Overview

WHO YOU AREBEN is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our legal team as its third in-house lawyer, playing a pivotal role in supporting the companys business and legal affairs. You will forge relationships across numerous business verticals and provide strategic guidance and dynamic counsel on a variety of issues to an innovative and entrepreneurial business team in a rapidly growing, groundbreaking entertainment marketing company. You will negotiate deals with Fortune 500 companies, cutting edge startups, entertainment agencies, celebrities and professional athletes, world famous social media influencers and provide vital guidance on regulatory matters, intellectual property, contract negotiation, and a wealth of other business critical legal matters. Who WE AreBEN connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment. From the world-leading product integration platform to the global leader for rights clearances and representation (Greenlight), BEN helps elevate projects, amplify brands, and captivate audiences. Our team is global, with offices in Los Angeles (headquarters), Provo, New York, London, and Shanghai. BEN is a privately held company, wholly owned by Bill Gates. At BEN, we recognize that our employees are the key to the companys success and work hard to maintain our incredible company culture. While BEN is a well-established organization and a recognized industry leader with a rich history of integration and licensing success stories, we have not abandoned our start-up mentality. BEN continually evolves branding strategies through artificial intelligence and predictive modeling to meet the unique needs of our clients. To that end, BEN is results-oriented, client-centric, and highly creative organization which offers candidates the opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest in this dynamic industry. BEN offers a competitive benefits package and promotes an environment which supports our core values of Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, and Inclusion.

Responsibilities

    • Lead and support on negotiation of deals with clients, celebrity and influencer talent, and studios
    • Act as a true business partner, advising on deal structure, concept, and execution
    • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of contracts, terms, and correspondence (including master services agreements, statements of work, memoranda of understanding and letters of intent, integration agreements, and talent agreements)
    • Advise on legal risks and exposure at both the industry and campaign-specific levels
    • Maintain knowledge and update the legal team regarding applicable laws, regulations, and industry guidance that impact BENs agreements and business practices
    • Conduct legal research and advise on various legal issues, including regulatory matters, intellectual property, data security, and advertising law
    • Manage outside counsel

Qualifications and Skills

    • BA/BS degree and J.D. degree from a top law school
    • Member of the California bar in good standing
    • 1-3 years of transactional experience at a top tier law firm; experience in technology, intellectual property, entertainment, and/or startup work is a plus
    • Superior communication, writing, drafting, and negotiation skills
    • Strong, creative problem-solving skills, ability to think nimbly
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative, supportive team member while also being proactive and independent

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