Senior Counsel of Legal Affairs & Enforcement – New York

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Organization: The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Position: Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs & Enforcement

Reports To: President, ESRB & Chairman, IARC

Location: New York City, NY

Come join the non-profit organization, helping consumers make informed choices about video games and apps. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is the self-regulatory body that assigns ratings for the video game industry. The Board is seeking a Senior Counsel of Legal Affairs and Enforcement to oversee all aspects of the ESRB and the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) legal affairs, including governance, enforcement, contracts, and intellectual property matters. This exciting opportunity is located in New York City, NY.

As sole internal corporate counsel for the ESRB and the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), the Senior Counsel will draft and negotiate all vendor, license and partnership agreements and manage ESRBs trademark portfolio. This legal expert will also manage ESRBs enforcement and compliance system, including the investigation, analysis, and tracking of violations of ESRB rules and requirements.

Qualified candidates will have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school plus a minimum of four years of legal experience, particularly in contract drafting and negotiation. ESRB is seeking candidates with experience in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing complex agreements and knowledge of corporate, governance, nonprofit, and contractual issues. This position requires strong project management skills and a familiarity with legal and regulatory issues impacting the video game industry. Experience in video game or related industry is preferred.

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ESRB is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

About the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is the non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns ratings for video games and apps for the video game industry. Established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), its primary responsibility is to help consumers, especially parents, make informed choices about the games their families play. The ESRB rating system encompasses guidance about age-appropriateness, content, and interactive elements. As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry, the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible web and mobile privacy practices under its Privacy Certified program.

ESRB offers a competitive salary and bonus with excellent benefits and work environment.

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