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Associate Counsel at Button
New York City, NY, US

Working at Button is one of the most fun, fulfilling, and challenging experiences you'll have - and it's one of the reasons why we were voted best place to work in NYC


We’re on a mission to assemble the best team in the world - a team that will redefine the mobile experience. To help us grow, we are seeking a legal professional who will work closely with the Head of Finance and CEO to oversee the legal affairs of our business as it transforms mobile commerce, driving revenue, and growth amongst the world’s largest mobile apps.


The ideal candidate has a passion for building businesses, collaborating closely with internal teams and external partners, creative problem solving, and being part of a high-growth business.


    • Support the growth of an international business by negotiating partnerships with the leading e-commerce merchants and biggest publishers in the world

    • Manage Button’s intellectual property portfolio and international data privacy compliance

    • Serve as the company’s legal representative for all HR-related activities

    • Lead internal legal activities related to all financings and M&A activity


    • JD degree from top law school

    • 4-6 years of experience at top-tier law firm

    • 1-3 years of experience at a corporation

    • Active and in good standing in the New York State Bar

    • Strong intellectual curiosity and comfort with the unknown and ambiguous

    • Excellent contract experience, including an understanding of intellectual property issues and ability to issue spot for legal and business issues

    • Experience with privacy laws

    • Experience in the ad tech industry preferred but not required

    • Ability to negotiate positively and proactively with internal and external clients and close transactions efficiently

    • Strong analytical skills and ability to strike practical balance between legal risks and the need to do business

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills

    • Self-starter with strong work ethic and attention to detail

    • Ability to adapt to rapidly-changing environments

    • Strong personal integrity

    • Ability to work independently


    • Stephen Milbank, Co-Founder and Head of Finance: Stephen is the Co-Founder and  finance guy at Button. Stephen hails from the country of Texas, previously sang backup for Shania Twain, and has an appreciation for the oxford comma.

    • Michael Jaconi, Co-Founder and CEO: Mike Jaconi is the co-founder and CEO of Button. Previously, he was the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. He helped lead Rakuten’s investments in the U.S with a focus on mobile, commerce and technology.  He also loves smoothies and fishing in Sag Harbor!

    • Stephanie Mardell, Head of People, Stephanie is responsible for all things recruiting, performance management, compensation, and people happiness programs. Encouraging and supporting her fellow Buttonians to do the best work of their lives is what gets her out of bed in the well as breakfast, dessert, and one of her many creative projects.



Our team values and celebrates our diverse backgrounds. Being open about who we are and what we do allows us to do the best work of our lives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You can learn more about how we are making Button a diverse and inclusive environment through our perks and benefits here.