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Sr. Legal Counsel - Safety, Content, & Law Enforcement, Twitter

You will primarily be responsible for advising the teams that respond to legal demands to disclose user data and for content removal, whether these requests originate from governmental entities or private parties. As a SCALE senior legal counsel you will play a key role in identifying legal risks associated with requests for user data, requests for content removal, and efforts to curb online abuse and enforce the Twitter Rules.  You will collaborate with team members in other regions regarding alignment of Twitter policies and operationalizing legal requirements.  You will advise on the development of policies designed to ensure compliance with legal obligations consistent with Twitter’s customer commitments and work closely with colleagues to update existing policies in alignment with our maturity as a company.  You will provide feedback to Public Policy on legislative proposals from governments that impact Twitter’s content moderation policies and obligations to produce user data to law enforcement and government entities. You will provide advice to legal colleagues to help them understand the law enforcement, safety, and expression implications of product and design initiatives.

You will work cross-functionally with your legal colleagues, Trust & Safety, communications, public policy, and other teams across the company to share guidance and find creative solutions. Every day will be different than the one before!

Who You Are:

  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about protecting user privacy, freedom of expression, and online safety.
  • You are comfortable operating thoughtfully, at times, quickly, and working on cutting-edge legal and policy matters where there is ambiguity and a lack of legal precedent.  
  • You can adapt quickly as the legal, policy, and factual landscape continues to change.
  • You are familiar with internet-based communications technology and cloud services and the related legal issues.
  • You are a self-starter who is eager to learn and works well with minimal supervision, but shows excellent judgment about when to look to managers and teammates for guidance.
  • You have the demonstrated ability to think creatively about solutions and devise long-term strategies.
  • You work effectively in cross-functional, geographically diverse, multi-cultural teams and are open-minded, inclusive, and flexible.
  • You are able to quickly assess emerging situations and develop practical options to respond.
  • You are willing to experiment and try new things and learn quickly from failure and mistakes.
  • Your responses display legal knowledge, common sense, and sound judgment.
  • You view relationships with your clients and other stakeholders as key to your success.
  • You build and maintain trusted relationships with those individuals and their teams.
  • You are humble and patient.
  • You communicate clearly orally and in writing to legal and non-legal audiences.
  • You have excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • You have a J.D. and are qualified to practice law in at least jurisdiction in the United States.
  • You have at least 6+ years of legal experience.
  • You have professional experience dealing with U.S. laws related to government surveillance, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  
  • Knowledge of and experience with criminal investigative process and third-party civil demands in the United States.

Desired skills/interests (not requirements):

  • Knowledge of human rights law.

For more info and to apply, click here.

Posted September 11, 2020


Borealis Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Legal Fellow, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Narrative: The Borealis Fund has awarded a grant to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to create a one-year legal fellowship, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, in order to expand its capacity to better identify, support, and address the legal needs of journalists of color, newsrooms led by people of color, and reporters covering issues pertinent to communities of color, across the country.

The Borealis Legal Fellow will be part of a team of Reporters Committee attorneys who provide pro bono legal services to individual journalists, including documentary filmmakers, and news organizations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with RCFP staff attorneys to litigate impact cases involving access to court records/proceedings and issues arising under state and federal freedom of information laws, including conducting legal research and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs;
  • Drafting amicus briefs on behalf of media coalitions in state and federal appeals presenting important freedom of information and First Amendment issues;
  • Responding to hotline inquiries under the supervision of RCFP staff attorneys;
  • assisting in client representations of various kinds, including pre-publication vetting for independent and freelance journalists and documentary filmmakers;
  • producing newsroom trainings;
  • co-authoring legal guides, blog posts, and other online resources available for free on our website.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from accredited law school; must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction or awaiting bar exam results/admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction at the start of employment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good judgment and the highest level of professional integrity.

Please provide a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining how your experience relates to the anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications may be submitted to dmartin@nonprofithr. We will consider applications immediately, and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We expect to close the process no later than November 1.

The salary for this position is $65,000 per year with fully paid health insurance, paid time off, 401k and other benefits. Applications may be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted September 11, 2020


Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Television

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

The Senior Legal Counsel position handles all corporate and commercial areas of legal work for Fox Television Stations’ owned and operated stations.  Draft variety of program and rights acquisition, real estate, operational, and talent agreements, as well as provide assistance with contractual negotiations.  Review contests and other station promotions. Review news scripts and promotional announcements and advise station personnel as to legal considerations, such as libel, invasion of privacy, intellectual property, and FCC issues.  Respond to news story claim letters.  Advise executives and newsroom personnel with respect to newsgathering issues and litigation risk.  Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D.) as well as admission to state bar.  At least 5 years legal experience from a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience.  Media law experience a plus. Must have strong legal knowledge and ability to provide advice in a timely manner.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks for businesses in various time zones, sometimes on severe deadlines.  Ability to work well with clients and others in a professional manner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Position will be based in Los Angeles, CA.

Click to apply.

Posted August 14, 2020


Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Television Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

The Senior Legal Counsel position handles all corporate and commercial areas of legal work for Fox Television Stations’ owned and operated stations.  Draft variety of program and rights acquisition, real estate, operational, and talent agreements, as well as provide assistance with contractual negotiations. Review contests and other station promotions. Review news scripts and promotional announcements and advise station personnel as to legal considerations, such as libel, invasion of privacy, intellectual property, and FCC issues. Respond to news story claim letters.  Advise executives and newsroom personnel with respect to newsgathering issues and litigation risk. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D.) as well as admission to state bar.  At least 5 years legal experience from a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience.  Media law experience a plus. Must have strong legal knowledge and ability to provide advice in a timely manner.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks for businesses in various time zones, sometimes on severe deadlines.  Ability to work well with clients and others in a professional manner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Position will be based in Atlanta, GA.

Click to apply.

Posted July 17, 2020


Associate Attorney, Shullman Fugate

Shullman Fugate has an immediate opening for an experienced, full-time, associate attorney.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to perform the duties listed below and have the necessary experience and qualifications.

  • 1-6 years’ experience
  • Litigation experience required
  • High level analytical/writing skills required
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Data privacy experience a plus
  • Content/media experience a plus
  • Big firm experience a plus
  • Complex litigation experience a plus
  • Journalism/communications background a plus
  • Intellectual property experience a plus
  • Hire will work remotely from home with virtual office access
  • Geo-limitless (candidate may be anywhere in FL). South Florida, Tampa or Jacksonville location a plus
  • Salary Range - commensurate with experience and qualifications

Shullman Fugate is a growing, busy law practice but maintains a small firm atmosphere. We welcome you to visit our website at www.shullmanfugate.com or check us out on twitter @shullgate to learn more about our firm and our attorneys.
 
Resume submissions should be emailed to our Firm Administrator, Katie Brown, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted June 24, 2020


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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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