Vice President, Legal - Compliance & IP Counsel at Complex Media
New York City, NY, US
The Complex Business & Legal Affairs team is seeking a senior level Attorney to have primary responsibility for legal matters in support of the following company-wide functions: intellectual property (protection, rights and clearances), ethics and compliance (including standards and practices), regulatory affairs, data security and privacy, litigation, licensing and merchandising, labor and employment, real estate and operations. This attorney will work closely with Los Angeles & New York based colleagues and will report into Complex’s SVP of Business and Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer.

The Attorney must have substantive media-related intellectual property protection, rights acquisition and regulatory compliance experience from a respected law practice, studio or television network and be able to apply strategic negotiation skills, develop appropriate policies and guidelines, structure a rights and clearances management process and enforce standards and practices for content. General litigation experience is also beneficial. The individual must be able to work independently, multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly and have the ability to independently exercise sound judgment and perform under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities:
Work with content development, production, and technology teams to ensure protection of our intellectual property and best practices in creating content.
Ensure compliance with all applicable data protection and privacy best practices.
Negotiate and draft licensing and merchandising-related agreements involving our intellectual property (other than content distribution agreements)
Manage litigation portfolio.
Proactively establish policies and procedures for the benefit of the company including standards and practices for editorial content production and compliance guidelines relating to native advertising and sponsored content
Use extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry including guild/union and non-union labor and employment law issues relating to series productions; intellectual property law; risk management issues, rights of publicity/privacy issues, to develop and apply company-wide policies.
Manage a group of attorneys and business affairs professionals

Requirements:
JD from an accredited law school of strong reputation
Active member of New York bar
10-15 years of business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment
Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills
Strong management skills with the ability to successfully supervise employees in remote locations