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Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education is looking for an attorney with five to seven years' experience to lead in the management of our corporate contracts, intellectual property matters, and general business affairs. In this position, you will be the Company's sole in-house attorney and, along with your supporting staff, will provide oversight, direction and support in structuring, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of legal and business matters. You will be a trusted business partner within the Company, regularly working across internal corporate functions, Publication, Sales and Marketing, Technology, Distribution and Finance, to strengthen our commitment to collaborative and solution-oriented approaches. You will have potential to be on the highest level of the Company's management team.

Headquartered in New Rochelle, New York, Benchmark Education is a leading educational publishing company that produces award-winning core and supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. Our Company is high-energy, fast-paced, productive, and team-oriented, with significant opportunity for learning and career growth.

Your work will cover an extensive range of matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Overseeing and managing a wide variety of complex commercial contracts with customers and vendors, including master services agreements, data privacy, professional services, technology, content licensing, production and distribution, employment/independent contractor and other traditional and new media agreements to support our domestic and international business operations.
  • Partnering with business owners and managers to identify and manage legal issues, assist in negotiation and resolution of business matters, and ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Working as the principal point of contact with external counsel.
  • Developing and maintaining the Company's databases of contracts, third-party rights and permissions, and communicating contract alerts, operating practices and performance standards with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Providing early and ongoing review of requests for proposals and bids, specifically as it relates to contractual requirements, federal, state and local guidelines, and required compliance documentation.
  • Maintaining active trademarks and copyrights and serving as the primary contact in securing, registering and renewing trademarks and copyrights for the Company.
  • Maintaining and updating Company contract forms and templates, and developing and improving workflows that facilitate efficient contract submission, review and approval processes.

Job Requirements:

  • JD degree and member of at least one US State Bar, preferably New York.
  • 5+ years in the practice of law, including a broad range of experience in reviewing, drafting, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts.
  • Experience with media licensing and intellectual property matters.
  • Strong project management skills, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented. Strong issue-spotting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Must work from Company headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. Minimal travel required.

Benchmark Education offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full-time employees. We offer Medical, Dental and Vision benefit coverage as well as a 401K Plan.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and the first amendment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, submit resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted December 3, 2019


Clinical Professor and Director, Law and Religion Clinic; Director, First Amendment Center

UT School of Law seeks to hire a full-time clinical professor to direct a new Law and Religion Clinic and First Amendment Center. The Clinic will be the main project of the Center. The Clinic's principal focus will be free-exercise claims under the state or federal constitutions, claims under state or federal religious-liberty legislation, and free-speech claims involving religious speech.

The Clinic will educate students by involving them in direct client representation or mediation services in law-related disputes and projects arising from a wide range of religious beliefs, practices, and circumstances. The Center will also develop additional programs such as presenting occasional events and providing summer financial support to students working in offices focused on the First Amendment.

The ideal candidate will be available to begin in the summer of 2020. The position is a nine-month full-time clinical faculty appointment, with an option of an additional three months of paid full or part-time work during the summers if demanded by the Clinic's cases and projects. The position is non-tenure track, with an initial one-year appointment followed by three-year rolling, presumptively renewable appointments. The new Director will join a close community of over 25 faculty members who teach in our clinical program. The Clinic will be a one semester course offered in the fall and spring semesters with at least six students enrolled each semester, as is the case with our other clinics.

The Director will be expected to:

  • Teach a weekly classroom component of the Clinic,
  • Meet regularly with students and supervise their work,
  • Assume responsibility for the selection and conduct of litigation and other advocacy efforts,
  • Travel as necessary for cases and projects,
  • Participate in activities of the clinical program,
  • Plan at least one Center event focused on the First Amendment annually, and
  • Develop other Center programs.

The salary for this position will be $118,000 to $135,000 for nine months, depending on experience (with an additional pro rata amount for any summer appointments).

Qualifications

  • Member of Texas Bar or ability to become licensed in Texas quickly,
  • Five or more years of experience in relevant legal work, preferably including claims involving the free-exercise clause,
  • Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys,
  • Experience running a law office or practice area, and
  • Teaching experience (preferred).

Application Instructions

Questions about the position should be directed to Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The position will remain open until filled.

Posted October 31, 2019


Professor of Practice, Tulane Law First Amendment Clinic

Tulane Law School seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time position as Professor of the Practice of Law leading its newly created First Amendment Clinic. The position would begin during the 2020-21 academic year, starting on July 1, 2020, and would be on the non-tenured faculty track, with an initial appointment of three years.

The candidate who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new First Amendment Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic's work; teaching a related subject-matter seminar or course; convening an advisory committee of First Amendment faculty experts; and managing development activities in support of the clinic. As a Professor of the Practice of Law, the successful candidate will participate in and vote at faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees within the School of Law.

