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Entertainment Law Associate - Contract Position

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New York City, NY

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Job Summary

This is a chance to work with an innovative, exciting and growing entertainment law practice that specializes in the area of digital media. We represent some of the biggest digital influencers in the world. You will be expected to handle a heavy volume of complex deal flow and deal directly with clients, managers, agents and other lawyers.

We would like to work with an attorney on an independent contractor basis for the first 3-6 months. This could turn into a full-time position after the trial period.

Responsibilities and Duties

-primary job duties include drafting and negotiating: brand and endorsement deals, merchandising deals, license and distribution agreements for the exploitation and monetization of digital programming, etc.

-trademark and copyright registrations

-corresponding with clients on a daily basis

-responding to all inquiries promptly

-counseling clients on a variety of day to day legal issues

Qualifications and Skills

Demonstrated ability to proactively identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to effectively manage small to mid-sized matters and portions of large, complex matters

Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with ability to work independently.

Qualified candidates must be members of the New York and/or California Bar(s) with at least 3 years of relevant experience (ideally with a minimum of 3 years of business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment)

Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills are also a must

Desired candidate will be well-versed in social media, entertainment industry customs and practices and possess demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with agents, managers and outside attorneys

Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate independently with minimal supervision and work long hours as necessary

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a range of personalities and styles and to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and other related tools.


At present this is an independent contractor position with no benefits.

Job Type: Contract

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