Full Time Job

Sr. Counsel, Legal, Studio Operations

Warner Bros. Discovery

Nerima-Ku, Japan 06-17-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

The Role

Warner Bros. Studios Japan LLC, part of Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Operations Tours and Retail Group (''T&R Japan'') is seeking a Counsel that will be responsible for handling legal issues and negotiating and drafting contracts for our studio tour visitor attraction and retail sales operations in Tokyo. Reporting into the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, this position will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to T&R Japan executives and staff in Tokyo. The Counsel will handle legal and business affairs matters for T&R Japan including negotiating and drafting all business-related contracts and maintaining government agency compliance including safety and environmental matters.

Role Accountabilities
• Provide legal advice, guidance and direction, reflecting sound judgment and substantive legal and business knowledge and expertise, to executives and staff, on all aspects of T&R Japan's tours and retail business in Japan
• Negotiate and draft a wide variety of agreements including operations, safety, environmental, security, special events, ticketing, marketing, retail, food and beverage, and procurement
• Respond to calls from and meet regularly with various departments, including Studio Tour Development, Retail Merchandise, Food and Beverage, Visitor Experience, and Tour Marketing, to resolve legal issues that arise with their respective teams
• Work closely with marketing group to develop and successfully execute marketing and advertising campaigns for WB T&R Japan
• Review new products, packaging, and marketing materials developed for the Japan market to ensure rights clearance and compliance with internal policies and applicable laws and regulations
• Monitor all relevant local laws affecting T&R Japan business, and inform management and implement changes where required
• Provide regular updates to and obtain input from SVP Legal Affairs on all significant legal issues relating to T&R Japan

Qualifications & Experience
• 2- 5 years of experience at a law firm or in-house required
• Bilingual - fluent in Japanese and English
• Strong drafting and analytical skills – ability to interpret contracts and other legal documents
• Transactional and contract law experienced preferred
• Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required
• Lawyer admitted to practice law in Japan and in good standing
• Pay close attention to detail and understand written and oral instructions
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Strong negotiation and communication skills preferred.
• Strong project and time management skills preferred - Ability to juggle multiple and complex projects, agreements, and issues at one time as a team player for Legal Affairs issues
• Worked in a fast-paced environment, responding quickly to legal issues that arise preferred
• Work well under time constraints, meet deadlines, organize, and schedule work effectively preferred
• Communicates effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels preferred.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0keo8-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.