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Legal Counsel, Music and Entertainment

Electronic Arts
Los Angeles California United States
4 months ago

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The Legal Team at Electronic Arts is seeking a lawyer to join us as Legal Counsel, Music and Entertainment.

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Role Overview

At EA, we inspire the world to play. We are seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years of experience to counsel EA’s broadcast studio and music divisions, by providing legal advice, guidance and transactional support on a variety of issues and projects. This position will report to the Head of Legal for the Competitive Gaming Division of the Legal Department and is based in our Los Angeles office.

This position requires a media lawyer with strong music and business affairs experience and substantial knowledge of, and experience with, intellectual property law. The ideal candidate will have ample knowledge of, and experience with, music labels and publishers, music collective rights societies, performers, voice actors, and familiarity with issues arising in cross-jurisdictional commercial agreements.

Legal Counsel, Music and Entertainment will provide legal and strategic business advice on the commercial aspects of agreements and facilitate practical solutions to achieve business objectives while managing risk.

Responsibilities

We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience providing legal and business affairs support for broadcast and music studios. You will:

Music

Broadcast Studio

General / Cross-functional

Qualifications

J.D. and member in good standing with the State Bar of California.

At least five (5) years of relevant experience, with both in-house and top-tier law firm experience preferred. Prior experience in music, entertainment and/or media broadcasting and production is preferred.

Familiarity with intellectual property licensing, music and content production, sponsorship, advertising, and marketing laws.

Strong drafting and negotiation skills along with excellent communication skills, business judgment and strategic thinking.

Comfortable and adept at supporting a fast-paced, evolving business, balancing legal risk and thinking creatively to propel the business forward and enable smart decisions.

Must be a team player, who approaches problem solving by seeking collaboration and solutions

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