors and with intellectual property driven tech transactions preferred.
  • Experience with U.S. federal securities laws and regulations a strong plus.
  • Strong leadership; ability to help drive transactions from beginning to end.
  • Team player with the ability to proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritize and multi-task, processing multiple deals to satisfactory completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to appropriately balance legal and business risk; pragmatic yet strategic partner in business and legal decision-making.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively within a globally distributed team and a fast-paced business environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely up, down and across the corporate hierarchy.



We’re in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we’re measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening now and what’s coming next for our clients. Today’s data is tomorrow’s marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We’re bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what’s next with us at Nielsen:


Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  New York,New York 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time 

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