Litigation Counsel

Burbank, CA
Full Time
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Requisition ID: 170389BR

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What part will you play?

We are currently seeking a Litigation Counsel for the Corporate Legal department. Position manages and supervises outside counsel in their handling of Warner Bros. litigation; investigates and attempts to resolve pre-litigation claims against the Company; represents the Company in judicial proceedings such as arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences, depositions and hearings; negotiates, reviews, drafts, revises, and/or analyzes contracts and agreements; researches and responds to legal inquiries; and supervises paralegal and clerical subordinates in the performance of their tasks. Performs special assignments and related work.
  • Supervises outside counsel in their handling of Warner Bros. litigation and attempts to settle and resolve pre-litigation claims against the company in the areas of anti-trust, copyright, breach of contract, tax, publicity and defamation cases, personal injury, etc.
  • Negotiates, drafts, revises and analyzes agreements, contracts, and other legal documents
  • Represents the Company in judicial proceedings such as depositions, settlement conferences and hearings.
  • Researches and answers inquiries regarding contracts, privacy rights, copyright laws, litigation related issues and other legal matters.
  • Supervises the transmittal and follow-up of papers to Warner Bros., court, and other outside personnel.
  • Supervises Litigation Administration Managers and Paralegals in the performance of legal-related tasks.
What do we require from you?
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • BA or BS required.
  • JD or LLM required.
  • Member of the California State Bar (in good standing) required.
  • At least 4 years' experience in private practice in a litigation department with a highly regarded firm, preferably with experience in intellectual property and entertainment matters.
  • Knowledge of the entertainment required.
  • Familiarity with some or all of the following subject areas is helpful: general business litigation, especially entertainment industry-related; copyright, trademark and patent; profit participant accounting; bankruptcy; first amendment; personal injury; workers' compensation; insurance defense; environmental.
  • Ability to negotiate, draft, and interpret agreements, contracts, and other legal documents
  • Ability to research legal questions.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate paralegal and clerical subordinates engaged in the performance of legal-related tasks.
  • Superior judgment, integrity and inter-personal skills a must.
  • Ability to use common word-processing programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and tactfully with clients and third parties.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to function well under pressure and to prioritize and reprioritize frequently.
  • Ability to meet a schedule or deadline set by someone else.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to delegate work to non-lawyers and edit their draft Statements of Work, project descriptions, correspondence, etc.


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