POSITION SUMMARY: This individual, in conjunction with other attorneys in the department, performs many of the functions undertaken by the Legal Department on a regular basis. Responsibilities performed by this individual will focus on serving clients in the Licensing department who service customers and prospective customers: supporting license negotiations; drafting license agreements and amendments; and drafting and reviewing Licensing communications. In addition, this position will manage the day to day functions of the Business Affairs team which is responsible for the identification and preparation of infringement files. Duties will also include prosecution of copyright infringement actions throughout the U.S. (including supervising outside counsel); prosecution of collection arbitrations and obtaining and enforcing judgements throughout the country (including supervising outside counsel); the position may also involve providing advice and comment on and/or drafting contracts the company enters into with third-party vendors; providing advice and counsel to other departments on copyright, contract and other legal issues.
FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises departmental employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education: 4-year college degree and Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required. In addition, fulfilling all relevant continuing legal education requirements is also required.
Experience: Minimum 4+ years legal experience, at least a portion of which should be in private practice in a law firm. Should have a background in litigation, including researching and drafting of briefs and memoranda and motion practice. Prior knowledge of copyright law and/or music industry or broadcasting experience is highly recommended.
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Valid Through: 2019-11-11