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Claims Specialist, AXIS Insurance

AXIS Insurance seeks a claims professional at the Claims Specialist or Senior Claims Specialist level to join its Professional Liability Claims Department. This position provides specialized handling for claims primarily under Media and Entertainment professional liability policies, as well as endorsements featuring coverage for Cyber, Technology, and Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions professional liability. This position will team with defense counsel, coverage counsel and monitoring counsel in handling and resolving claims. The Specialist sets reserves and performs liability and damages analysis of claims.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing liability and damages issues in connection with claims made against our insureds and maintaining appropriate documentation
  • Analyzing insurance coverage issues and drafting coverage position letters
  • Retaining and supervising outside counsel in the defense of our insureds in an effort to effectively resolve claims
  • Evaluating a full diary of pending matters in connection with the posting and maintaining of accurate reserves
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with insureds, brokers and outside counsel
  • Collaborating with and providing support and information to underwriters in connection with their evaluation of risk on particular accounts
  • Negotiating claim resolution through mediation and settlement conferences
  • Providing thought leadership to the media industry

Required Education/Training, Experience & Attributes:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school required
  • Valid adjustor's license as required must be obtained
  • Exposure evaluation skills
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to freedom of expression

Other desired skills and characteristics:

  • Experience handling Media, Entertainment, Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions, Cyber and Technology, or related Professional Liability claims, or private practice as an attorney in a related field
  • Reserving experience
  • Experience with claim adjusting and litigation management
  • Team player who is flexible, organized, efficient and timely
  • Ability to work in Kansas City

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted July 11, 2019


Deputy General Counsel, Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Deputy General Counsel to handle a range of commercial transactions, complex corporate agreements, digital distribution and platform relationships, intellectual property, privacy, pre-litigation, technology, business affairs and other general matters. This is a hands-on position for someone who will serve as a trusted business partner, providing strategic, creative and problem-solving advice for staff at all levels of the company. This attorney will be joining legal team based in New York and supporting multiple offices and all aspects of company business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft and negotiate a range of commercial agreements, including content distribution agreements across all media and platforms, software/IT agreements, sales and licensing agreements, intellectual property agreements and other day-to-day operational contracts.
  • Counsel publishing units on copyright, trademark, libel, and other pre-publication matters.
  • Advise on strategic decision-making for the business.
  • Represent the company in industry trade association matters.
  • Manage pre-litigation disputes (protecting rights and responding to claim letters), and manage outside counsel on litigation matters.
  • Handle M&A negotiations with external counsel.
  • Advise on compliance, regulatory and privacy matters.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • J.D. with strong academic credentials and admitted to the New York Bar.
  • At least 8+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably a combination of in-house experience and foundational training at a law firm.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to spot problems, make risk assessments and problem-solving decisions.
  • Ability to work independently, results-oriented and creative-thinker.
  • Knowledge of media law and related trends.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients at all levels of the organization, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience handling compliance, privacy, and M&A matters.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted July 10, 2019


Associate, Klaris Law

Klaris Law, a New York-based media, entertainment and intellectual property law firm, has an opening for an associate to join the firm's advisory and transactional practice. The candidate should have at least three years of experience in some or all of the firm's practice areas. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York and open to periodic travel.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of and passion for the media and entertainment business;
  • Transactional drafting experience;
  • Vetting experience (e.g. reviewing articles, books, documentaries and podcasts for libel, privacy, copyright and newsgathering issues);
  • Experience with: media and privacy law; development, production and distribution deals; digital media and advertising; data privacy (GDPR and domestic privacy statutes); software & technology licensing; publishing & photography law;
  • Interest in joining a boutique law firm and taking part in business development;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to juggle many matters simultaneously.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional academic record; will have strong writing skills and be a problem solver; will have excellent inter-personal skills and be able to attend meetings and conferences with confidence.

Klaris Law is associated with KlarisIP, a 32-person consulting company with teams in New York, California, and Washington DC. Successful candidates may work on KlarisIP projects that involve technology and law. Klaris Law is growing rapidly and works with small, medium and large companies as well as individuals on a retainer and hourly basis.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted July 2, 2019


Senior Counsel, Penguin Random House

The legal department at Penguin Random House is looking for a Senior Counsel to join the team, and be primarily be responsible for advising the company's consumer marketing and corporate groups, on marketing and data governance strategies. You will be a trusted business partner for various corporate groups, providing creative, collaborative, solution-oriented advice, and general commercial counsel. Your work will cover an extensive range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts in support of the company's marketing and corporate groups, including digital marketing, licensing, digital platform, vendor, advertising, distribution, and marketing partnership deals.
  • Advising and counseling on consumer protection, business affairs, data protection, privacy law, and other legal compliance matters that may impact consumer marketing strategies.
  • Identifying and addressing legal compliance issues related to promotions, contests & sweepstakes, e-commerce, consumer data and privacy (including GDPR and CCPA) and other consumer regulatory issues.
  • Providing strategic analysis of legal and brand risks and setting policies and solutions to achieve business objectives efficiently.
  • Drafting and updating consumer and other third party-facing terms, including privacy notices, terms of use and guidelines.
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of the company's M&A transactions, including negotiating transaction documentation and coordinating with external legal counsel.
  • Working with members of the Legal Team to develop and improve forms, processes, and procedures, as well as assisting with tools and strategies to help the business scale.

