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Entertainment and New Media Attorney in El Segundo, CA

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Company name

Mattel, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Entertainment and New Media

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


El Segundo, CA

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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Senior Counsel Legal and Business Affairs - Entertainment The candidate will cultivate the trust and confidence of, and be an effective partner to, senior executives. Will provide strategic legal and business advice that’s appropriately risk-balanced. Manage deals with risks and the long-term in mind, but without losing sight of the imperative to advance firm’s business and close deals – often with challenging deadlines. Identify issues and relevant firm stakeholders early – and then creatively solve those issues and work constructively with those stakeholders. Leadership Ability. Excel, and inspire staff to excel, in a culture that fosters and demands accountability, speed, trust, and ethical conduct. Work effectively within a talented, high-performing team of approximately 12+ lawyers, paralegals, and support staff in far-flung time zones around the world. Curiosity and Growth. Also proactively manage deals, administrative functions, outside counsel and issues across offices, time zones, and sub-practice areas. Skillfully juggle constantly changing priorities and sometimes conflicting objectives. Foster a culture that values strong practice administration. Excellent Work Product and Work Ethic. Write and present in a concise, lucid manner – in emails, memos, presentations, and contracts.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be an undergraduate degree and a law degree, with strong academic performance at a highly-rated law school. Good standing with at 1 state Bar and, if licensed to practice in California. Should have 8+ years of experience as an entertainment attorney at a law firm and at a major studio, network, or other company with a sophisticated entertainment practice. Experience must include: A demonstrated track record structuring, drafting, negotiating, and managing entertainment deals of all kinds, particularly sophisticated, innovative deals; A strong understanding of: An entertainment studio practice, including a deep knowledge of business and legal issues that relate to: creating and building brands and franchises; content exploitation across all media and platforms, including those using new formats and technologies; content production, including music, talent, and guilds; co-productions, including international partnerships and tax-based financing incentives; copyright and IP matters, including complex ownership and licensing arrangements; production integration deals; participations, royalties and other payment structures; rights management; clearances; and submissions; and, How entertainment content relates to the consumer products business, and how technology is deployed to activate brands and distribute content.

Additional info

Requisition Number: 181103

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mattel, Inc.
333 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245-5012