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Director, Assistant General Counsel

$144,000- $216,000
Posted Apr 19
Full Time
New York


Chobani is seeking a highly skilled and experienced attorney to join our Legal team as the Director, Assistant General Counsel with a focus on Marketing and Advertising of the Chobani and La Colombe brands. Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, this individual will provide legal support and guidance, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, protecting the company's interests, and facilitating growth and innovation in these areas.


  • Serve as the legal lead for marketing, advertising, creative/production and brand activations
  • Provide legal advice and support to the Marketing and Creative teams on a wide range of matters, including advertising, promotions, social media and packaging for Chobani brands, including La Colombe
  • Advise Marketing on an array of content including online campaigns, promotions, and sweepstakes and contests
  • Partner with Marketing and Creative teams, to develop and implement the effective marketing and advertising of our products
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various agreements related to marketing, and promotional activities, including vendor, sponsorship, influencer, and licensing agreements
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various creative and production agreements, including master service agreements (and SOWs), digital production, post-production, photography, and talent agreements
  • Stay abreast of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards impacting sales and marketing activities, including FTC regulations and consumer protection laws
  • Develop and implement compliance strategies and training programs as needed
  • Partner with the Marketing team to drive brand optimization and collaborate with IP counsel in clearing assets, taglines, slogans and marks
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the Legal team, as well as with colleagues in Sales, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and other departments, to support Chobani's overall business objectives


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing with the bar of at least one U.S. state
  • 6+ years of relevant legal experience, with a focus on marketing, advertising, food and consumer protection law
  • In-house experience at a consumer-packaged goods company or law firm experience representing consumer products companies preferred
  • Strong understanding of advertising and marketing law, FDA regulations, food law intellectual property law
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach with a commitment to delivering high-quality legal support and exceptional client service

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

_Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

_ Compensation Range: $144,000.00 - $216,000.00, plus bonus.

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