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Associate Counsel, Legal Affairs (LA)

Posted: May 29, 2021

 NBCUniversal, Universal City, CA

 

 

The Associate Counsel, Legal Affairs will handle a diverse range of legal matters for the Entertainment Networks Group, related to the production, co-production, licensing, and exploitation of unscripted and alternative entertainment programming.

Essential Functions

  • Draft, review, negotiate, analyze, and interpret a variety of agreements including production services, talent, license, digital rights and technology, and other similar agreements.
  • Create, update, analyze, and manage forms and legal documents.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on new and complex areas of the law and prepare written summaries and relevant updates for other attorneys.
  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues and propose practical, responsive solutions.
  • Liaise with internal business and creative clients and legal department contacts as well as outside counter-parties (e.g., talent attorneys and agents, production company counsel).
  • Collaborate with members of the Entertainment Networks Legal Affairs team on projects with significant business impact.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs and other attorneys.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications
  • Law degree.
  • JD and member of a state bar in good standing.
  • Entertainment, media/technology, intellectual property, or other relevant subject matter expertise
  • 1-3 years of experience

Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics
  • Superior legal skills, including excellent drafting, negotiating, analytical, and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Flexible, creative thinker with the ability to quickly develop new areas of expertise.
  • Sound business judgment and calmness under pressure while managing a high volume of wide-ranging matters.
  • Ability to work independently and interact with legal and business personnel of all levels.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and summarizing the law.
  • Demonstrated capacity to proactively identify, prioritize, and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.
  • Outstanding analytic, communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented attitude.

About Us

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

Notices

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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