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General Counsel

Company name

NBC Universal, Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Aug 09, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 22, 2020

Posted on

Jul 31, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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General Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for: Supervise the News Legal Group which provides legal advice and support for all company’s news organizations globally. Oversee and provide media law advice on news content, including newsgathering, intellectual property, libel, reporter’s privilege, access and regulatory issues and pre-broadcast and pre-publication review. Oversee response to and resolution of claims, including allegations of libel, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and demands for news gathering materials. Oversee legal and business affairs for news productions and programming, including negotiating and drafting agreements with third party production companies for CNBC Primetime programming, and for NBC News Studio and MSNBC longform programming. Supervise transactional work, including drafting and reviewing licenses, contracts and joint venture agreements with a wide variety of third parties, including technology companies. Work with Comcast Legal on occasional equity investments and acquisitions. Serve as primary point of contact with News senior management to provide practical advice and strategic risk management. Coordinate with company Corporate Legal subject matter experts to provide legal support in specialized areas such as labor and employment, litigation, privacy, compliance and real estate. Should have 15+ years of legal experience, ideally within news media, including in-house counsel experience and/or significant experience at a top tier law firm advising media clients on a variety of legal issues, transactions and contracts. Must have successful track record of leading and managing a diverse group of accomplished attorneys and other legal professionals situated around the globe. Should have significant executive experience, stature, and overall credibility as a senior lawyer and trusted business advisor; able to communicate and synthesize complex issues crisply, clearly and convincingly. Must have extremely strong legal knowledge and skills as well as superior critical thinking, analytical, drafting, problem-solving and negotiating skills. A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required and must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of New York or member in good standing of another State Bar and registered as in-house counsel.

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NBC Universal, Inc.
30 Rockefeller Plz Fl 53
New York City, NY 10112

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