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Commercial Counsel

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Nov 26,2019

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Aug 13,2019

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Min 5 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Commercial Counsel
Duties: Provide tactical and strategic advice to Snap business and product leaders related to content acquisition, the development and production of original programing, and music licensing. Lead and manage all legal aspects of deals for Snap’s content initiatives, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements for Snap’s premium content Discover platform, original productions (scripted and non-scripted), and music initiatives. Develop and apply policies and practices for legal compliance with laws and regulations governing the use and distribution of publisher-produced and user-generated content, including those related to privacy, copyright, trademark, defamation, and right-of-publicity law, along with international regulatory requirements. Conduct pre-exhibition review of content to ensure compliance with Snap’s legal policies and risk tolerance. Coordinate with colleagues from every part of the company as part of cross-functional teams addressing the above.

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Qualifications: JD Degree with excellent academic credentials. 5+ years of relevant work experience working for a media company or top-tier transactional law firm/practice group specializing in complex media and digital commercial transactions. Membership in at least one state Bar. Preferred: Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital content ecosystem. Experience structuring, drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on transactions with multinational media companies, studios, production companies, guilds and unions, sports leagues, news publishers, record labels, and music publishers. Experience with a variety of exhibition windows and licensing models preferred, with an emphasis on digital. Substantial experience with First Amendment principles, media regulatory compliance, and platform regulatory compliance. Outstanding analytical, communication, organizational, negotiation, and drafting skills. Excellent legal and business judgment, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously. Ability to accommodate tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Clear, concise communication skills. Strong team player, with a team first attitude. Excited and inspired by the Snapchat product and culture.

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