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Director Legal and Business Affairs

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Date Last Verified

May 17,2019

Valid Through

Aug 30,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Director, Legal and Business Affairs
The candidate will be responsible for providing business and legal support to all departments of firm, including Original Programming and Production, Content Distribution and Marketing, Marketing and Creative Services, Operations, Public Relations, Research and Talent. Will structure, negotiate and draft a variety of content acquisition agreements including, production, co-production and acquisition/license agreements, on-air talent and performer agreements, agreements for services, venue agreements, option purchase agreements, information technology agreements, software license agreements and other strategic partnership deals for the network. Counsel internal clients on a variety of legal issues including, contractual interpretation, intellectual property, rights of privacy, publicity, unions, on-air promotion, and music licensing and clearance. Review proposed on-air content and advise regarding matters of defamation, privacy and related claims, and rights and clearance issues. Assist in managing firm’s litigation portfolio, as well as managing outside counsel in litigation and other matters. Provide targeted legal support via content distribution agreements for the distribution of firm’s network via cable, satellite, VOD, and alternate media. Effectively represent firm with third parties including, outside counsel, strategic partners, and vendors. Foster and manage relationships with firm internal departments including, Programming, Content Distribution and Marketing, Marketing, Operations, Public Relations, Research and Talent. Prepare status reports and other organizational tools as requested.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have JD degree from an accredited law school and a member of the California, New York, Maryland or DC Bars. Must have 5+ years of prior legal experience with a cable channel or network. Should preferably have 7+ years of television industry experience.

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Hiring Coordinator
1010 Wayne Ave
10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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