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Senior Legal Officer / Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), London, UK

Role Summary

To provide litigation and case support for MLDI’s legal casework, including strategic legal defence cases, working closely with the Head of Legal Cluster, Legal Director, Legal Officer and other members of the MLDI team. A full job description can be viewed here.

About MLDI

MLDI is a charity that helps journalists defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and bloggers who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law. MLDI was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.

To apply

 Please send your CV and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 19 October 2018.

Posted October 1, 2018


Senior Counsel,  Hachette Book Group, New York, New York

SUMMARY:

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Counsel to handle a range of commercial transactions, intellectual property/First Amendment issues, pre-litigation and litigation, and other general corporate matters. This attorney will be joining a legal team based in New York which supports multiple offices and all aspects of the company's business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Counsel publishing units on copyright, trademark, libel, privacy and other pre-publication matters.
  • Draft and negotiate range of commercial agreements, including content distribution agreements across all media and devices, software/IT agreements, advertising and marketing agreements, and other day-to-day operational contracts.
  • Manage pre-litigation disputes (sending cease and desist notices, responding to claim letters), and manage outside counsel on litigation matters.
  • Experience handling compliance, privacy, marketing and/or M&A matters is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • J.D. with strong academic credentials and admitted to the New York Bar.
  • At least 6+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably a combination of in-house experience and foundational training at a law firm.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of publishing/media law and related trends.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively with clients at all levels of the organization, be solution oriented, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, prioritize and multi-task.

About Hachette Book Group: Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world.

To apply, please follow this link.

Posted October 1, 2018


Deputy General Counsel - Media, American Media Inc., New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Assist General Counsel-Media with supervision of five in-house attorneys.
  • Pre-publication review of magazine and online content including stories, posts, photos, audio, and video.
  • Advice on libel, privacy, newsgathering, copyright, and other intellectual property rights to editorial staff.
  • Draft releases, "talent" agreements, and source contracts.
  • Investigate claims, complaints, and queries, and advise GC-Media on same. Respond as necessary.
  • Conduct legal seminars for editorial staff.
  • Cover thrice-weekly evening editorial meetings with CEO and top editors as requested by GC-Media.
  • Occasional travel.

Required experience:

  • Minimum ten years as a litigator and/or conducting prepublication for a national newspaper, magazine, network, website, book publisher, and/or in a firm's media group.
  • Experience in libel, newsgathering, privacy, reporter's privilege, and First Amendment matters.
  • Knowledge of copyright, trademark, and intellectual property rights, including digital rights.
  • General knowledge of contract and tort law
  • Some transactional experience helpful, but not required.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Cameron Stracher: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted September 21, 2018


HBO Senior Counsel, New York, NY

Legal counsel in the HBO Distribution Business & Legal Affairs group, reporting into VP, Distribution Business & Legal Affairs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for drafting agreements and analyzing and participating in all aspects of distribution of HBO’s domestic networks and broadband properties.

REQUIREMENTS:

  •  J.D. from top tier law school and admittance to New York State Bar required.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years complex transactional experience, including experience at a top level law firm.
  • Experience leading complex deals.
  • Strong drafting skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively within a team and with stakeholders across the company.
  • Prior media and/or digital company experience a plus.

TO APPLY:

Click here

Posted August 14, 2018


International Counsel Positions, Thomson Reuters

  • Media & Litigation Counsel, Singapore
    The attorney will counsel on laws affecting newsgathering and publication, intellectual property, dispute resolution and litigation.  This is a global role with a focus on Asia.
  • Commercial Counsel, Singapore
    Primary responsibilities are to negotiate and draft a wide range of transactional agreements, inform commercial policy, and advise on new business ventures and opportunities. The role is global, with a focus on Asia.
  • Employment Counsel, London
    The lawyer will counsel on employment issues across Reuters globally, except the United States, with additional responsibility for working with Thomson Reuters’ Compliance Department to ensure Reuters’ compliance with laws and regulations around the world.

Posted July 23, 2018


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The Litigation Group of the NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law school graduate for a full-time one-year clerkship in New York beginning in August. The group represents and advises NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital businesses. We have a wide-ranging case load that includes First Amendment and other media issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employment and general commercial matters. We handle much of our litigation in-house and operate much like a small, busy law firm that happens to work on some of the most interesting legal issues in media. Our clerk can expect brief-writing, legal research, fact-gathering, and helping to prepare for court hearings, arbitrations and depositions. As the year goes on, our clerk may take broader responsibility in smaller matters, under the supervision of the experienced litigators in the group. We seek a candidate with strong writing skills, an excellent academic record, significant legal research experience, and demonstrated interest in litigation and the media industry. Journal or moot court experience is a plus. The position is located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
 
Compensation is $27/hour for 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit résumé and cover letter by June 10, 2016, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We expect to begin interviewing candidates in mid-June and to extend an offer by early July. No telephone calls or hard-copy applications, please.
 
 
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