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CRIT Litigation & Policy Associate

The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) is hiring a litigation and policy associate to start July 1, 2018.  The associate will handle litigation and develop policy proposals as a key member of the CRIT team, and will also supervise students in the Media Freedom & Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School working on litigation being pursued on behalf of CRIT.  At least two years of previous legal experience is required; some knowledge of FDA drug approval policies and practices, clinical testing design, administrative procedure law, FOIA, and/or First Amendment is preferred.

About CRIT

CRIT is an inter-disciplinary program of the schools of law, medicine and public health at Yale University. We are a collaboration of legal, medical and public health experts dedicated to promoting health by improving the integrity and transparency of biomedical and clinical research.  We litigate court cases, conduct original research, influence policymakers, and collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally on key issues affecting the health of people worldwide. We are focused on two key areas in ensuring the transparency of clinical research and development on the drugs and medical devices that millions of Americans depend on a daily basis:  enhancing government enforcement, and overcoming industry resistance.   

The Litigation & Policy Associate

The new CRIT associate will be involved in cutting-edge work developing legal theories and strategies aimed at promoting the transparency and quality of clinical trials involving drugs, biologics and medical devices.  Working under the supervision of the CRIT faculty, including primarily Professor Amy Kapczynski of Yale Law School and MFIA director David Schulz, the associate will help to devise policy proposals and implement strategies aimed at achieving a significant systematic impact on the access to and quality of clinical trial data.  These strategies may include litigating FOIA cases to compel access to clinical trial information, initiating administrative and judicial proceedings to enforce clinical trial reporting requirements, formulating policy proposals for regulatory change, petitioning for FDA regulatory reforms, and coordinating with private and government attorneys.  Activities may also include drafting amicus briefs in cases of importance to CRIT, such as First Amendment challenges to the FDA’s regulatory authority.

To implement these strategies, the CRIT associate will work closely with the existing team of CRIT fellows and fellows in the MFIA Clinic and will have the assistance of Yale law students in the MFIA Clinic.  Acting as a supervising attorney in the MFIA Clinic, the CRIT associate will play a significant role in training a new generation of lawyers to be both excellent advocates and future leaders in this area of the law.  The associate will supervise students on all active clinic cases undertaken in support of CRIT’s mission and teach a substantive and skill-based session each semester.

The CRIT associate will also be invited to participate in the scholarly activities of MFIA, and its parent organization, the Information Society Project (ISP), directed by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Jack Balkin.  ISP activities include regular academic lunches, workshops, conferences, and talks.

The appointment is for one year, with possible renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and grant funding.

Application Instructions

Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 15, 2018.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.  Salary dependent on experience.

Applications should include:

·         A one to five page statement describing the applicant’s interest in this position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;

·         A copy of the applicant’s resume;

·         A law school transcript; and

·         At least one sample of recent legal writing, preferably a brief or memorandum.

Application materials should be sent (in electronic form) to Margaret E. McCarthy at margaret.e.mccarthy@yale.edu.

For further information, please feel free to contact CRIT co-director Amy Kapczynki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or MFIA Clinic Co-Director David Schulz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Posted May 09, 2018


PMC: Senior Counsel

Penske Media is expanding its Legal team with the addition of a Senior Counsel position which can be based in either our NYC or LA office.  Reporting directly to the Company’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for handling all legal matters that arise within the Company’s various entertainment, fashion, music, luxury, lifestyle and other digital media businesses.  For the right candidate this role has the ability to quickly expand into a divisional general counsel role in which the Senior Counsel will be the primary lawyer responsible for interacting with dedicated business units and departments.

The ideal candidate must be a pro-active self-starter with an incredible work ethic and ability to multi-task, handling a large volume of work and balancing competing demands of numerous businesses under time pressure while maintaining exacting attention to detail.  This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-scaling, mission-oriented company with a highly collaborative Legal team that values new ideas, creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership.  Your service-oriented attitude will help you to thrive in a role where you are expected to develop your leadership and grow in your career.  This is an opportunity to challenge your skills and become one of the strong leaders that help shape our success. 

