Sr Counsel

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by MLB Advanced Media

New York, NY 10001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

This position will function as Senior Counsel, Legal and Business affairs for Major League Baseball (MLB) primarily in the area of global media transactions, with a focus on domestic and international media partnerships, including television, radio and digital media.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Report to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, MLB Advanced Media
  • Negotiate, structure and draft various agreements with MLB's domestic and international media partners, including television, radio and digital media.
  • Provide legal analysis and advice to internal clients with respect to domestic and international television, radio and digital media distribution agreements; production, programming, footage and other content licensing agreements; and emerging issues in evolving technologies and social media
  • Conduct league review of MLB team local television and radio agreements
  • Assist in the formulation of media policies applicable to MLB teams and league partners
  • Support and coordinate with other legal and business groups

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS :

  • At least eight years of related practice in a corporate legal department and/or law firm
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working for rightsholders, networks or distributors
  • Strong command of U.S. Copyright, trademark, right of publicity, false advertising and communications law
  • Advanced contract drafting, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional written and oral business communication skills
  • Organizational and project management competence necessary to support and advise business units and ensure projects are completed in a timely manner
  • Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Must work effectively in a fast-paced environment, interacting regularly with senior management and others across the organization, and be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects and engage with multiple stakeholders
  • Law degree from a top tier law school and member of New York State Bar in good standing

LOCATION : New York, New York

Reference: 561333613

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