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Counsel (I or II)

Company name

SAG-AFTRA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

1-4 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Nov 20,2017

Posted on

Sep 22,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Counsel (I or II) Duties: To protect the interests by enforcing contracts through arbitration and state/federal litigation; to provide timely and detailed advice to departments regarding issues that implicate state and/or federal law, federal labor law, and contractual negotiations; to participate in contract negotiations and, where appropriate, to negotiate certain provisions within such contracts; to support the Board of Directors and Member Committees by providing legal advice and formal opinions. Manage caseload of arbitration matters (both simple and complex), concerning contract and NLRA-related member grievances against signatory producers and distributors; Represent and its members in state and federal court regarding various litigation matters, including but not limited to disputes between members and producers/distributors/agents, based on state and federal law, and contracts; Represent in administrative proceedings, and state and federal court regarding litigation, including but not limited to disputes with members, vendors, and/or employees; If Counsel II, provide guidance and advice to Counsel and Case Managers. Advise departments as to legal rights pursuant to relevant contracts (e.g.., non-disclosure agreements, real-estate documents, etc.), state and federal law (labor and otherwise), and other legally relevant issues (HR-related issues, website privacy policy, etc.); Advise board of directors and Member committees on issues related to labor laws, contracts, and other matters that may implicate state and federal law; Prepare legal opinions and documents that interpret applicable laws, rulings (arbitration and other), the constitution and contracts, and various regulations related to applicable law; Prepare agreements and contracts pursuant to departmental requests; Conduct legal and factual research regarding specific departmental issues; Assess internal documents, policies, etc., for legal compliance, and advise personnel appropriately; Negotiations and Advice Negotiate terms and provisions of various contracts (i.e.., vendor contracts, etc.); Resolve informally disputes between (for itself and on behalf of members) and third parties, in an effort to preempt litigation; Provide general information and assistance to members in areas related to their work under collective bargaining agreements; Legal Secretary/Interns Supervise, direct and develop support staff. Administer year-round internship program, monitor work flow and assignments given to interns, supervise work product of interns, and evaluate performance. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree or LLB degree from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent and:
For Counsel I: 1+ years' experience as a practicing attorney or its equivalent.
For Counsel II: 4+ years as a practicing attorney or its equivalent, preferably in a litigation environment.
Background in labor or entertainment law preferred. Active membership in the State Bar of California. Negotiating skills - able to negotiate with diplomacy. Able to use PC applications. Detail oriented. Able to work under pressure and independently. Able to professionally deal with irate, hostile, and/or difficult personalities. Able to respond to member and third party calls in a timely manner. Proficient on Lexis Nexis. Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Able to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines. Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, both internally and externally. Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting members. Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity. Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor. Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion. Must be available and willing to work extended hours (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as determines is necessary to meet its business needs. Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

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