Responsibilities

  •  Counseling business unit leaders, editors, sales and marketing teams and others in a wide range of issues relating to digital media and publishing
  •  Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements which include sponsorship, custom content, events, data providers, advertising, sales, marketing and master services agreements 
  •  Providing pre-publication review of editorial content and advice regarding defamation, copyright ownership, rights of publicity and privacy 
  •  Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedure and standards
  •  Assisting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with all other legal matters relating to the Company’s various businesses including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, intellectual property, data security, privacy and labor and employment matters

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8-10 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional background as well as experience perform pre-publication review of editorial content
  • Experience working with digital media companies and traditional print publishing strongly preferred
  •  Experience counseling and advising business unit leaders and department heads and members of their teams on all manner of legal and business issues
  •  Good working knowledge of privacy, data security, native advertising and social media
  •  Ability to work autonomously and independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in California or New York, as applicable.

About PMC

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit www.pmc.com.

Posted May 08, 2018


Counsel, Intellectual Property and Contracts, New York Times, New York, NY

The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney in its legal department, handling a variety of matters related to intellectual property and commercial transactions. The attorney will report directly to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for protection and enforcement of the Company's intellectual property globally, including advising on copyright and fair use, IP licensing, trademark clearance and enforcement, and right of publicity.
  • Negotiate and draft agreements and counsel clients on complex commercial transactions, marketing, digital operations, brand and content licensing, film and television licensing, merchandising, third-party distribution, and vendor and technology matters.
  • Advise newsroom on freelance agreements with journalists and other content creators.
  • Provide pre-publication IP review of editorial content, videos, advertising, and marketing creative materials, working with the audio and video teams, photo editors, magazine editorial staff, and social media teams.
  • Provide general compliance advice and training; keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients on the same.
  • Provide legal support for the company's vendor management program.
  • Work collaboratively with other lawyers in the department on general contract matters, data privacy and security, and related needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions. Must be a member of the New York bar.
  • At least seven years' experience, including strong knowledge of intellectual property law (copyright, trademark and right of publicity) and an extensive general commercial contracts practice. Previous in-house experience is a strong preference.
  • Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues; to work well with a wide range of clients, from senior corporate management to line operating personnel; and to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal and regulatory material, communicate their implications in clear and simple language, and recommend appropriate and defensible courses of action.
  • Superior work ethic, strong organizational skills and ability to handle a large volume of work and balance competing demands of numerous clients under time pressure.
  • Excellent judgment and professional integrity.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted March 27, 2018


Senior Staff Attorney, NYCLU, New York, NY

NYCLU is looking for an experienced litigator to join our 20-person legal department as a senior staff attorney. This position provides a great opportunity to supervise and lead litigation on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues; lead advocacy work of the legal department; supervise and cultivate a dynamic and diverse group of staff attorneys; and play an important role in strategic planning for the legal department and the NYCLU as a whole. Ideally, the person hired for this position will have ten or more (but at least eight) years of related litigation and advocacy experience, plus considerable supervisory experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the First Amendment, immigration, and/or privacy and technology. Finally, building a diverse staff is a paramount goal of the NYCLU.

The NYCLU is one of the largest ACLU affiliates in the country, and we are growing rapidly as we confront the threat of the Trump administration. We also have the unique advantage of sharing offices with our colleagues at the national office of the ACLU, which provides many opportunities to collaborate with them.

The deadline for filing is Friday, April 6, though we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Click here to apply.

Posted March 27, 2018


Legal Fellow, First Amendment Coalition, San Rafael, CA

FAC is hiring a Legal Fellow.  We are looking for a practicing lawyer or a recent law school graduate to serve for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Full job posting here.

Applications should be submitted to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted March 27, 2018


Associate, Reavis Page Jump LLP, New York, NY

Reavis Page Jump LLP seeks an experienced Associate to join our dynamic New York City-based entertainment and media practice. The candidate must be admitted to practice in New York, have four to seven years legal experience primarily in entertainment law, and an excellent academic history. The candidate will be responsible for structuring, reviewing, drafting and negotiating transactions primarily in the film, television and new media industries. Additionally, the candidate should be willing to be involved in our employment and dispute resolution matters. Experience in the areas of transactional entertainment law, media and technology or other relevant experience is required. General corporate experience is desired. Excellent communication, writing, research and analytical skills are a must. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and creative, with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. The position offers the candidate the opportunity to assume significant responsibility and interface directly with clients and to report directly to the head of the department.

