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Global Media Lawyer / Litigator, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is hiring a global media lawyer/litigator to support Reuters News and its broader businesses. The role could be based in London, Gdansk, or New Delhi; we also welcome applicants from additional locations.

This role offers a unique opportunity:  the media litigator will advise, around the world, on laws affecting newsgathering and publication, data gathering and distribution, privacy, and intellectual property rights and will advocate for Thomson Reuters’ interests in disputes and litigation, including the rights of journalists and other content creators.

Thomson Reuters provides legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals with the tools and information they need to empower people and decision-making.  Its media business, Reuters, is the world’s leading international news agency, reaching more than one billion people every day and delivering real-time, award-winning news coverage to news and media organizations, brands and consumers.  Reuters covers a broad range of topics, including business, finance, politics, sports and technology.  The hallmarks of Reuters’ journalism are speed, impartiality and insight.

This media lawyer will join the Litigation team in the Thomson Reuters General Counsel’s Office, and will collaborate with colleagues within and across practice groups.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Advise Reuters journalists and Thomson Reuters editors in 160+ locations worldwide on laws affecting publication and content distribution, including defamation, privacy and newsgathering
  • Counsel on copyright and other intellectual property matters, including enforcement of Thomson Reuters’ IP rights
  • Advocate for the interests of business partners in disputes and oversee litigation filed by and against Thomson Reuters
  • Respond to legal demands and challenges; defend against subpoenas and other third-party requests for information
  • Ensure compliance with the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles, which reflect our commitment to integrity, independence and freedom from bias
  • Track global legal developments affecting journalists, news/information publication, data collection/distribution, and freedom of expression around the world.

Scope & Impact

Covers Thomson Reuters’ global newsrooms and business activities, advocating for the publication and distribution of news and information in the public interest.

Mandatory Skills & Experience

  • Significant post-qualification experience managing disputes/litigation and advising clients in news, media, information or technology industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to give timely, clear and practical legal advice.
  • Solid background in intellectual property, especially copyright.
  • Ability to communicate across diverse geographies and cultures and to thrive as part of a global team.
  • Ability to effectively select and manage external counsel around the world.
  • Adaptable and prepared to contribute to areas outside core expertise.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work independently, prioritize and problem-solve in the face of uncertainty.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Deep understanding of Thomson Reuters’ core values of independence, integrity and freedom from bias.
  • Significant understanding of media law and ethics and the news and media industry.
  • Written and verbal communication skills in languages in addition to English.
  • Experience working across countries and cultures. 


  • Law degree (or equivalent/conversion) and current practicing lawyer (current bar admission/practising certificate).

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