Corporate Counsel

Campari America LLCNew york, New yorkFull TimeOn Site

Date: Nov 1, 2021
Location: New York, US
Company: Campari America LLC

Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities. Global Priorities, the Group’s key focus, include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey and Grand Marnier. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group’s growth strategy aims to combine organic growth through strong brand building and external growth via selective acquisitions of brands and businesses. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 18 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 20 countries, and employs approximately 4,000 people.

General Description of the Role

We are seeking a smart, self-motivated attorney who is interested in learning about a unique industry – the alcohol beverage world. While some of our issues are the same as every other consumer products company, we work within a historically unique regulatory framework, the 21st Amendment. Specific alcohol experience is not necessary if you come with a passion and ability to learn quickly.

This attorney will report to Campari’s head of legal for the United States (Managing Counsel) and will cover a variety of matters, with a special emphasis on contracts and trade practices compliance for our sales, marketing, and channel & customer marketing teams. This position will work with and advise internal clients at different levels within the organization and in different departments. There is also the opportunity for collaboration with our affiliated companies around the world.

We are a small legal department so an entrepreneurial spirit is welcome. We work hard, with a passion for creative, pragmatic, and elegant business solutions.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Acts as primary legal support for the Sales, Marketing, and Channel & Customer Marketing departments for most of their legal needs, providing day-to-day advice on a wide variety of topics.
  • Reviews, drafts, and negotiates various contracts, including for marketing services, sponsorships, joint promotions, vendor services, professional and consulting services, supply chain and logistics, etc.
  • Researches and keeps abreast of changing legal and policy issues concerning the alcohol beverage industry, as well as general in-house issues such as advertising, social and digital media, amongst other topics.
  • Supports Managing Counsel on various internal and external projects and initiatives, including providing trainings to internal stakeholders.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of four years of experience as a practicing attorney with a well-recognized law firm, preferably in litigation matters.
  • Prior in-house experience is a plus.

Education / Professional Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • Admission to NY State Bar or CA State Bar in good standing.



  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Customer service orientation with ability to provide pragmatic and creative legal solutions within a business context.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-changing, ambiguous, and demanding environment.
  • Creative analytical aptitude coupled with strong common-sense judgement skills


  • Ability to work together, with others across all boundaries to reach common objectives and extraordinary results.
  • Ability to make effective recommendations balancing market, product, financial, and organizational issues.
  • Obsessive attention to detail but with ability to see and understand the larger strategic landscape.
  • Ability to prioritize amongst many competing tasks and stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Spend extensive time reading, reviewing and interpreting written materials from a variety of on-line, paper, and other reference sources.
  • Ability to discern key facts and issues from interviews and written materials
  • Draft clearly written documents for internal and external communications.
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, both in person and virtually.
  • Able to be regularly present at the office location to complete job duties.
  • Necessary business travel estimated at 10-15%.

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. We do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex or sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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