Associate Counsel

Santa Monica, CA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 172390BR

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HBO is the world’s premiere premium entertainment service, bringing groundbreaking and award-winning programming such as GAME OF THRONES, EUPHORIA, CHERNOBYL, WESTWORLD, BALLERS, BIG LITTLE LIES, and SILICON VALLEY to 150 million subscribers across the globe. We seek an exceptional Associate Counsel/ Senior Counsel to handle development and production legal matters for HBO’s scripted Original Programming. The successful candidate will have superior solution-oriented analytic, counseling, negotiating and drafting abilities and outstanding people skills necessary to work closely and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic and stimulating environment with colleagues across HBO and at our productions, as well as with talent representatives.


You’ll be responsible for all legal aspects of HBO’s scripted Original Programming (series, movies, min-series and limited series), including negotiating, structuring and drafting talent, rights, development and production agreements, evaluating chain of title, advising on defamation, privacy, intellectual property matters in connection with reviewing content, and providing time-sensitive, thoughtful, practical and consensus-oriented advice on a wide variety of issues, including all issues arising from the physical production of our scripted entertainment programming.

  • J.D. degree from a top tier law school, an outstanding academic record and minimum of 3-7 years of law firm and/or studio/network in-house legal department experience. Entertainment transactional/original programming development/production background preferred.
  • Excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage numerous projects in a dynamic environment.


America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.