Qualifications

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;
  • Experience in First Amendment and/or Constitutional matters;
  • Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states;
  • 5 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and
  • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.
  • Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys in the area of First Amendment and/or Constitutional law matters are strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit materials here.

Posted September 22, 2019


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Vice President, Content and Production Risk, NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is looking for a senior attorney to join its Content & Production Risk ("CPR") team. The CPR team is part of NBCU Corporate Legal, and acts as a cross-functional resource for all domestic TV and digital studios and exhibitors on complex, high-risk, and novel matters relating to content, physical production, and marketing of scripted and unscripted projects. We also partner with lawyers within the businesses to directly handle tasks including production agreements, clearances, minor court approvals, reality participant diligence, and marketing and promotions matters and agreements. In addition, we help to develop and implement best practices within our areas of expertise.

The Vice President, Content & Production Risk will lead the team of professionals handling production agreements and clearances and be responsible for advising other lawyers and clients on issues relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, contracts, rules relating to minor performers and show participants, and other issues relating to the production and content of scripted and unscripted programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, analyze, and tee up practical, responsive solutions on issues relating to projects in development and production.
  • Partner with colleagues in the Law Department to best coordinate, prioritize and streamline legal support.
  • Work with the CPR team and others in the Law Department on major projects with long-term business implications.
  • Identify and implement improvements to forms and processes.
  • Partner with lawyers within the TV & digital businesses to develop and implement best practices.
  • Supervise certain other members of the CPR department.
  • Other matters as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of California bar or other U.S. state bar.
  • JD or LLM Degree from an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of 10 years of legal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department handling entertainment, media law, intellectual property, and/or other relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach.
  • Comfortable making legal decisions and advising on business risks.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized.
  • Sound business judgment and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to identify, prioritize, and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills enabling the development of strong collaborative relationships with lawyers and clients across multiple business units.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted September 5, 2019


Executive Director, Committee on Open Government

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree and NYS Bar admission in good standing
  • 10 plus years of legal experience that includes extensive interpretation and application of NYS FOIL, PPPL and OML

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of varied New York State laws and legislation
  • Experience managing or supervising staff
  • Experience developing and conducting training and outreach, and providing technical assistance, including:
    • Making public presentations
    • Preparing complex reports and filing briefs or papers on FOIL, PPPL or OML issues
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to manage complex organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated experience in executing on the ground results
  • Broad experience in creating strategic planning and execution

Duties Description

The Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government provides administration, management, and oversight of all Committee operations and activities, as well as direct outreach, training, and technical advice to a broad range of stakeholders regarding the FOIL, OML and PPPL. Specific duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and supervising the preparation and provision of guidance and advisory opinions related to interpretations of the FOIL, the OML and the PPPL;
  • Conducting outreach and educational presentations and trainings to various groups pertaining to governmental transparency, access to records, FOIL, OML, and PPPL;
  • Preparing the Committee's annual report for submission to the Governor and the Legislature describing the Committee's activities and listing the services rendered by the Committee throughout the year, commenting on matters relating to FOIL, OML and PPL, and providing recommendations for consideration;
  • Commenting on proposed legislation dealing with public access to government meetings and records, FOIL, OML and PPPL;
  • Establishing positive working relationships with stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental) for the purpose of increasing understanding and compliance regarding FOIL, OML, and PPPL;
  • Supervising Committee staff, which may include an Assistant Director and other support staff;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the services rendered by Committee staff;
  • Preparing and submitting requests for administrative support, equipment, space, and personnel resources on behalf of the Committee to the Department of State.
  • Facilitating, coordinating, and convening meetings of the Committee on Open Government;
  • Ensuring records of the Committee are appropriately maintained; and
  • Ensuring the Committee timely fulfills its responsibilities under law.
  • Travel as required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 26, 2019


Senior Counsel, Commercial, Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is looking for an attorney with at least four years' experience, specializing in the area of commercial, media and technology contracts. In this position, you will be part of a collaborative department of 12 attorneys who provide legal support across the company. As part of the Legal Department, you'll be a trusted business partner in the company, and will continue to strengthen our commitment to creative, collaborative and solution-oriented approaches.

Your work will cover an extensive range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Review, draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts including technology agreements, master and professional services agreements, media and marketing service agreements, content and book distribution agreements, brand and content licensing agreements, production agreements, and other traditional and new media agreements to support the U.S. and international business activities.
  • In coordination with privacy and data governance colleagues, review, draft and negotiate contract terms and amendments relating to data protection.
  • Identify and analyze legal issues, help determine business terms and structure transactions, and provide advice to colleagues that balances business objectives and legal risk.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with the company's business units, studying their needs and operations to provide them with timely and effective advice and support.
  • Provide strategic, business and legal advice to multiple business areas on tight timelines.
  • Assist with the legal aspects of the company's M&A transactions, including conducting due diligence, reviewing, drafting and negotiating transaction documentation and coordinating with external legal counsel.
  • Assist in compliance efforts including providing training and presentations to business units as necessary.
  • Assist with updating existing contract forms and creating new contract templates to provide more self-help tools and resources for the business.
  • Perform other responsibilities and special projects in support of the Legal team's goals and initiatives.

