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Senior Staff Attorney – Amicus, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is currently seeking a senior staff attorney with at least seven years of legal experience, including significant appellate experience, to lead the Reporters Committee’s nationwide amicus practice. The senior staff attorney – amicus position presents a unique opportunity for a senior attorney to further develop and oversee a core, mission-critical aspect of the Reporters Committee’s legal work.

The Reporters Committee files approximately 50 amicus briefs each year in state and federal appellate courts across the country, frequently representing coalitions of the nation’s leading news media organizations, in matters presenting issues of importance to the First Amendment and news gathering rights of journalists. The senior staff attorney will be responsible for successfully leading the Reporters Committee’s amicus practice, including: drafting and editing amicus briefs and letters; supervising the work of less-experienced attorneys, including legal fellows, on amicus matters; participating as amicus in oral argument; and managing relationships with in-house attorneys and outside counsel in connection with the Reporters Committee’s amicus practice. The position will require a staff attorney with significant appellate experience, excellent legal writing skills, and experience successfully supervising the legal work of less-experienced attorneys. Experience representing journalists and news organizations in matters involving access to judicial records/proceedings, freedom of information, libel, and other news gathering and First Amendment matters, is strongly preferred.

The position will be based in Washington, D.C. The position will report to the Legal Director.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted January 27, 2021


Counsel/Sr. Counsel, NBC TV & Streaming Legal Affairs

The person in this role will be a member of the dynamic, fast-paced and tight-knit team that provides full-service legal support for NBCU's late night, specials and live events programming (which includes such flagship properties as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Night, The Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC's live musicals, The Golden Globe Awards, Live from the Red Carpet and many others). The work involves providing practical and strategic legal guidance throughout all stages of the production process, with a focus on vetting show concepts and creative materials as well as negotiating a wide variety of agreements. This role will report to the head of legal affairs for late night, specials, and live events and will collaborate closely with members of the legal function across NBCU. Given the nature of the programming this team handles, weekend, holiday, and evening work may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a variety of deals, including talent, writer, producer, and director agreements, licenses, rights agreements, production services contracts, as well as other documentation.
  • Pre-broadcast review of scripts and creative materials, with a focus on defamation, intellectual property, fair use, music clearance, and privacy in the comedy context. Advise on production legal issues.
  • Identify and implement improvements to forms and processes.
  • Work with the Legal Affairs team and colleagues in the Law Department on major projects with long-term business implications.
  • Other matters as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Member of New York bar or other U.S. state bar and JD or LLM degree from an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of 6 years of entertainment, media law, intellectual property and/or other relevant experience. In-house experience preferred.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Willingness to work nights and on weekends, if needed.
  • Must be willing to work New York, NY. Role will initially be remote, but ultimately will be based in our New York, NY offices.

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent drafting/negotiating skills and familiarity with a wide array of entertainment transactions. Ability to structure and draft agreements independently and efficiently.
  • Expertise in media law and content vetting, with experience advising creatives on defamation, privacy, copyright/fair use matters in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to approach complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful and analytic fashion.
  • Ability to gain the respect of, and build a rapport with, multiple constituencies at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Nimble multitasker who can manage a variety of projects on a tight schedule
  • A true team player eager to work collaboratively within a team
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in comedy and pop-culture

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted December 3, 2020


Corporate Counsel, U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to partner with in-house business departments of U.S. News & World Report on legal, business and strategic issues. The Corporate Counsel is a generalist position with an emphasis on corporate transactional matters. You will be a member of a legal team with three attorneys and one legal assistant and report to the Senior Vice President Strategic Development and General Counsel of U.S. News.

You will have the latitude to work independently as a collaborative member of a small, collegial, fast-paced legal department. The in-house legal department of U.S. News is comprised of attorneys specializing in corporate law, first amendment, intellectual property, employment, and litigation issues. This position is based in New York City.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Draft, negotiate, and review a variety of agreements, including those in the areas of licensing, technology, advertising, purchasing, software, and services.
  • Advise in-house business departments on various legal issues and risks and on company policies and procedures.
  • Provide support on commercial litigation matters.
  • Willingness to perform tasks outside core responsibilities when necessary.

You should definitely have:

  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of legal experience gained through either a top tier law firm or in-house setting, primarily focused on corporate transactional matters.
  • Expertise handling contracts and agreements is required.
  • Demonstrated negotiation process experience.
  • JD from top law school, with strong academic credentials.
  • Mature judgment with the ability to build relationships and promote confidence across the entire organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in business terms both verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences and comfortable with public speaking and presentations.
  • Admission to New York bar.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Familiarity with intellectual property and advertising and privacy issues.
  • Ability to interact effectively with management and employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to be a strategic business partner and trusted advisor who is decisive and brings a practical, commercial focus to the provision of legal advice.
  • A high degree of integrity and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
  • Ability to be a collaborative and consultative team player with an ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Organizational skills and the capacity to work simultaneously on a broad variety of legal matters.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted November 20, 2020

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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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