Warner Music GroupNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Job Title: Litigation Counsel
A little bit about our team:
WMG's corporate Legal Department is located at corporate headquarters in NYC (and also in London) and supports WMG's recorded music labels, music publishing entities and all operating companies and departments in various legal matters, including litigation and claims, digital licensing, content protection, anti-piracy, mergers and acquisitions, securities, compliance and employment.
Why this could be your next big break:
This position is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the litigations and pre-litigation claims affecting a global entertainment company and its affiliated record labels and music publishing entities. In this role, you will not only handle some of the most cutting-edge legal issues facing the music industry, but you will also work closely with Legal & Business Affairs at the record labels and music publishing entities, Business Development, Finance and many other departments to develop a well-rounded experience of working in the music industry.
Here you'll get to:
Handle both affirmative and defensive claims and litigations relating to the cutting-edge legal issues affecting the music industry, including copyright, trademark, the DMCA, fair use, defamation and anti-piracy.
Investigate digital services, websites and mobile apps that use Warner Music Group content without a license.
Draft cease-and-desist letters, review and revise case filings, analyze artist and songwriter contracts and other agreements, and negotiate and draft settlements.
Prepare quarterly reporting documents pertaining to litigations and claims affecting the company.
Interact with WMG's internal business units, outside and opposing counsel, music industry trade associations, and infringing services.
Rock star candidates will have:
A JD and active license to practice law in New York.
2-4 years of experience practicing litigation with an emphasis on copyright law.
Experience in negotiations.
Strong interpersonal skills to successfully interface with outside attorneys, senior management and internal employees.
Self-motivation, with the ability to work independently, follow deadlines, effectively manage time and multi-task.
Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
Experience in the music industry.
Experience working in-house.
Why join us?
Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate and creative people in our business.
It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters and the people behind the music, at every stage of their careers. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.
Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.
Love this job and want to apply?
Click the ''Apply'' link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.
Don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us right away. We're taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.
Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.
Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.
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