Full Time Job

Associate Counsel


Sao Paulo, Brazil 04-01-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

As one of the world's premier entertainment portfolios, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer delivers quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Delivering a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe, the unique brands include Universal TV, SYFY, USA, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo Internacional, CNBC, Bravo, and DreamWorks. NBCUniversal's streaming offering outside the US includes Universal+, a premium streaming subscription service available in Latin America offering subscribers both live programming and an extensive range of compelling VOD content available all in one place. NBCU's direct-to-consumer activity outside the US includes Hayu, the all-reality SVOD service available in 27 territories – including the UK, Canada and across Europe and Asia Pacific – as well as Peacock on Sky.

NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Job Description

As an Associate Counsel within NBCUniversal's Latin America business, you will support the business on a wide range of legal matters relating to the operation and distribution of NBCUniversal's channels and streaming services in Brazil. You will also be tasked with supporting the development of processes and templates designed to ensure the long-term efficiency of the legal function.

• Negotiate, draft, and interpret legal documents, including production deals (e.g., coproduction agreements, license agreements and talent agreements), revenue generating deals (e.g., agreements for the sale of advertising and promotion authorizations designed to acquire and retain NBCUniversal services' subscribers), as well as cost deals (e.g., marketing agreements).
• Analyze clearance reports related to NBCUniversal original productions (e.g., approval of the rights bible, analysis of legal summary, verification of contracts and approval of final cut content).
• Review advertising materials to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, as well as provide legal support to the ad sales team.
• Provide timely legal advice with respect to consumer protection and privacy laws that could affect NBCUniversal's direct-to-consumer businesses in Brazil, as well as manage and advise the business regarding any potential claims raised by consumers.
• Provide timely legal support and advice to the local teams, including the marketing and original productions departments (e.g., approval of social media content, advertising promos and on-air materials).
• Manage and advise the business regarding corporate governance matters, including strategic transactions, governing documentation, intercompany service arrangements, local corporate filings, and powers of attorney.
• Provide timely legal research and assessment on relevant topics related to the NBCUniversal businesses in Brazil and across Latin America.
• Provide timely regulatory legal advice, focusing on creative solutions to overcome obstacles.
• Monitor regulatory bills status related to the media industry in Congress, especially those that affect the NBCUniversal businesses in Brazil.
• Analyze regulatory developments and collaborate with industry groups with the goal of identifying and managing possible impacts to the business.
• Communicate effectively to internal clients to ensure efficient management of open matters, including attending meetings as necessary.
• Serve as a liaison and counsel clients on advice received from outside counsel as well as NBCUniversal's Corporate legal teams.
• Train and counsel the business on applicable policies and best practices, including approval processes, key contractual issues, and risk management.
• Assist in the development of templates and ensure that they are accurately maintained.
• Inspire collaboration across the Legal function by developing and maintaining relationships with relevant counterparts across the globe.
• Provide support on any other matters that the business or Legal function may need.


Basic Qualifications:
• Graduated from accredited law school in Brazil, demonstrated academic achievement, and current Brazilian Bar (OAB) membership in good standing
• Active Brazilian Bar (OAB) member with license to practice law in the State of São Paulo, Brazil
• A minimum of 2 years of media business and legal affairs experience at a law firm and/or media company
• Language: Fluent in Portuguese & English, Spanish is a plus

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
• Must be willing to work in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
• Must be willing to work late evenings, and occasional holidays or weekends per business need.
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in Brazil.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

Desired Characteristics:
• Strong analytic, drafting, organizational, and communication skills
• Takes ownership of matters, including by taking a solutions oriented approach and thinking ahead
• Effectively copes with a high-volume workload in a fast-paced environment, including proper prioritization of matters
• Ability to quickly pivot as business needs and priorities evolve
• Experience in original productions and legal clearances is preferred, as well as in distribution or advertising sale agreements and consumer protection matters
• Experience in ANCINE incentives is preferred
• Works as a team player, continuously collaborating within the Legal function and business partners
• Takes the initiative to find opportunities to add value
• Works independently and to a high professional standard

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjq39-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.