Michael Best is Seeking a Partner Level Advertising & Promotions Attorney

This is an opportunity to work with the Best.

Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, is seeking an experienced Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Partner to help grow our Advertising and Brand Protection team. The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in traditional and new media advertising, marketing, and promotions matters and embrace the opportunity to help grow our nationally recognized practice.

Join our team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our advertising law practice.

We have offices in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc, Waukesha), Illinois (Chicago), Utah (Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City), Colorado (Denver, Broomfield), Texas (Austin), and North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington), and Washington D.C. This is a full-time, permanent position located in any of our office locations.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge Base & Education:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • A minimum of 10 years of specialized experience in advertising law, with a proven record of successful client representation
  • Provide expert legal counsel on advertising, marketing, and promotions matters in traditional and new media, including ad campaigns, promotions, sponsorships, branded entertainment, activations, endorsements, and user-generated content
  • Protect clients’ business interests and brand elements in all aspects of a campaign’s life cycle, from concept, to clearance, implementation, activation, and data collection and use
  • Counsel clients to avoid and respond to challenges from government agencies, competitors, and consumers for alleged false advertising and unfair sales/marketing practices
  • Lead litigation of false advertising and unfair competition claims in court and before NAD
  • Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, actively participating in business development initiatives to further expand our advertising, marketing and promotions practice


  • Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team


  • Ability to lead and mentor junior attorneys and legal staff
  • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills, with experience in litigation false advertising and unfair competition claims
  • Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion

Problem Solving Skills:

  • Ability and confidence to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment
  • Agility to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor


  • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment


  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

Why You Should Apply:

At Michael Best, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that provides a variety of resources designed to enhance its employees’ overall well-being, both at work and at home. Competitive base pay, outstanding benefits, opportunities for learning and growth, programs designed to help you plan for the future, and perks that inspire your downtime are all part of our total compensation package.

Learning and Growth:

  • Challenging and Dynamic Role
  • Career Development Planning
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Performance Management and Coaching
  • Specialized Training Programs
  • Mentorship Program
  • Bar Exam/Bar Review Course Reimbursement

Health & Wellness:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

Total Compensation:

  • Competitive Base Pay
  • Outstanding Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Performance Recognition
  • ABA, State and Local Bar Membership Fee Reimbursement

Planning for the Future:

  • 401(k) with Company Contribution
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Parental/Family Leave

Culture and Workplace:

  • Respected Organization with Collaborative Culture
  • Growing Firm with an Exciting Future
  • Flexible Remote Work Policy (Ability to work remote up to 2.5 days per week)
  • Contemporary Work Environment
  • Positive and Respectful Work Climate

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resume.

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About Michael Best:

We are Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. Since our firm’s founding in 1848, we’ve continuously evolved to meet our clients’ changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.


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