Full Time Job

Associate Counsel - Business and Legal Affairs


Universal City, CA 08-23-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Universal Products & Experiences Overview:

Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) globally drives the expansion and elevation of NBCUniversal's iconic collection of brands, intellectual properties, characters, and stories based on the company's extensive portfolio of properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. The division executes this through innovative physical and digital products, engaging retail and product experiences across our expansive global theme park destinations (for both owned and 3rd party IP), location-based venues, e-commerce product platforms, and retailers around the world. Along with global brand strategy and creative, UP&E's three lines of business include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, as well as Theme Parks Products & Retail. UP&E is a division of Universal Parks & Resorts, part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Universal Products & Experiences is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of the highest caliber. We are committed to fostering equitable and inclusive environments that honor the experiences, perspectives, and uniqueness of each colleague.

It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Job Description


This position is on the Business & Legal Affairs team responsible for providing business and legal support for Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E). UP&E handles the licensing of NBCU film and television properties for merchandising, publishing, video games, digital and interactive uses, and commercial tie-ins/promotions. This role would primarily focus on drafting, basic legal research on rights, clearance of creative materials, and generally assisting group attorneys with respect to consumer products.

Responsibilities include:
• Draft, negotiate, review, analyze and interpret a high volume of intellectual property license agreements and related documents associated with the licensing of intellectual property content for consumer products
• Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues to internal business, franchise and creative partners, and propose practical, responsive solutions
• Liaise with NBCUniversal corporate, production, finance, and other internal teams on a range of issues
• Advise internal stakeholders on new business propositions and rights, deal structures and other matters, undertaking legal research and advising on issues/risks
• Review creative materials for use in consumer products
• Create ad-hoc contracts and legal documents as business requirements dictate
• Assist with royalty audits, interpreting contractual language and finalizing settlement agreements
• Perform other duties and/or manage special projects as needed


• JD or LLM from an accredited law school.
• Member of the California Bar or Registered with the California Bar as in-house counsel.
• 1-3 years of legal experience at a major law firm, or comparable studio or corporate experience.

Desired Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills to develop working relationships with a wide range of personalities/styles.
• Self-starter with a very strong work ethic.
• Proven ability to exercise proper judgment to assess priorities, ability to juggle a large volume of work efficiently and effectively, and meet multiple deadlines, with minimal supervision.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Precise attention to detail.
• Flexibility with a proactive can-do approach.
• Entertainment, media/technology, intellectual property, or other relevant subject matter expertise preferred.
• Proficiency in Spanish or Japanese a plus.

Additional Requirements:
• Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Salary range: $80,000 - $100,000 (bonus eligible)

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxbp6z-3-214-184-223-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $80,000 to $100,000 Per Year ($ USD)