Essential Requirements:

  • JD degree and member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar
  • 4-8 years' experience in the practice of law that includes the handling of a broad range of commercial and technology transactions
  • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
  • A strong understanding and familiarity with key terms of commercial contracts and substantial understanding of intellectual property, licensing and data protection laws (or a strong willingness to learn)
  • Great issue-spotting skills
  • 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
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas
  • Pragmatic with a desire to use legal skills in a business context
  • 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 August 23, 2019


Counsel, WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is seeking a dynamic bi-lingual (Spanish & English) speaking media content attorney with passion for journalism and new forms of storytelling for a position as Counsel to CNN.

The Daily

  • 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 but not required
  • Other news or media law experience a plus, such as defending media clients in First Amendment and/or intellectual property litigation. –
  • Fluency in Spanish & English (oral and written)

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 19, 2019


Counsel, NPR

NPR seeks an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience supporting FCC regulatory advocacy and compliance; reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts; and assisting with day-to-day corporate governance.  The successful candidate will support internal clients focused on public policy advocacy, news and programming content creation and distribution, and corporate sponsorship.

The lawyer who joins our team will help a mission-driven organization embrace business opportunities while managing risk and ensuring compliance with NPR’s legal obligations.  We are looking for a self-starter with superb oral and written communications skills, a commitment to client service, solid business judgment, and intellectual curiosity, as well as a team player willing to pitch in as needed.  An ability to lead and manage multiple projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, and maintain composure and a sense of humor while doing so are musts.

Core duties include:

  • Supporting regulatory and legislative advocacy and compliance, including by analyzing regulatory and legislative proposals, preparing internal memoranda, developing strategic options, and drafting agency comments and administrative pleadings, proposed statutory language, and legislative report language, with a primary focus on federal communications law;
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts; and
  • Preparing board meeting agendas, minutes, resolutions, and other materials, and providing advice on corporate governance matters;

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, responsibilities may also include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating inbound and outbound copyright licensing agreements, technology licensing agreements, facilities and live event-related agreements, agreements governing the distribution of content via satellite or over digital platforms, consulting and personal services agreements, and the like;
  • Advising legal and business colleagues on a broad range of subjects, including nonprofit tax law, charitable fundraising, copyright law, rights clearance and fair use, traditional and digital media law, communications law, and privacy and data security law

Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Bar membership in good standing in the District of Columbia, or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar
  • Experience with regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts, including drafting agency comments, is required 
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements is required
  • Familiarity with media and copyright law is highly desirable
  • Experience representing tax-exempt organizations is a plus

To be considered for the position, you must provide a resume and a cover letter that explains how your professional experience relates to the qualifications and anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications for the position will be considered on a rolling basis beginning no later than September 3, 2019. Click for more information and to apply.

Posted August 16, 2019


VP & Sr Counsel, WarnerMedia

VP PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be a senior member of the WarnerMedia Litigation Center of Expertise (as an employee of Home Box Office, Inc./Turner), which is responsible for overseeing and managing litigation for WarnerMedia Entertainment (including HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV), WarnerMedia News & Sports (including CNN), WarnerMedia Distribution & International, and WarnerMedia corporate. 

VP REQUIREMENTS

  • J.D. degree and at least 15 years of experience at a top tier law firm and in-house at media or entertainment company.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience handling the full breath of litigation arising from the production and distribution of news and program content, including libel, privacy, intellectual property claims.
  • Additional experience in handling employment claims, government investigations, and complex commercial matters a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex relationships with clients, client representatives and insurance carriers.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Experience successfully navigating and supporting clients through corporate and industry transition.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive as a team member and leader in complex corporate environment.

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SENIOR COUNSEL PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be a member of the WarnerMedia Litigation Center of Expertise (as an employee of Home Box Office, Inc./Turner), which is responsible for overseeing and managing litigation for WarnerMedia Entertainment (including HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV), WarnerMedia News & Sports (including CNN), WarnerMedia Distribution & International, and WarnerMedia corporate.

SENIOR COUNSEL REQUIREMENTS

  • J.D. degree and 3-6 years of experience at a top tier law firm.
  • Experience handling litigation arising from the production and distribution of news and program content, technology transactions, employment claims, and general commercial matters a plus.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

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Posted August 6, 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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