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Counsel, Intellectual Property, NBCUniversal

This position resides within the IP Analysis & Insights team, which is responsible for advising NBCUniversal divisions worldwide regarding rights and other intellectual property issues that arise across all phases of its business.

Job Duties:

  • Assuming a pivotal role in identifying, validating, and enhancing intellectual property opportunities as well as contributing to strategies across NBCUniversal’s worldwide footprint
  • Reviewing and interpreting development, production, and distribution agreements to provide advice on issues such as property acquisition (including chain of title and scope of the grant), distribution rights (including via new media / streaming), remake / sequel rights, live event rights, merchandising / interactive rights, and theme park rights
  • Analyzing copyright and related issues associated with the exercise of rights in cutting-edge, technologically sophisticated new use cases
  • Advising NBCUniversal business and legal divisions, both verbally and in writing, regarding the drafting of deal terms and contractual language related to intellectual property rights
  • Providing timely production clearance/risk advice in connection with active projects
  • Efficiently navigating multiple electronic databases and reviewing corporate files and other sources for relevant rights information about current and library properties
  • Supporting transformational enterprise initiative that seeks to evolve the way rights are acquired, analyzed, managed, and shared across NBCUniversal


Basic Qualifications

  • Member of California bar or other US state bar
  • JD or LLM degree from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the media law field, either at a law firm or comparable corporate setting

Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols

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