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Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Television

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

The Senior Legal Counsel position handles all corporate and commercial areas of legal work for Fox Television Stations’ owned and operated stations.  Draft variety of program and rights acquisition, real estate, operational, and talent agreements, as well as provide assistance with contractual negotiations.  Review contests and other station promotions. Review news scripts and promotional announcements and advise station personnel as to legal considerations, such as libel, invasion of privacy, intellectual property, and FCC issues.  Respond to news story claim letters.  Advise executives and newsroom personnel with respect to newsgathering issues and litigation risk.  Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D.) as well as admission to state bar.  At least 5 years legal experience from a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience.  Media law experience a plus. Must have strong legal knowledge and ability to provide advice in a timely manner.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks for businesses in various time zones, sometimes on severe deadlines.  Ability to work well with clients and others in a professional manner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Position will be based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Posted August 14, 2020


Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Television Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

The Senior Legal Counsel position handles all corporate and commercial areas of legal work for Fox Television Stations’ owned and operated stations.  Draft variety of program and rights acquisition, real estate, operational, and talent agreements, as well as provide assistance with contractual negotiations. Review contests and other station promotions. Review news scripts and promotional announcements and advise station personnel as to legal considerations, such as libel, invasion of privacy, intellectual property, and FCC issues. Respond to news story claim letters.  Advise executives and newsroom personnel with respect to newsgathering issues and litigation risk. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D.) as well as admission to state bar.  At least 5 years legal experience from a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience.  Media law experience a plus. Must have strong legal knowledge and ability to provide advice in a timely manner.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks for businesses in various time zones, sometimes on severe deadlines.  Ability to work well with clients and others in a professional manner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Position will be based in Atlanta, GA.

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Posted July 17, 2020


Legal Fellow, First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia Law School

The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law is hiring a legal fellow for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. The expected start date is August 15, 2020. This is a full-time position for a two-year term (though exceptional candidates who are only available for the 2020-2021 academic year will be considered).

About the Clinic: After a two-year hiatus, the Clinic relaunched in fall 2019 as a partnership between UVA Law and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and is one of the oldest programs of its kind among major U.S. law schools that works to promote free expression, free press, and the free flow of information and ideas in a democratic society.

The Clinic provides direct representation for journalists as well as amicus support in state and federal courts in First Amendment and media law cases. In the coming years, the Clinic will increase its direct representation of local journalists in public records, court access, and defamation cases.

The fellow will report to and work closely with Reporters Committee attorneys Gabe Rottman and Jennifer Nelson, who administer the Clinic. The position is ideal for an entrepreneurial attorney willing to help shape the growth of the Clinic's important work.

Responsibilities:

  • Help research and develop cases for the Clinic, including the development of relationships with the local journalism community to provide information about the legal resources offered by the Clinic;
  • Provide training for local journalists on open records laws, Virginia defamation law, and other media law and First Amendment topics;
  • Assist with day-to-day management of the Clinic's docket to ensure that all applicable deadlines are being met;
  • Provide supervision to the Clinic's ten students, including work product feedback and mentoring;
  • Participate in all aspects of state and federal litigation, including motion practice, brief writing, and hearing/oral argument preparation; and
  • Assist the clinical directors in developing the curriculum of the Clinic's seminar component (consisting of a weekly two-hour seminar). Topics include substantive discussion of First Amendment doctrine as well as effective client representation and case management. Opportunities exist for the fellow to lead class discussions on these topics.

The ideal candidate will have litigation experience, preferably in matters involving freedom of information, defamation, and court access, though demonstrated interest in media law may be shown in other ways (i.e., prior work as a journalist, extended course work on the subject, or prior clinical work).

Required Qualifications:

  • A J.D. and admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction (Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligibility to waive in, is strongly preferred), or awaiting bar exam results/admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction at the start of the fellowship term;
  • A strong academic record and impeccable legal research and writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • A demonstrated interest in First Amendment and/or media law.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years litigation experience;
  • General interest in academia—prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • Experience in docket management; and
  • Post-law school judicial clerkship, fellowship, or litigation experience with a law firm or public interest organization is strongly preferred, although recent law school graduates with exceptional credentials will be considered.

The position will be based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The fellow must be able to attend the weekly seminar at UVA Law, scheduled to take place on Friday afternoons at the law school in a socially-distanced classroom.

Please provide a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining how your professional experience relates to the anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications may be submitted to Samantha Espinosa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We will consider applications immediately, and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We expect to close the process by July 31.

The salary for this position is $68,000 per year with fully paid health insurance, paid time off, 401k and other benefits.

Posted July 14, 2020


Associate Attorney, Shullman Fugate

Shullman Fugate has an immediate opening for an experienced, full-time, associate attorney.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to perform the duties listed below and have the necessary experience and qualifications.

  • 1-6 years’ experience
  • Litigation experience required
  • High level analytical/writing skills required
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Data privacy experience a plus
  • Content/media experience a plus
  • Big firm experience a plus
  • Complex litigation experience a plus
  • Journalism/communications background a plus
  • Intellectual property experience a plus
  • Hire will work remotely from home with virtual office access
  • Geo-limitless (candidate may be anywhere in FL). South Florida, Tampa or Jacksonville location a plus
  • Salary Range - commensurate with experience and qualifications

Shullman Fugate is a growing, busy law practice but maintains a small firm atmosphere. We welcome you to visit our website at www.shullmanfugate.com or check us out on twitter @shullgate to learn more about our firm and our attorneys.
 
Resume submissions should be emailed to our Firm Administrator, Katie Brown, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted June 24, 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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