Qualified candidates are expected to be able to successfully and independently:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of entertainment agreements, including production services, talent, digital rights, content acquisition and other similar agreements
  • Effectively represent clients in negotiating deal terms in a range of matters
  • Perform first-rate legal research and use it effectively to forward client goals
  • Prepare documents with precision and accuracy as if the first draft is the last
  • Coordinate, collaborate with and support other attorneys of the firm
  • Delegate effectively to and supervise other associates, paralegals and legal assistants
  • Problem solve and think creatively

Other Essential Requirements:

  • Admitted to Practice in New York
  • Sound business judgment
  • Ability to take responsibility and to work well under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters and competing client demands
  • Ability to proactively identify and resolve legal issues
  • Outstanding communication, analytic and organizational skills
  • Interest in client development, management and marketing
  • Experience and comfort in leadership roles

For consideration, please submit a cover letter (noting salary requirements), resume, transcript and writing sample (not to exceed five pages) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it via email only.

Information about the firm can be found on our website: www.rpjlaw.com.

Salary will commensurate with experience. All requested documents must be submitted via email for consideration.

Posted March 5, 2018


Employment Lawyer, New York Times Company, New York, NY

The New York Times Company has an opening for an employment lawyer. This position will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (employment). The role will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide preventive, proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, employee discipline and separations, workplace investigations, severance programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, employment and separation agreements, unemployment and workers' compensation, and immigration issues.
  • Working with the Company's Talent & Inclusion Department, develop and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management.
  • Regularly prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices.
  • Keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients on same.
  • As needed, consult on international employment issues, working with the Company's international human resources staff and local counsel.
  • Assist with various complex and/or sensitive projects, as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions.
  • Must be a member of the New York Bar.
  • Previous in-house experience, particularly with unionized workforces, is preferred.
  • Six to 10 years of experience in the areas of employment law, with sufficient experience to handle role responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.

The successful candidate must:

  • Be an effective communicator and influencer, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues;
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness;
  • Be able to weigh risks against operational needs to develop reasoned recommendations, including risk mitigation strategies, and provide sound legal advice;
  • Possess strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to handle high volume and balance competing demands;
  • Have good judgment, a high level of professional integrity and the discretion, tact and ability to maintain confidentiality.

To apply, click here.

Posted February 22, 2018


Media Counsel Interested in Privacy Law, Atlantic Media, Washington D.C.

Atlantic Media is dedicated to equipping opinion leaders with breakthrough ideas and original insights. Its powerful brands, including The Atlantic, Government Executive, National Journal, and Quartz reach leaders across all sectors—consumer, business, media, and government. Strategically designed to meet the unique needs of this community, Atlantic Media's innovative portfolio of digital, print, event, social, and mobile platforms engages an influential audience of over 60 million worldwide each month.

Offering an entrepreneurial environment within a collegial, progressive workplace, Atlantic Media provides a wealth of opportunities for career development and growth across the fields of journalism, marketing, sales, business, research, and strategy.

Atlantic Media is recruiting a business-minded attorney interested in data privacy to serve in our General Counsel's office. The recruitment standard is high – someone of exceptional talent as demonstrated in his or her educational and professional credentials.

In the Role You Will:

  • Report to our Deputy General Counsel
  • Work closely with our business teams to shape legal and business strategy for our brands

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Membership in the DC or NY Bar is required

Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two "pillar gifts" in its candidates. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  • Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

Interested applicants should apply directly through our careers page via the following link:
http://atlanticmedia.applytojob.com/apply/D5E3G5vm40/Media-Counsel-Interested-In-Privacy-Law?source=Media+Law+Resource+Center

