Senior Director, Litigation, Business and Legal Affairs
Sony MusicNew York, NY
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As a Senior Director, Litigation, Business and Legal Affairs, you will provide legal support to our record labels and global business units with a primary focus on litigation. This role will report to the Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance, Ethics and Privacy Officer, and to the Senior Vice President, Head of US Litigation, Business and Legal Affairs.
What you'll do:
• Support Deputy General Counsel and Head of US Litigation on a variety of litigation, enforcement matters, and pre-litigation claims. Counsel business units on a wide range of matters including copyright, trademarks, and other compliance and legal issues.
• Manage and drive strategy for affirmative and defensive litigations, regulatory proceedings, third-party claims, and intellectual property enforcement matters in federal, state, and foreign jurisdictions.
• Pursue and manage Sony Music's intellectual property and brand enforcement matters; prepare cease-and-desist letters; investigate and respond to DSP takedowns and intermediary liability claims; liaise with external business partners on related matters.
• Draft and negotiate settlement agreements and related licenses.
• Represent Sony Music in mediations and at trial; prepare company witnesses for depositions and trial testimony.
• Handle all aspects of litigation discovery together with outside counsel, record labels, and business units.
• Oversee outside counsel.
• Legal Counseling
• Regularly counsel global business units on various matters (e.g., risk mitigation, litigation, intellectual property, compliance, contract interpretation, draft contract language, and company policies and procedures).
• Conduct pre-release review of videos, artwork, and other creative content for copyright, trademark, publicity rights, First Amendment, and other legal issues.
Who you are:
• Law Degree required
• 8 years of experience at a law firm or as in-house counsel
• Strong experience in litigation.
• Demonstrated ability to build trusted advisor relationships with internal clients, and to provide legal advice and support to internal non-legal stakeholders
• Strong negotiation skills and work ethic
• Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, emotional intelligence, good judgment, and intellectual curiosity
• Member of New York Bar in good standing
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
• Our Hybrid with Flexibility approach combines the flexibility of remote working with the benefits of in-person collaboration whenever we need to come together to do our best work. Managers will partner with their teams and employees to establish work arrangements that meet the business, team, and individual needs.
• 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
This position requires that the job candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that an applicant will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine). The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Please do not include proof of vaccine status or any indication of a possible request for an accommodation when submitting your application materials. If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.