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Attorney The candidate will prosecute and manage numerous copyright infringement actions throughout the U.S., including drafting motion and discovery papers, negotiating settlements, reviewing song ownership documentation, attending settlement conferences and supervising outside counsel. Will prosecute and manage numerous collection arbitrations involving BMI licensed radio and TV stations, including supervising collection attorneys throughout the U.S. and negotiating settlements. Manage estate files so as to effect an orderly transition from the deceased affiliate to his/her successor. Provide advice on and/or draft contracts between BMI and outside vendors. Interact with other BMI attorneys and BMI management with respect to the above responsibilities. Assist other attorneys in the Legal Department on specific projects when necessary. Supports BMI Values and cultivates a culture of diversity and inclusion. Regular attendance. Other duties as assigned. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Must have Four year college degree and Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Should have 3-5 years of legal experience, at least a portion of which should be in private practice in a law firm. Should have a background in litigation, including researching and drafting of briefs and memoranda and motion practice. Prior knowledge of copyright law and/or music industry or broadcasting experience is highly recommended. Must have proficiency in MS Office. Admission to the New York and Tennessee State bar and license to practice in federal courts and Middle District of Tennessee is required.
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