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ProfileSenior Attorney The candidate will be responsible for handling complex intellectual property (IP) matters for the company. Research and analyze complex questions regarding development, production and/or distribution rights, as well as attendant contractual obligations regarding motion picture and television projects. Supervise the drafting of memoranda and effectively communicate judgments and strategic advice to senior management in Creative and Business Affairs in a time-sensitive manner. Provide critical and time sensitive chain of title analysis for motion picture and television projects, and as required, oversee the assembly and delivery of chain of title documentation to third parties. Oversee the management and resolution of both IP and non-IP legal claims and litigations, including coordination of factual research, development of legal positions and strategy, preparation of discovery responses and collection of responsive documents, working with outside counsel and across business units as necessary. Represent the company’s interests in connection with MPAA litigations, including amicus and other policy-related filings on sophisticated issues of copyright right of publicity, trademark and defamation. Research, negotiate and draft miscellaneous rights-related agreements involving re-acquisitions, terminations, quitclaim of materials, and archive-related functions, etc. Provide IP related advice and counsel to other colleagues in Legal Department. Serve as principal attorney supporting Records and Research Department as it continues to evolve its record system toward digital solutions. Provide advice with respect to motion picture and television clearance matters; support and help set policies for the Clearance Department. Act as attorney point person on issues of copyright registration, recordation and preparation of certificates of origin for foreign distribution. Protect and enforce the studio’s trademarks and copyrights, including by drafting cease and desist letters, engaging in follow up negotiations, and coordinating with anti-piracy vendors. BA/BS and JD required. License to practice law in the state and 3-7 prior experience in Intellectual Property protection and licensing required. Extensive experience in drafting, preparing and negotiating agreements required. Ability to exercise sound commercial and legal judgment, ability to handle multiple matters and work well under pressure required. Proven: negotiating skills; ability to develop an intellectual property strategy required. Prior entertainment legal experience is required. Ranked academic credentials and communication skills are required.
Job ID: 2016-5582