A+E NetworksNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Currently, all employees are working remotely except for select roles that have an in office requirement. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our office re-openings will remain
contingent on the course of the COVID variants and federal, state and local safety guidelines and
recommendations. As we look forward, the majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup.
Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn't one that requires them to be in or near the office.
THE DIVISION'S STORY
Our global Legal and Business Affairs department believes in the promise and power of teamwork. When we work together as a cohesive unit – supporting, involving, appreciating and respecting each other – we can elevate our company, our clients, and ourselves. At A E Networks, we have built and developed a culture based on the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability and trust. These guiding principles serve as our north star as we partner and strategize with other departments across the Company to help A E Networks achieve its goals and stay at the forefront of a highly competitive, rapidly changing industry. If you share these values and want to learn more about who we are and what we do, consider joining our team.
THE ROLE: Production Attorney
Position is responsible for providing legal counsel to internal production groups, including Category 6 MediaTM and the Six West Media groupTM on day-to-day production related matters and overseeing complex, high-risk and experimental matters in the areas of pre-broadcast review, intellectual property; 1st Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy and defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support. Position reports to VP, Legal & Business Affairs, as part of the Legal Risk and IP team.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Pre-Broadcast and Production Counseling:
Work collaboratively with the Content and Risk team, as well as independently, in advising production teams on legal risk and viability of program concepts, program content and marketing campaigns, working closely with creative teams to find creative and business-minded solutions to legal and other impediments to program concepts.
Agreement Negotiation and Clearance Review:
Interface with legal counsel for rights holders and program participants to negotiate and revise appearance, location, and materials releases. Partner with programming attorneys to identify and resolve areas of risk in production agreements and clearances for high-risk, sensitive and novel programming.
General Legal Advice and Risk Management:
Anticipate and analyze legal and other risk factors and counsel clients in connection with longer-range projects and urgent and emergency matters where legal, reputational, or safety and security risks need to be evaluated and solutions executed.
• 4-6 years of legal practice desirable; minimum two years relevant law firm experience or 2 years' experience in production company legal department; in-house media law practice highly desirable
• Experienced attorney with expertise in pre-broadcast review, intellectual property; 1st Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy, defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support of A+E Networks. Work closely with creative executives in programming and marketing, IP and litigation attorneys, Standards and Practices team, and others.
• Must have highest level oral and written communication skills and ability to handle high volume of projects simultaneously.
• J.D., admitted to New York Bar