Posted January 29, 2018


Advertising & Marketing Law Associate, Prince Lobel Tye, Boston

Prince Lobel Tye LLP seeks associate with 3 to 5 years’ experience to join transactional side of its media and publishing law practice. Position includes (1) structuring and review of direct-to-consumer marketing programs, (2) advertising (including native) review and regulatory compliance review, and (3) negotiating and drafting of vendor/service agreements, multi-platform content campaigns, influencer agreements, publishing contracts, etc. Close client contact. Requires excellent writing and interpersonal skills, ability to think strategically and work well under pressure, and a strong work ethic. Experience with native and traditional advertising, marketing, and FTC matters (including negative options/free trial, claim substantiation, and comparative performance) required; entertainment, promotions, and/or social media law experience a plus. EOE.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Attn.: Human Resources
One International Place, Suite 3700
Boston, MA 02110
Reference: Media and IP Associate
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Posted January 26, 2018


Sr. Counsel, Content and Production Risk, NBCUniversal, Los Angeles

NBCUniversal is looking for an experienced attorney to join its Content & Production Risk ("CPR") team. The CPR team is part of NBCU Corporate Legal, and acts as a cross-functional resource for all TV and digital properties on complex, high-risk, and novel matters relating to content, physical production, and marketing of scripted and unscripted projects. We also partner with lawyers within the businesses to directly handle cross-platform tasks including reality participant diligence, minor court approvals, production agreements, and marketing and promotions matters and agreements. In addition, we help to develop and implement best practices within our areas of expertise.

The Senior Counsel, Content & Production Risk will be responsible for advising other NBCUniversal lawyers and clients on defamation, privacy, intellectual property, contracts, rules relating to minor performers and show participants, and FCC issues, as well as other issues relating to scripted and unscripted programming.

Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues
  • Partner with Legal Affairs and other lawyers within the TV & digital businesses to develop and implement best practices and create and update forms
  • Partner with the Legal Affairs team and others on major projects with long-term business implications
  • Address and respond to any other matters at the direction of the SVP and/or VPs, Content & Production Risk

Basic Qualifications

  • Member of California bar, or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel
  • Minimum five plus years of intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and/or other relevant subject matter expertise
  • Experience in interacting and communicating with all levels of management
  • Outstanding analytic, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Direct job link here
  • Must be willing to work in Los Angeles, CA
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to submit transcript and writing sample

Desired Characteristics

  • Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Sound business judgment and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to identify, prioritize, and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with lawyers and clients across multiple business units
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and analytical skills, project-based management experience highly desirable

Posted January 25, 2018


Various Positions, Broadcasting Board of Governors

EX-10075231-18-MA; Deputy General Counsel; GS-0905-15
Open: January 12, 2018 Close: February 2, 2018

EX-10117456-18-MA; Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Associate General Counsel for Operations), GS-0905-15
January 19, 2018 Close: February 09, 2018

EX-10068940-18-MA; Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Associate General Counsel for Litigation), GS-0905-15
Open: January 5, 2018 – Close: January 29, 2018

The BBG operates one of the world's largest news media networks, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide, in over 100 countries in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media. The BBG network is comprised of five major international broadcasters: the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and Television Marti, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcast Networks. Our networks carry out a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: "to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy." Our agency is unique in the federal government: we create, produce, and broadcast news around the world. We do so for people whose governments limit or block their people's access to a free press, or who simply lack sources of reliable news on events in their own countries, the United States, or around the world. A statutory firewall ensures that Agency has editorial independence, meaning our news is free from any partisan or political interference, and adheres to the "highest professional standards" of journalism. We develop and utilize cutting edge software and IT tools to get through the firewalls of countries like Iran and China which seek to block their people's access to news and information

The practice of law of BBG is unique within the federal government.

  • The BBG is primarily a news organization, meaning that all BBG OGC attorneys gain expertise in the practice of media law, supporting journalists operating around the globe. In that regard, OGC deals with those matters that impact all media organizations, including intellectual property and licensing; transmission of our content via terrestrial antenna, satellite, internet, and social media; and press freedom and first amendment issues.
  • We are also a government agency and so our practice also deals with the multitude of legal issues that any government law office deals, including federal contracting; federal employment and labor law; appropriation and fiscal law; grant law; and FOIA and ethics.
  • We operate around the world, which means that we routinely deal with matters of foreign law and international law, including matters foreign labor law, foreign litigation; trade and economic sanctions; and international agreements.
  • Finally, our agency is also officially part of the United States Foreign Policy community. We work closely with the State Department, who is represented on our board; USAID; and in a number of instances DoD and local combatant commanders; and well as NSC/WH.

Posted January 25, 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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