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Office Of The Chief Legal Officer - Litigation Attorney


Los Angeles, CA 07-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are

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, 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. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

The Office of the Chief Legal Officer at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) provides dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, compliance, advice and counseling, and governmental affairs across CAA's businesses. We support CAA's needs when it comes to commercial, talent agency, intellectual property, and employment laws, among other legal areas.

CAA's litigation team plays an important part in all aspects of legal proceedings involving CAA by developing litigation strategy, supervising outside lawyers in achieving the company's goals in the most efficient and effective manner, managing document discovery, participating in the drafting and preparation of pleadings and correspondence, and advising on risk management.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced entertainment and sports business. As part of our team, you will internally handle matters prior to litigation including drafting and responding to demand letters and negotiating pre-litigation settlements. For matters which reach litigation (whether CAA is a party or third party), you will identify and engage appropriate outside counsel in coordination with the Office of Chief Legal Officer (OCLO) team; manage such outside counsel with respect to the legal work and billing; help research background factual information related to legal issues including interviewing CAA employees and identifying relevant documents; assist in the preparation of legal documents including drafting and editing pleadings and correspondence; and coordinating requests from external counsel in furtherance of deposition, trial or arbitration preparation. It is possible in smaller matters you may be called upon to make court appearances on behalf of CAA if needed. In addition to work on litigation matters, you will provide advice regarding litigation risk and best practices across the organization. You must have the ability to work independently and work proactively with various teams across the organization.

Every member of CAA's legal team is expected to be a values-driven, results-oriented leader who provides legal services with the highest level of professionalism, competence and efficacy. This hybrid position requires 4 days onsite in our Los Angeles office.

• Be a self-starter in supporting CAA's litigation, arbitration, dispute-prevention and dispute-resolution needs, including serving as the lead internal counsel managing a wide range of matters.
• Demonstrate thought leadership and a record of success in handling litigation/arbitration matters.
• Provide timely and time-sensitive legal counsel, information, advice, and guidance on litigation matters.
• Identify and analyze complex legal/business issues and provide appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal standards.
• Draft, review and edit litigation-related documents (e.g., motions, briefs, pleadings, litigation holds, discovery responses, settlement agreements, and protective orders).
• Oversee and manage CAA's responses to subpoenas and third-party requests for information.
• Review and manage systems and best practices for complying with discovery and document retention/litigation hold obligations in the most cost-effective manner possible, working with other departments (such as Technology).
• Demonstrate extensive negotiation skills with respect to legal issues.
• Demonstrate a strategic mindset, excellent judgment, strong communications skills, and strong work ethic.
• Communicate with stakeholders regarding litigation risks and status of ongoing disputes.
• Work as part of a team, with heavy emphasis on collaboration, transparency, and communication.
• Be a problem solver, able to address complex disputes from strategy to execution.
• Demonstrate learning agility and adaptability; be able to improve and evolve approach, systems or strategies when necessary.
• Encourage others to value varying perspectives when working in diverse teams.
• Uphold CAA's policies, including the code of business ethics and conduct.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Juris Doctorate from an accredited top-tier law school.
• 10+ years of handling complex litigation matters in the areas of entertainment, employment, and/or insurance at a top law firm
• 1+ years of in-house work managing outside counsel on multiple cases to obtain optimal outcomes preferred
• Licensed member in good standing of the California State Bar.

• This hybrid position requires 4 days onsite in our Los Angeles office.

Compensation: The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $123,000 - $254,000. T his 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

Creative Artists Agency, LLC (the ''Company'') is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion, creed, gender or sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family and medical care leave status, military or veteran status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, an employee's or their dependent's reproductive health decision making (e.g., the decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service), or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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-rnz54k-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $123,000 to $254,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.