Full Time Job

Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Sony Music

New York, NY 02-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs (Counsel)

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

Sony Music is looking for an experienced transactional attorney with a M&A background to join its transactional business and legal affairs team.

What you'll do:
• Draft and negotiate a range of transactional and commercial agreements including: M&A-related agreements, joint venture agreements, equity acquisition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant agreements, technology agreements, lease agreements, vendor/services agreements and licenses.
• Conduct and manage legal due diligence for potential transactions.
• Coordinate and manage cross-functional teams throughout a transaction's life cycle.
• Drive continuous improvements and scalability in deal processes, diligence and execution.
• Advise on various inquiries from internal business units, including contract research and analysis.
• Manage outside counsel.

Who you are:
• 6+ years' experience at a major law firm (preferably in IP or Corporate)
• D. or LL.M. from a top law school
• Member of New York Bar in good standing
• Excellent negotiating and drafting skills
• Excellent analytical and communication skills (written and oral)
• Team player with an ability to work with others within group and across divisions
• Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
• Experience independently negotiating complex business transactions
• Flexibility to assist the legal team in its activities as needs arise

What we give you:
• You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
• A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
• An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
• Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition and student loans
• We invest in your professional growth & development
• Time off for a winter recess (Christmas through New Year's)