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Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, licensing, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.
The Executive – Immigration & Commercial Transactions will report to the Head of Commercial Transactions and Client Services and/or other senior members within the Office of the Chief Legal Officer. The Executive will manage the agency's support of clients' immigration needs, as well as global mobility involving CAA's employees, by developing immigration strategy, supervising outside lawyers in achieving the company's goals in the most efficient and effective manner, managing immigration policies, participating in the drafting and preparation of immigration and other legal correspondence, managing minors' agency papers, negotiating and drafting commercial and vendor agreements, supporting commission collection efforts, and supporting the legal aspects of client relations generally in other areas, on an as-needed basis, such as client onboarding and commissions .
• Work closely with outside counsel to prepare documents and filings necessary to obtain immigration benefits, including permanent residency, work authorization and visas for employees and clients of the Company;
• Support agents, executives and other colleagues to gather information and data necessary for completion of appropriate immigration forms;
• Work closely with Human Resources to manage immigration compliance and immigration process in regard to employee onboarding, relocation and transfers;
• Track work authorization or visa expiration or limitations, for instance, so as to ensure legal compliance, or to manage renewal or extension of work authorization or visas as needed;
• Handle court approval for minors' agency papers and other minor-related compliance work.
• Negotiate and draft vendor agreements and other commercial contracts;
• Support commission collection efforts, including researching accounting information, preparing commission protection letters and negotiating settlements of commission disputes;
• Manage stakeholder expectations by discussing deadlines, costs, timing and risks;
• Work swiftly and efficiently to ensure matters are dealt with in a timely manner and deadlines are met;
• Engage in effective written and verbal communications:
• Correspond with clients, employees and outside counsel on a daily basis via email;
• Take clear and accurate notes documenting telephone calls/meetings;
• Write accurate memoranda documenting the results of research or addressing trends in immigration laws and compliance;
• Participate in meetings and conference calls, as needed;
• Respond to requests related to immigration, as well as other general inquiries;
• Track, manage and communicate billings detailing the work undertaken on behalf of clients and employees;
• Create and maintain electronic files;
• Conduct compliance related audits or projects from time to time, as needed;
• Stay attuned to immigration trends and advise the company on best practices.
• Bachelor's Degree preferred.
• 10+ years of experience working in-house in a business environment managing immigration, minors' compliance, preparing commercial and vendor agreements.
• Familiarity with commissions issues preferred.
• Paralegal certificate preferred.
• High degree of empathy with the ability to conduct difficult conversations in a calm and effective manner.
• Ability to organize, analyze, summarize and communicate complex or voluminous information.
• Ability to manage multiple on-going matters at once by multi-tasking and prioritizing tasks effectively.
• Ability to work quickly without compromising accuracy or attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and discretion, and take initiative.
• Ability to solve problems and offer proactive solutions in a creative, compliant and professional manner.
• Have a positive, can-do attitude and work collaboratively within a team environment and with other colleagues.
• Recognize the legal and practical issues and identify the appropriate action to be taken.
• Ability to clearly present ideas and summarize complex issues, both in writing and verbally.
• Ability to work in a dynamic organization, relate to clients and colleagues, show empathy while delivering customer service, and build relationships with others within the organization to facilitate increased communication and efficiency.
• Familiarity with Form I-9 and e-Verify compliance.
• Knowledgeable of US immigration laws, processes, forms and deadlines; willingness to learn about other countries' laws and processes.
• Proficient in standard Microsoft applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
This role is based out of the Los Angeles office; Hybrid with 4 days in office.
Compensation: The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $134,000-$168,000. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria. Please talk with a CAA Recruiter to learn more.
The Company also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r788qp-3-239-117-1-42 in your application.