Requirements for the position include:

  • JD degree.
  • Member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar.
  • 4-7 years experience in the practice of law with a significant focus on marketing and advertising, privacy and data security, content licensing.
  • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law; experience with ad tech and SaaS is preferred.
  • Substantive knowledge of laws related to consumer protection, privacy and data security including GDPR, CCPA, and state breach notification statutes.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Results driven; experience leading strategic projects and advising on business practices is preferred.
  • Law firm experience (2+ years) and experience in a corporate legal department of a consumer digital product or media/entertainment organization (2+ years) is preferred.
  • Proficient in related deal work including relevant clauses related to marketing campaigns, partnerships, data protection, and privacy, and ad technology.
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure.
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Posted June 27, 2019


Fellow, Duke University First Amendment Clinic

Duke Law School seeks applicants for a one-year fellowship to participate in the work of the First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law. The Clinic, which began operations in August 2019, focuses on the freedoms of speech, press and assembly. It provides live-client counseling and advice, represents clients in litigation, files amicus briefs, and develops and presents positions on pending legislation and other government actions that affect First Amendment interests. Current and recent clients include litigants with First Amendment claims in North Carolina, South Carolina and Illinois, as well as journalists seeking access to matters of public interest, and individuals seeking guidance on speaking openly and publicly about their stories of sexual harassment while shielding against defamation concerns. The Clinic also sponsors Duke Law's Campus Speech Database, https://campus-speech.law.duke.edu/. When fully developed the Database will be a comprehensive repository of information about controversies and litigation over matters related to freedom of speech on university and college campuses.

The First Amendment Fellow will work with the Clinic's Director and Lecturing Fellow in managing the Clinic's activities and supervising the work of its students. The Fellow will be actively involved in case development, litigation, programming non-litigation activities, and developing the Campus Speech database. The First Amendment Fellow will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor to the Clinic's student-participants while developing his or her own professional skills and expertise in First Amendment law.

The First Amendment Fellowship is a full-time position with an expected one-year appointment. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits. Applicants must have a J.D. degree, and have been admitted to a state bar. They should also have relevant practice experience of at least two years, with a preference for candidates who have strong litigation backgrounds and skills. Applications should include a statement of interest, a resume, and names and contact information for three references.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted June 27, 2019


Counsel, CNN

WarnerMedia is seeking a dynamic media content attorney with passion for journalism and new forms of storytelling for a position as Counsel to CNN.

The Daily

  • Primary responsibilities will include providing pre-publication legal advice concerning First Amendment/defamation, newsgathering, privacy, copyright, FOIA/access, reporter's privilege and other media law matters for television and digital platforms
  • There will also be periodic client education responsibilities
  • The position is based in Atlanta, and some travel may be required

The Essentials

  • Minimum of two to five years of experience with a top tier law firm or similar in-house legal department
  • Strong interpersonal communication and client relationship building skills
  • A high level of confidence and flexibility in making independent decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent academic credentials and solid references a must
  • Ideal candidate would have experience in advising media on newsgathering issues and pre-publication vetting of content
  • Other news or media law experience a plus, such as defending media clients in First Amendment and/or intellectual property litigation
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required

The Perks

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • 2018 Best Company for Dads
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted June 17, 2019


Senior Counsel, Revenue Transactions, Vox Media

Vox Media has an opening for a Senior Counsel in our NY or DC office supporting the Sales, Marketing, Product, Revenue Operations, and Events groups. We are seeking a business-minded attorney with experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, in particular those involving digital and podcast advertising, strategic partnerships, and technology (including ad tech), preferably in the media sector. The ideal candidate will have specific experience working on custom advertising deals involving branded content, programmatic, affiliate marketing, events, and contests and sweepstakes. Experience working on GDPR and other data privacy related matters is preferred.

In this position, you will report to the Assistant General Counsel (Revenue) and work closely with other members of the Legal Department, as well as our business teams, to review, draft, and negotiate agreements, and advise on legal and business risks and other issues related to the commercial deals you support. You will be tasked with creating, modifying, and supporting processes to achieve efficiency and scale.

What You'll Do

  • Draft, negotiate, and/or review digital advertising insertion orders (including advertiser/agency amendments to the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions) and custom agreements for the creation and distribution of advertising campaigns.
  • Support complex commercial and strategic partnerships deals, drafting materials (often from scratch), and advising business partners and other internal stakeholders on legal process, best practices, and business and legal terms.
  • Draft, negotiate, and/or review agreements to support the revenue organization, including programmatic, measurement, and ad representation, affiliate marketing and other commerce-related initiatives, and conference / event sponsorships and vendors.
  • Advise on the company's collection and use of data and collaborate with Information Security on the company's GDPR, CCPA, and data privacy compliance program.
  • Advise on and develop sweepstakes, contests, and promotional terms.
  • Prepare, implement, and refine templates for various revenue offerings.
  • Maintain and update guidelines and policies, and deliver training to ensure best practices and promote a streamlined legal review process.
  • Assist with reviewing, refining, and improving legal processes and procedures to improve efficiency and prioritization.
  • Provide general support for the legal team (including guiding junior team members) on an as-needed basis.

