Manager, Commercial Clearance
Remote / Virtual
The majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup. Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn't one that requires them to be in or near the office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our onsite attendance policies reflect that. If there is an on-site requirement for a role, it will be listed in the job description.
For those employees who would like to utilize our offices, full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for physical presence in A+E Networks workplaces. While A+E Networks will consider reasonable
accommodation requests regarding this policy in accordance with applicable law, such requests will not be considered until a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not submit any medical or health information in connection with their application for employment.
THE DIVISION'S STORY
Our global Legal and Business Affairs department believes in the promise and power of teamwork. When we work together as a cohesive unit – supporting, involving, appreciating and respecting each other – we can elevate our company, our clients, and ourselves. At A+E Networks, we have built and developed a culture based on the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability and trust. These guiding principles serve as our north star as we partner and strategize with other departments across the Company to help A+E Networks achieve its goals and stay at the forefront of a highly competitive, rapidly changing industry. If you share these values and want to learn more about who we are and what we do, consider joining our team.
Position is responsible for providing legal counsel in the areas of pre-broadcast/pre-publication review; intellectual property; First Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy, defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support of A+E Networks. Position reports to and supports the VP & Associate General Counsel as part of the Content, Production & Risk team, and will manage junior team members as needed.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Pre-Broadcast and Production Counseling:
Support Content, Production & Risk team in advising network and studio executives on legal risk and viability of scripted and unscripted program concepts, program content and marketing campaigns, working closely with creative teams to find solutions to legal and other impediments.
Production Risk Management:
Work closely with third-party production companies and vendors to manage all areas of production risk, including COVID and safety guidelines; review and manage all casting diligence; help manage insurance claims and resolve coverage issues.
IP and Litigation Advice and Support:
Provide support to Intellectual Property and Litigation teams with legal analysis, claims assessments and practical support in all areas, including enforcement of IP rights and defense claims. Assess fair use risk and advise on rights issues.
General Legal Advice:
Analyze legal and other risk factors and counsel clients in connection with longer-range projects and urgent and emergency matters where legal, reputational, or safety and security risks need to be evaluated.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
You will be part of a unified team that works to foster a culture of excellence that supports and drives A&E's goals in this changing media and business landscape. You'll have the opportunity to participate with a team that encourages clients to embrace Legal and Business Affairs as a strategic partner. We have the people, strength and scope to handle what comes our way. You'll will be able to improve processes and skills department wide, so that we all can collaborate, excel and grow, individually and as a group.
• 7-10 years of relevant law firm experience or experience in media company legal department; in-house media law practice highly desirable.
• Attorney with experience in pre-broadcast/pre-publication review; intellectual property; First Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy, defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support of A+E Networks. Work closely with creative executives in programming and marketing, IP and litigation attorneys, Standards and Practices, Global Rights, and others.
• Must have highest level oral and written communication skills and ability to handle high volume of projects simultaneously.
Required Education and Admissions:
• J.D., admitted to New York or California Bar
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1zxje-44-200-30-73-42 in your application.
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