Drafting and evaluating a wide variety of agreements for some of the largest video game developers and publishers, including development and publishing agreements, licensing agreements, contractor and vendor agreements, NDAs, etc.
Review of technical agreements including SAAS agreements;
Review of privacy and data security agreements;
Acting as client liaison including tracking and managing communication about new requests and ongoing projects, ensuring proper handling and escalation of issues, and assisting other Interactive Entertainment team members.
Researching legal and practical matters relevant to client’s businesses, keeping up to date on all relevant regulatory and legal developments in the video game space, and managing and adding to an internal legal knowledge base.
New York or Los Angeles Office
The Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting the most qualified employees and providing them with equal opportunity for advancement in all aspects of employment. All human resources actions are administered in a manner which will not discriminate against any persons on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic or trait protected by Federal, State or local law. The Firm prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who request such accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
J.D. from a US law school and admission to the state bars of California or New York is required.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience practicing law with hands on experience in commercial transactions, preferably working on entertainment (games, audio, film, television, etc.) or digital advertising (user acquisition, ad-network, etc.) deals.
Highly developed legal drafting, analytical, research, communication, and organizational skills.
Strong technical skills with relevant drafting, presenting, and internal productivity tools (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and ability to rapidly learn new systems as needed.
Ability to handle multiple priorities, manage and track the timelines and completion of multiple projects, and work under deadlines.
Demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations and a willingness to seek additional input.
Ability to think about legal issues in a practical and interdisciplinary way with a focus on solutions; able to work well independently, but enjoys being part of a team in an agile and non-rigid organization; willing to take direction and prioritization when called for.
Demonstrated interest or other background in media and entertainment (love of games a plus).
3-5+ years of experience
Hands-on experience in video game law or the video game industry
Experience with IP Licensing and agreements with complex commercial terms
Exceptional project management and organizational skills along with a willingness to use these skills proactively to create and improve legal functions in an organization.
Interested? We would love to hear from you. Just send us your resume and cover letter below (and tell us about your passion games!)
Direct applicants only - No agencies/headhunters please.
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About Frankfurt Kurnit
Founded more than 40 years ago as a boutique law firm servicing the entertainment and arts communities in New York City, Frankfurt Kurnit now provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines worldwide.
We represent some of the world’s best-known publishers, producers, directors, distributors, actors, celebrities, models, writers, financiers, charitable organizations, online content and service providers, and many of the foremost advertising agencies, information technology companies, and corporate brands. We also represent corporate and individual clients in complex business transactions and commercial disputes, and provide venture financing, securities fraud, white collar defense, privacy and data security, employment, ethics, tax, trusts and estates, and real estate advice. By combining a deep industry knowledge across a diverse group of lawyers and practice groups, Frankfurt Kurnit brings a unique, client-focused approach to helping clients achieve their goals, whether resolving a dispute, getting the deal done, or just planning for the future.
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