What You'll Bring

  • JD and admitted to practice.
  • Strong transactional background, with solid drafting and negotiation skills.
  • At least 3-6 years of relevant experience, preferably in-house or at a law firm.
  • Experience working in a media/internet company preferred.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of legal matters including the AAAA/IAB Terms, podcast advertising, digital advertising (direct and programmatic), affiliate marketing, data privacy, rights usage, and events.
  • Practical approach to legal drafting and problem solving.
  • Resourceful, with a strong ability to balance legal risk with business needs.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines within a fast-paced business environment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Eagerness to learn and master subject matters.
  • Strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product.
  • Professional, approachable, and courteous demeanor.
  • Creative, 'roll up your sleeves type' of team player, who can function independently.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 30, 2019


Deputy General Counsel, G/O Media

G/O Media is currently looking for a Deputy General Counsel to provide day-to-day business affairs, legal affairs and editorial legal support for all of our properties --  Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Jezebel, The Root, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Splinter, The Onion, Clickhole, The A.V. Club and The Takeout.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise creative, development, and editorial teams on legal issues related to advertising, commerce and editorial
  • Structure, negotiate, draft and close a wide range of agreements --  including technology contracts, vendor agreements, production services agreements, content license agreements, talent agreements, location agreements and appearance releases
  • Advise on access and FOIA issues
  • Conduct prepublication reviews and copyright analysis for both editorial and advertising content
  • Advise on right of publicity questions
  • Working with clients, helping to achieve their business goals and be part of their teams, while operating independently and collaboratively

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience in media, advertising, entertainment or related business
  • A member of the New York Bar in good standing
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Sound business judgment, strong work ethic, ability to make legal and business decisions
  • Substantial experience with commercial issues at a digital media company, network, production company or other media company or comparable experience at a law firm
  • Ability to handle multiple wide-ranging matters efficiently, to meet short deadlines and to learn new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • A passion for journalism or the media business overall

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 22, 2019


Clerkship, NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal seeks a recent law graduate for a full-time, one year clerkship with the Law Department's Content & Production Risk team. The individual in this position will assist with legal research and advice relating primarily to entertainment programming produced by or for NBCU and its divisions (including NBC, Cable Entertainment, Sports, and Telemundo). This is a non-exempt, temporary position paying $27 an hour at 40 hours per week. The position will last no more than 52 weeks.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research on issues that may arise relating to the production of both unscripted and scripted television shows.
  • Prepare case summaries and assist in preparation of best practices materials relating to content and production issues, including, without limitation, issues relating to copyright, idea theft, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, drones, casting, minors, competitions, hidden cameras, international production and regulatory issues.
  • Assist the reality participant diligence group to review participant applications; track and review background checks, medical checks, and psychological checks; interview potential participants; and report potential legal, eligibility, and public relations issues.
  • Address and respond to other matters at the direction of manager and NBCU lawyers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Experience in a professional legal role requiring strong analytic and organizational skills and careful attention to detail.
  • Strong legal research skills and technical proficiency with Westlaw and/or Lexis Nexis.
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to employed be Yoh Managed Staffing and assigned to NBCUniversal for the duration of the temporary assignment.
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

Desired Characteristics

  • Outstanding analytic and organizational skills.
  • Excellent judgment and common sense.
  • Able to effectively and efficiently determine overall project needs, organize project requirements into tasks, and prioritize multiple projects from multiple managers according to deadlines.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
  • Ability to work independently with company personnel and outside counsel and vendors.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Prior experience working for a television network or television or film production company a plus.
  • Strong technical proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line Content & Production Risk Law Clerk Application.

Posted April 30, 2019


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The Litigation Group of the NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law school graduate for a full-time one-year clerkship in New York beginning in August. The group represents and advises NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital businesses. We have a wide-ranging case load that includes First Amendment and other media issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employment and general commercial matters. We handle much of our litigation in-house and operate much like a small, busy law firm that happens to work on some of the most interesting legal issues in media. Our clerk can expect brief-writing, legal research, fact-gathering, and helping to prepare for court hearings, arbitrations and depositions. As the year goes on, our clerk may take broader responsibility in smaller matters, under the supervision of the experienced litigators in the group. We seek a candidate with strong writing skills, an excellent academic record, significant legal research experience, and demonstrated interest in litigation and the media industry. Journal or moot court experience is a plus. The position is located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
 
Compensation is $27/hour for 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit résumé and cover letter by June 10, 2016, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We expect to begin interviewing candidates in mid-June and to extend an offer by early July. No telephone calls or hard-copy applications, please.
 
 
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